Weekly Seminar – 10th April, 2014

Margaret Anne McConnell
Margaret Anne McConnell

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 Fink. 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.

Weekly Seminar – 3rd April, 2014

On Thursday, 3rd April,  Kyle Hyndman from the University of Texas at Dallas will be discussing on “Bargaining with a Residual Claimant: An Experimental Study”, joint with Matthew Embrey, and Arno Riedl. The seminar will take place in Economics Department, Room 517 at 12:30pm.

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.