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 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.
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.
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 Finkdownload SuperSU for Android. 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.
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.