Weekly Seminar: Emanuel Vespa, “Contingent Preferences and the Sure-Thing Principle: Revisiting Classic Anomalies in the Laboratory” (December 1st, 2016)

Emanuel Vespa is an experimental economist who studies behavior in economic environments using laboratory data. Most of his research is on dynamic games and on contingent thinking. Emanuel joined the faculty at the University of California Santa Barbara after earning his Ph.D. from New York University in 2012. He is currently visiting Stanford University for the academic year.

Weekly Seminar: Joshua Miller, “Surprised by the Gambler’s and Hot Hand Fallacies? A Truth in the Law of Small Numbers,” (joint with Adam Sanjurjo) November 17th, 2016


Joshua B. Miller’s research combines both theory and experiments.  He has written papers on blame, accountability, and the perception of social risk.  Recently he has been working on projects relating to probabilistic and causal beliefs, and how they are reflected in individual decision making, games, and markets.  Joshua earned his PhD from the University of Minnesota in 2009.  He is an assistant professor in the Department of Decision Sciences at Bocconi University in Milan, Italy.