Spring 2017

CESS Experimental Economics Seminar

Weekly Seminar: Antonio Guarino, “Updating Ambiguous Beliefs in a Social Learning Experiment” (joint with Roberta De Filippis, Philippe Jehiel and Toru Kitagawa) (Thursday, April 27th, 2017)

Antonio Guarino is a Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics at UCL.  He received his PhD in Economics from New York University.  His research interests cover financial economics (market microstructure), economic theory (social learning) and experimental economics.

 

 

Weekly Seminar: Muriel Niederle, “A Gender Agenda or From the Lab to the Field to Policy” (Thursday, April 20th, 2017)

Muriel Niederle is a Department of Economics Professor at Stanford University.  She received her Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University.  She is a behavioral and experimental economist with a strong interest on gender differences in economic outcomes.  Niederle also has a line of work on market design.

 

Weekly Seminar: Collin Raymond, “Preferences for Non-Instrumental Information and Skewness” (Thursday, March 30th, 2017)

Collin Raymond’s research combines theory and experiments.  He primarily works on issues related to risk and information; especially how individuals seek out, and then use, certain types of information.  He earned his PhD from the University of Michigan in 2012.  He is currently an assistant professor at Amherst College, and will be starting as an assistant professor at Purdue in the autumn of 2017.

 

Weekly Seminar: Mark Dean, “Experimental Tests of Rational Inattention” (Thursday, March 23rd, 2017)

Mark’s research is interesting in understanding the role of attention in economic choice.  The world contains a lot of information, and the more we pay attention to, the better our subsequent choices will be. Yet because attention is a scarce resource people may not gather all relevant information before making a decision.  Apparently mistaken choices may be the result of a rational trade off between the costs and benefits of information acquisition.  Models of rational inattention have recently been used to address a variety of economic issues, from pricing decisions to portfolio choice.  As information becomes evermore plentiful, it becomes increasingly important to understand how people choose what to attend to. 

 

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