Second Spring Mini-Conference on Microeconomic Theory:

Dates:   June 1 and 2, 2010

Location:  PSTC, Mencoff Hall, 68 Waterman Street, Providence RI 02912

Organizer:  Geoffroy de Clippel;  Administrative Assistant:  Natalia Ignatyeva

Participation is free, but please register beforehand by sending an e-mail to Natalia Ignatyeva



June 1

-  9:45am-10:30am:  Welcome Breakfast (70 Waterman Street, next door to the PSTC)

-  10:30am-11:30am:  Comparing Mechanisms by Their Vulnerability to Manipulation, Parag Pathak (MIT), joint work with Tayfun Sonmez (Boston College)

-  11:30am-12:30pm:  The Role of Commitment in Bilateral Trade, Johannes Horner (Yale), joint work with Dino Gerardi (Yale) and Lucas Maestri (Yale)


-  12:30pm-2:15pm:  Lunch (Kabob and Curry on Thayer Street)

-  2:15pm-3:15pm:  Risk, Delay, and Convex Self-Control Costs, Drew Fudenberg (Harvard), joint work with David Levine (Wash U - St Louis)

-  3:15pm-4:15pm:  A Subjective Model of Temporal Preferences, Todd Sarver (Northwestern), joint work with Haluk Ergin (Wash U - St Louis)

-  4:15pm-4:45pm:  Coffee Break (70 Waterman Street, next door to the PSTC)

-  4:45pm-5:45pm:  Similarity and Polarization in Groups, Mariagiovanna Baccara (NYU - Stern), joint work with Leeat Yariv (Caltech)

-  7:30pm- :  Dinner (New Rivers)


June 2

-  8:45am-9:30am:  Breakfast (70 Waterman Street, next door to the PSTC)

-  9:30am-10:30am:  Incomplete Preferences under Uncertainty: Indecisiveness in Beliefs vs. Tastes, Efe Ok (NYU), joint work with Pietro Ortoleva (Caltech) and Gil Riella (U of Brasilia)

-  10:30am-11:30am:  Random Choice and Bounded Rationality, Faruk Gul (Princeton)

-  11:30am-12:30pm:  The Axiomatic Structure of Empirical Content, Federico Echenique (Caltech), joint work with Chris Chambers (Caltech) and Eran Shmaya (Northwestern - Kellogg)

-  12:30pm-2pm:  Lunch (70 Waterman Street, next door to the PSTC)

-  2pm-3pmCommunication, Timing, and Common Learning, Colin Stewart (U Toronto), joint work with Jakub Steiner (Northwestern)

-  3pm-4pm:  Attributes, Wojciech Olszewski (Northwestern), joint work with Diego Klabjan (Northwestern) and Asher Wolinsky (Northwestern) (Figures)


-  4pm-5pm:  Farewell Coffee Break (70 Waterman Street, next door to the PSTC)