Thursday, September 13, 2012

Experimental economics at Stanford SITE, Sept 14 and 15

Stanford Institute for Theoretical Economics
Summer 2012 Workshop

Segment 5: Experimental Economics
September 14 and 15, 2012
Organized by Judd Kesler, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania; Lise Vesterlund, University of Pittsburgh; and Muriel Niederle and Charles Sprenger, both Stanford University.

The session will meet in Conference Room A in Landau Economics Building.

Friday, September 14
9.00 - 9.30 Breakfast
9.30 - 9.45 Welcome and Opening Remarks
9.45 - 10.45 Laboratory Results and Field Inference
  • External Validity and Partner Selection Bias presented by Hunt Alcott, New York University and co-authored with Sendhil Mullainathan, Harvard University
  • Free Riding in the Lab and in the Field presented by Florian Englmaier, University of Wurzburg and co-authored with Georg Gebhardt, Ulm University 
10.45 - 11.00 Coffee
11.00 - 12.00 Experimental Methods
  • Incentives in Experiments: A Theoretical Analysis presented by Paul J. Healy, The Ohio State University and co-authored with Yaron Azrieli, The Ohio State University and Christopher P. Chambers, University of California, San Diego
  • Mistakes and Game Form Recognition: Challenges to Theories of Revealed. Preference and Framing presented by Charles R. Plott, California Institute of Technology and co-authored with Timothy N. Cason, Krannert School of Management, Purdue University
12.00 - 1.45 Lunchtime discussion
1.45 - 2.45 Risk and Ambiguity
  • Learning to be Probabilistically Sophisticated presented by Yoram Halevy,University of British Columbia
  • Estimating the Relationship Between Economic Preferences: A Testing Ground for Unifed Theories of Behavior presented by Pietro Ortoleva, California Institute of Technology and co-authored with Mark Dean, Brown University
2.45 - 3.00 Coffee
3.00 - 4.00 Dynamic Inconsistency?
  • Hypobolic Discounting and Willingness to Wait presented by David Eil,  George Mason University
  • Working Over Time: Dynamic Inconsistency in Real Effort Tasks presented by Ned Augenblick, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley and co-authored with Muriel Niederle and Charles Sprenger, both Stanford University
4.00 - 4.15 Coffee
4.15 - 5.15 Shorter Presentation Session
  • Competitive Pricing and the Search for Quality, presented by Daniel Martin, New York University
  • Probability List Elicitation for Lotteries, presented by David Freeman, University of British Columbia
  • Unintended Media E ects in a Conflict Environment: Serbian Radio and Croatian Nationalism, presented by Vera Mironova, Department of Political Science, University of Maryland and co-authored with Stefano DellaVigna, University of California, Berkeley; Ruben Enikolopov and Maria Petrova, New Economic School, Moscow and Ekaterina Zhuravskaya, Paris School of Economics
  • Local Leadership and the Provision of Public Goods: A Field-Lab Experiment in Bolivia, presented by Maria P. Recalde, University of Pittsburgh and co-authored with B. Kelsey Jack, Tufts University
5.30 Continued discussion and dissemination of technical knowledge during dinner

Saturday, September 15
9.00 - 9.30 Breakfast
9.30 - 10.30 Bargaining and Voting Behavior
  • The Effect of Negotiations on Bargaining in Legislatures presented by Marina Agranov, California Institute of Technology and co-authored with Chloe Terigman,University of British Columbia
  • Hypothetical Thinking and Information Extraction: Strategic Voting in the Laboratory presented by Emanuel Vespa, Stern School of Business, New York University and co-authred with Ignacio Esponda, New York University
10.30 - 10.45 Coffee
11.00 - 12.30 Game Theory in the Lab
  • Emergent Star Networks with Ex Ante Homogeneous Agents presented by Daniel Houser, Interdisciplinary Center for Economic Science Contact Information, George Mason University and co-authored with Rong Rong, also Interdisciplinary Center for Economic Science Contact Information, George Mason University
  • Infinitely Repeated Games with Private Monitoring: An Experimental Analysispresented by Guillaume Frechette, New York University and co-authored withMasaki Aoyagi, Osaka University and V. Bhaskar, University College London
  • Finding the Hidden Cost of Control presented by Judd Kessler, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and co-authored with Stephen G Leider,Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
12.30 - 2.15 Lunchtime discussion
2.15 - 3.15 Field Experiments
  • Do People Choose What They Think Will Make Them Happiest? Evidence from the National Resident Matching Program. presented by Ori Heffetz, Cornell University and co-authored with Daniel J. Benjamin and Alex Rees-Jones, Cornell University and Miles Kimball, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • Death Probability Shocks and Consumption: Evidence from Denmark presented by Kasper Meisner Nielsen, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and co-authored with Steffen Andersen, Copenhagen Business School  and Charles Sprenger, Stanford University
3.15 - 3.30 Coffee
3.30 - 4.30 Gender and Economic Behavior
  • Gender, Competition and Career Choices presented by Thomas Buser, University of Amsterdam and co-authored with Muriel Niederle, Stanford University andHessel Oosterbeek also University of Amsterdam
  • Breaking the Glass Ceiling with `No': Gender Differences in Doing Favors. Presented by Lise Vesterlund, University of Pittsburgh and co-authored with Linda Babcock, Amanda Weirup, and Laurie Weingart all Carnegie Mellon University.
4.30 - 4.45 Coffee
4.45 - 5.45 Shorter Presentation Session
  • One in a Million: A Field Experiment on Belief Formation and Pivotal Votingpresented by Mitchell Hoffman, University of California, Berkeley and co-authored with John Morgan, University of California, Berkeley
  • An Experiment on Reference Points and Expectations presented by Changcheng Song, University of California, Berkeley
  • Wallflowers Doing Good: Field and Lab Evidence of Heterogeneity in Reputation Concerns presented by Daniel Jones, University of Pittsburgh and co-authored with Sera Linardi, also University of Pittsburgh
  • Costly Information Acquisition in a Speculative Attack: Theory and Experimentspresented by Isabel Trevino, New York University and co-authored with Michal Szkup, also New York University

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