Spring 2017: CESS Experimental Economics Seminar

 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. 


Upcoming Speakers

Thursday, April 20th, 2017, 12:30pm

Muriel Niederle, Professor at Stanford University
Title of the talk: TBD


Thursday, April 27th, 2017, 12:30pm
Antonio Guarino, Professor at UCL
Title of the talk: TBD


Past Speakers