Weekly Seminar: Paul J. Healy, “Epistemic Experiments: Utility Elicitation and Irrational Play” (Oct 20, 2016)

P.J. HealyWe would like to announce that Paul J. Healy will be giving the next talk in our fall 2016 weekly seminar series, on October 20, 2016. In this talk P.J. will be discussing his paper,“Epistemic Experiments: Utility Elicitation and Irrational Play”.

P.J. Healy’s research combines both theory and experiments. He has written several papers on implementation and mechanism design, as well as work on repeated games, overconfidence, Bayesian updating, and behavioral game theory. His recent work uses extensive elicitation procedures to measure the thought processes behind strategic decision-making. P.J. earned his PhD from Caltech in 2005. He served as an assistant professor in Carnegie Mellon’s Tepper School of Business before moving to Ohio State in 2007.

Weekly Seminar: Ragan Petrie, “Kinks in Rationality” (Oct 6th, 2016)

ragan_petrieWe would like to announce that Ragan Petrie will be giving the second of our fall 2016 weekly seminar series talks, on October 6th, 2016. Her talk is entitled,  “Kinks in Rationality.”

Ragan Petrie is an Associate Professor of Economics at Texas A&M  University. Her research interests include experimental economics and applied microeconomics, including charitable giving, bargaining and gender. She has published in the American Economic Review, the Journal of Public Economics and the Journal of Risk and Uncertainty.  Dr. Petrie serves as co-editor of the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization as well as an associate editor of the Southern Economic Journal and the Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics.  She received her Ph.D. in Economics and Agricultural and Applied Economics from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and holds a M.P.A. in Economics and Public Policy from the University of Pittsburgh and a B.A. in French from the University of Illinois.

Fall 2016 Visiting Researcher: Johannes Leutgeb

Johannes LeutgebWe would like to welcome Johannes Leutgeb, who will be a visiting CESS from September to December 2016. While at CESS Johannes will be furthering his research agenda on long-run learning behavior in competitive environments, stability of cooperation and competition for influence.

Johannes Leutgeb is a research fellow at WZB Berlin and PhD candidate in experimental economics. He holds a Master’s and Bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Vienna. His research interests are long-run learning behavior in competitive environments, stability of cooperation and competition for influence.

Fall 2016 Visiting Researcher: Rustamdjan Hakimov


We would like to welcome Rustamdjan Hakimov, who will be visiting CESS from September to December 2016. While at CESS, Rustam is planning to continue his research on experimental comparison of different matching mechanism, and various ways of implementation of the same mechanisms, for instance dynamic versus static versions. Additionally he will conduct research on effects of exogenous beliefs shifts about one’s relative ability on outcomes of centralized labor markets.

Rustamdjan Hakimov is a postdoctoral research fellow at WZB  Social Science Center Berlin. He acquired hi PhD from the Technische Universität Berlin in Summer 2016. His main research interest lays on intersection of behavioral economics and market design, in particular matching markets.


Weekly Seminar: Gregory Leo, “Taking Turns” (Sep 22, 2016)

gregoryleoWe would like to announce that Gregory Leo will be giving the first of our fall 2016 weekly seminar series, on September 22, 2016. He will be discussing his paper, “Taking Turns”.

Gregory Leo uses game theory and experimental methods to study economic problems. Two of his main research projects include studying the coordination dilemmas that arise when the effort of a few people can benefit many and how to efficiently match people into teams or groups in various environments. Gregory joined the faculty at Vanderbilt university in 2015 after earning his PhD from the University of California Santa Barbara.

The talk will be held at the NYU Economics department, in room 517. If you have any questions regarding this talk, or any in our series, please email cess@nyu.edu.

Fall 2016 Visiting Researcher: André Schmelzer

André SchmelzerWe would like to welcome André Schmelzer, who will be a visiting CESS from September to December 2016. While visiting us, André will be working on behaviorally informed auction design.

André is a research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods and a PhD candidate at TU Berlin.
He holds a M.Sc. in economics from Humboldt University of Berlin and a B.A. in philosophy and economics from University of Bayreuth.
His research interests lie in the intersection of behavioral economics and market design.

Fall 2016 Visiting Researcher: Emma Heikensten

Emma HeikenstenWe would like to welcome Emma Heikensten, who will be a visiting CESS from August to December. While visiting us, Emma will continue to develop her research on gender differences in advice, strategic interaction and awards.

Emma holds an M.Sc. degree from London School of Economics and Political Science and a B.S. degree from Lund University School of Economics and Management. She is also a doctoral candidate in Economics, a Fellow at the Women and Public Policy Program, at Harvard University and a Fellow at the Center for Experimental Social Science at NYU. Her research interests are in behavioral and experimental economics with a focus on the economics of gender and inequality. More specifically, she concentrates on gender differences in advice seeking, on strategic interaction and on motivational effects of different degrees on publicness of non-monetary awards. She is also a part of several projects on replication and prediction markets, in which Emma has replicated experimental papers in psychology and behavioral economics.

CESS Visitors 2015-Spring 2016

CESS is pleased to welcome the following Professors and Researchers who will be visiting during the 2015-2016 academic year:

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Professor Willemien Kets,
Visiting from MEDS,
Kellogg School of
Professor Jasmina Arifovic,
visiting from Simon
Fraser University
Dr. Andreas Grunewald,
visiting from University
of Bonn
Isabel Marcin,
visiting from Max
Plank Institute
Professor Giovanni Ponti,
Visiting from the University
of Alicante
Assistant Professor Ernesto Reuben,
Visiting from Columbia University
Veronica Rattini,
Visiting from the University of Bologna