First Spring Mini-Conference on Economic Theory:

Topic:  Information and Uncertainty 

Dates:   May 31 and June 1, 2008

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



May 31

-  11am-12:15pm:  Foundations for Bayesian Updating, Leeat Yariv (Caltech), joint work with Eran Shmaya (Caltech)

             (second paper by the same authors: Experiments on Decisions Under Uncertainty: A Theoretical Framework)


             DiscussantSergio Turner (Brown University)

-  12:15pm-1:45pm:  Lunch

-  1:45pm-3pm:  Object-Based Unawareness II: Applications, Kim-Sau Chung (University of Minnesota), joint work with Oliver Board (University of Pittsburgh)

             DiscussantErkut Ozbay (University of Maryland)

-  3pm-4:15pm:  Insider Trading with a Random Deadline, Ennio Stacchetti (New York University), joint with Rene Caldentey (NYU, Stern School of Business)

             DiscussantSergei Izmalkov (MIT)

-  4:15pm-4:45pm:  Coffee Break

-  4:45pm-6pm:  Opinions as Incentives, Navin Kartik (UC San Diego), joint work with Yeon-Koo Che (Columbia University)

             DiscussantHeski Bar-Isaac (NYU, Stern School of Business)

-  7:30pm- :  Workshop Dinner


June 1

-  9:45am-11am:  Communication and Learning, Dino Gerardi (Yale University), joint work with Luca Anderlini (Georgetown University) and Roger Lagunoff (Georgetown University)

             DiscussantPedro Dal Bo (Brown University)

-  11am-12:15pm:  Strategic Distinguishability with an Application to Robust Virtual Implementation, Dirk Bergemann (Yale University), joint with Stephen Morris (Princeton University)          

             DiscussantRoberto Serrano (Brown University)

-  12:15pm-1:45pm:  Lunch

-  1:45pm-3pm:  Dividing and Discarding: a Procedure for Taking Decisions with Non-Transferable Utility, William Fuchs (University of Chicago), joint with Vinicius Carrasco (PUC-Rio)

             DiscussantKfir Eliaz (Brown University)

-  3pm-4:15pmRevenue Equivalence and Profit Maximization in Dynamic Settings, Ilya Segal (Stanford University), joint with Juuso Toikka (Stanford University)

             DiscussantGregory Pavlov (Boston University)

-  4:15pm-4:45pm:  Coffee Break

-  4:45pm-6pm:  A Foundation of Dynamic Bargaining with Incomplete InformationVasiliki Skreta (NYU, Stern School of Business), joint with Ichiro Obara (UCLA and University of Minnesota)

             DiscussantGeoffroy de Clippel (Brown University)