Sunday, August 9, 2015

SITE workshops on Psych and Econ, and on Experimental Econ, Aug 10-14

Starting tomorrow, a week of behavioral and experimental econ at Stanford...

August 10-12, 2015
The location for this session will be the Arrillaga Alumni Center, 326 Galvez St., Stanford campus
Organized by:
  • Doug Bernheim, Stanford University
  • John Beshears, Harvard University
  • Vincent Crawford, University of Oxford
  • David Laibson, Harvard University
  • Ulrike Malmendier, University of California, Berkeley
This workshop will focus on recent research in behavioral economics. While the standard model of economic decision-making has proven useful in a wide variety of settings, its limitations are also well-documented. The field of behavioral economics seeks to enrich the standard model, thereby improving its descriptive and predictive accuracy, by incorporating insights from psychology and other disciplines, and to examine the implication of those enriched models for a wide variety of important economic issues, such as the effects of policies affecting spending, saving, labor supply, and investment. While considerable progress has been made in this subfield, our theoretical and empirical understanding of economic behavior remains incomplete.

August 13-14, 2015
The location for this session will be the Arrillaga Alumni Center, 326 Galvez St., Stanford campus
Organized by:
  • Katherine Baldiga Coffman, Ohio State University
  • Christine Exley, Harvard Business School
  • Muriel Niederle, Stanford University
  • Alvin Roth, Stanford University
  • Lise Vesterlund, University of Pittsburgh
This session is dedicated to advances in experimental economics combining laboratory and field-experimental methodologies with theoretical and psychological insights on decision-making, strategic interaction, and policy. We invite papers in lab experiments, field experiments, and their combination that test theory, demonstrate the importance of psychological phenomena, and explore social and policy issues.
Presentation theme groupings:
  • Time Inconsistency - Thursday 9-10:30am
  • Social Preferences - Thursday 11am-12:30pm
  • Generosity & Giving - Thursday 2-3:30pm
  • Shorter Papers and Future JM Candidates - Thursday 4-6pm
  • Experimental Techniques - Friday 9-10:30am
  • Incentive Schemes - Friday 11am-12:30pm
  • Theory Experiments - Friday 2-3:30pm
  • Consumption (Positive & Negative) - 4-5:30pm

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