Tuesday, October 20, 2015

“Coping with difficult decisions: An Experimental Economics perspective” in Dusseldorf

I'm arriving in Dusseldorf today, for a workshop marking the end of a years-long project originally organized by Reinhard Selten:

Closing workshop of the Academy Research Center
“Rationality in the Light of Experimental Economics”

Coping with difficult decisions: An Experimental Economics perspective
Part I: Mini-School on complex experiments

10:00 – 11:00    Introductory lecture on complex experiments
Sabine Pittnauer (Univ. Bonn): Procedural rationality in complex decision problems

11:00 – 12:00   Presentations by young researchers (Part I)
Sven Nolte (Finance Center Muenster): An Experimental Analysis of Annuity Aversion
David Schindler (Univ. Munich LMU): Risk, Time Pressure, & Selection Effects
Ori Plonsky (Technion): Reliance on small samples, the wavy recency effect and similarity-based learning
Annika Herr (Univ. Düsseldorf): Organ donation in the lab: Preferences and votes on the priority rule

12:00 – 12:30 Coffee Break

12:30 – 13:30     Presentations by young researchers (Part II)
Josue Ortega (Univ. Glasgow): Rational Inattention in Online Dating
Katharina Momsen (Univ. Mannheim): Buying Goods of Unknown Value - An Experiment
Efrat Aharonov (Technion): On the imitation of mistakes
Volker Benndorf (Univ. Düsseldorf): Voluntary Disclosure of Information and Unraveling

13:30 – 15:00     Lunch research seminars
Group Prof. Ido Erev
Mira Fischer (Univ Köln): Investment in Learning and Beliefs about Knowledge and Talent: Experimental Evidence on the Effects of Two Dimensions of Confidence
Stephan Germer (Univ. Hannover): tba
Claudia Möllers (Univ. Düsseldorf): tba
Anja Rey (Univ. Düsseldorf): Representing and Solving Hedonic Games with Ordinal Preferences and Thresholds
Rebecca Schmitt (TU Kaiserslautern): Bridging the Attitude-Preference-Gap: A Cognitive Approach To Preference Formation
Nadja Wolf (Univ. Hannover): Mental Accounting in Tax Evasion Decisions – An Experiment on Underreporting and Overdeducting
Group Prof. Uri Gneezy
Anna Brandt (Univ Bern):  Personality correlates of willingness to compete
Marianne Carson (Royal Veterinary College): Behavioural adaptations of poultry production stakeholders to disease outbreaks and different control policies in Bangladesh
Henning Cordes (Finance Center Muenster): Perceiving the Real Value: How Inflation Communication Affects the Attractiveness of Delayed Consumption
Judith Schneider (Finance Center Muenster): tba
Lisa Spantig (Univ. Munich LMU): High-Stakes Non-Monetary Decision under Risk
Valentin Wagner (Univ. Düsseldorf): Shying Away from Demanding Tasks? Experimental Evidence
on Gender Differences in Multiple-Choice Tests

15:00 – 16:00     Poster session

Part II: Plenary talks and panel discussion on coping with difficult decisions
16:00 – 16:15     Welcome address
16:15 – 17:00     Professor Uri Gneezy: Lying Costs and Incentives
17:00 – 17:45     Professor Ido Erev: On maximization, complexity, and the effect of economic incentives
17:45 – 18:15     Coffee break
18:15 – 19:00     Professor Alvin E. Roth: Repugnant transactions and forbidden markets
19:00 – 20:00     Panel discussion: “Coping with difficult decisions: What do we know about how difficult decisions are made and how they can be improved?”
                              Moderation by Professor Martin Weber

20:00                    Closing remarks and supper

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Would you post your discussion at the conference?