CESS 2014-2015 Visitors

CESS welcomes the visiting researchers for the academic year 2014 – 2015.

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Christos A. Ioannou

 

Christos is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics and Director of the Social Sciences Experimental Laboratory of the University of Southampton. He is interested in dynamic learning in games, and his plan is to work on testing adaptive models on the full taxonomy of 2X2 games; that is, compare the predictions of the simulations to the actual experimental data.

 
 

Margaret Samahita

Margaret Samahita

 

Margaret is a visiting research student from Lund University, Sweden. Her research area can be broadly described as applied microeconomics, with special interests in various aspects of decision making and behavioral economics. More specifically, she studies individual behavior in Pay-What-You-Want pricing schemes and the corresponding producer competition and profitability from an industrial organization perspective. She will be at NYU from September 2014 to June 2015, hosted by Andrew Caplin. Besides working on her current projects, she plans to conduct an experiment on attention.

CESS is pleased to welcome back Professor Ernst Fehr, NYU Global Distinguished Visiting Professor

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Ernst Fehr

Ernst Fehr is a global distinguished visiting professor here at NYU. Ernst visits NYU for 6 weeks out of the academic year. When not at NYU, Ernst is professor of Microeconomics and Experimental Economics at the University of Zurich since 1994. He was director of the Institute for Empirical Research in Economics and is presently chairman of the Department of Economics at the University of Zurich. He has been a Global Distinguished Professor at New York University since 2011 and was an affiliated faculty member of the Department of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 2003 to 2011. He is a former president of the Economic Science Association and of the European Economic Association, an honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and John Kenneth Galbraith Fellow of the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences. He was recipient of the Marcel Benoist Prize in 2008.

Weekly seminar – 8th May, 2014

Salvatore Nunnari

Salvatore Nunnari

Salvatore Nunnari from Columbia University, on 8th May, 12:30pm, will be discussion on topic,”Gambler’s Fallacy and Imperfect Best Response in Legislative Bargaining,” joint with Jan Zapal.

Salvatore is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Columbia University. His research is in formal political theory, political economy, and experimental political science. In particular, he uses game theory and laboratory experiments to study legislative bargaining, the provision of public goods, and the effect of political institutions on economic and political outcomes. He is the Associate Director of the Columbia Experimental Laboratory in the Social Sciences. He organizes the Columbia Political Economy Seminar in the Spring and the Columbia Political Economy Breakfast in the Fall.

Weekly seminar – 24th April, 2014

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Dirk Engelmann

On Thursday, 24th April, 12:30pm, Dirk Engelmann from the University of Mannheim, Germany, will be discussing on his paper, “Who Cares for Social Image?” joint with Jana Friedrichsen.

Dirk Engelmann is Professor of Economics at the University of Mannheim and Director of the Experimental Economics Laboratory mLab. He received his doctoral degree in 2000 from Humboldt University Berlin. From 2003 to 2004 he was Assistant Professor at CERGE-EI (Prague). From 2004 to 2006 he was Reader, from 2006 to 2010 Professor of Economics at Royal Holloway, University of London. He is a member of the editorial board of the American Economic Review, associate editor of The Economic Journal and co-editor of the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization.

Weekly Seminar – 10th April, 2014

Margaret Anne McConnell

Margaret Anne McConnell

On Thursday, 10th April, Margaret McConnell, from the Harvard School of Public Health, will be discussing her paper  “A Spoonful of Luck Makes the Medicine Look Good: Experimental Evidence on Adoption of Preventive Technologies with Stochastic Outcomes”, co-written with Günther Fink. Electronic copies of the paper will be furnished upon request.

Margaret McConnell is Assistant Professor of Global Health Economics at the Harvard School of Public Health. Her current research combines behavioral economics with field and laboratory experiments to understand and evaluate policies designed to change health and savings behavior. She is currently working on a number of field trials in Africa and Latin America related to messaging and behavior change, the formation of price expectations for health goods and the design of savings products and their impacts on health and health spending.

Weekly Seminar – 3rd April, 2014

On Thursday, 3rd April,  Kyle Hyndman from the University of Texas at Dallas will be discussing on “Bargaining with a Residual Claimant: An Experimental Study”, joint with Matthew Embrey, and Arno Riedl. The seminar will take place in Economics Department, Room 517 at 12:30pm.

Kyle is an assistant professor at the Jindal School of Management at the University of Texas at Dallas. His main research interests are behavioural and experimental economics, though he has done research in industrial organisation, auctions, bargaining and behavioural operations management.