Midwest Economic Theory Meetings April 29 - May 1, 2011

Summary of All Sessions

#Date/TimeLocationJELTitlePapers
1April 29, 2011
13:00-14:15
MCOB 149   Registration0
2April 29, 2011
14:00-15:30
MCOB 158   Experts3
3April 29, 2011
14:00-15:30
MCOB 159   R and D2
4April 29, 2011
15:45-17:15
MCOB 158   Math Econ3
5April 29, 2011
15:45-17:15
MCOB 159   Game Theory I3
6April 30, 2011
8:00-9:00
MCOB 149   Continental Breakfast0
7April 30, 2011
8:45-10:15
MCOB 158   Entry and Exit3
8April 30, 2011
8:45-10:15
MCOB 159   Decision Theory I3
9April 30, 2011
10:30-12:00
MCOB 158   Delegation3
10April 30, 2011
10:30-12:00
MCOB 159   Learning3
11April 30, 2011
12:00-13:30
MCOB Atrium   Lunch0
12April 30, 2011
13:30-15:00
MCOB 158   Contracting and R & D3
13April 30, 2011
13:30-15:00
MCOB 159   Auctions3
14April 30, 2011
15:15-16:45
MCOB 158   Fiscal Crisis2
15April 30, 2011
15:15-16:45
MCOB 159   Mechanism Design2
16April 30, 2011
17:00-18:00
MCOB 158   Social Choice 2
17April 30, 2011
17:00-18:00
MCOB 159   General Equilbrium Learning and Beliefs2
18April 30, 2011
18:15-19:45
Morris Inn   Reception0
19May 1, 2011
8:00-9:00
N/A   Continental Breakfast0
20May 1, 2011
8:30-10:00
MCOB 158   Bargaining3
21May 1, 2011
8:30-10:00
MCOB 159   Decision Theory II3
22May 1, 2011
10:15-11:45
MCOB 158   Game Theory II2
23May 1, 2011
10:15-11:45
MCOB 159   Markets and Information2
 

23 sessions, 47 papers


 

Midwest Economic Theory Meetings April 29 - May 1, 2011

Complete List of All Sessions

  

Session 1: Registration

Date: April 29, 2011
Time: 13:00 - 14:15
Location: MCOB 149
  

Session 2: Experts

Session Chair: Thomas Gresik, University of Notre Dame
Date: April 29, 2011
Time: 14:00 - 15:30
Location: MCOB 158
 

Reputational Concern with Endogenous Information Acquisition
   Presented by: Haibo Xu, Washington University in St. Louis
 

Little White Lies–The Value of Inconsequential Chatter
   Presented by: Tymofiy Mylovanov, Penn State University
 

The Importance of Being Honest
   Presented by: Nicolas Klein, University of Bonn
  

Session 3: R and D

Session Chair: Richard Jensen, Notre Dame
Date: April 29, 2011
Time: 14:00 - 15:30
Location: MCOB 159
 

Leadership contestability, monopolistic rents and growth
   Presented by: Roberto Piazza, International Monetary Fund
 

Innovation Races with the Possibility of Failure
   Presented by: Stephen Martin, Purdue University
  

Session 4: Math Econ

Session Chair: Kali Rath, University of Notre Dame
Date: April 29, 2011
Time: 15:45 - 17:15
Location: MCOB 158
 

A second look at minsup points and the existence of pure Nash equilibria
   Presented by: Adib Bagh, Departments of Mathematics and Economics
 

A non-robustness in the order structure of the equilibrium set in lattice games
   Presented by: Andrew Monaco, University of Kansas
 

Envelope Theorems for Non-Smooth and Non-Concave Optimization
   Presented by: Carlo Strub, University of St. Gallen
  

Session 5: Game Theory I

Session Chair: Dongsoo Shin, Santa Clara University
Date: April 29, 2011
Time: 15:45 - 17:15
Location: MCOB 159
 

University Competition, Grading Standards, and Grade Inflation
   Presented by: Sergey Popov, University of Illinois
 

Product Recommendations by a Biased Salesperson
   Presented by: Wonsuk Chung, Indiana University
 

Forward Induction with Time Inconsistent Players
   Presented by: Kim-Sau Chung, University of Minnesota
  

Session 6: Continental Breakfast

Date: April 30, 2011
Time: 8:00 - 9:00
Location: MCOB 149
  

Session 7: Entry and Exit

Session Chair: Stephen Martin, Purdue University
Date: April 30, 2011
Time: 8:45 - 10:15
Location: MCOB 158
 

Implications of Endogenous Capacity and Productivity on Duopolistic Competition
   Presented by: Huyen Pham, University of Notre Dame
 

An Algorithmic Approach to Find Iterated Nash Equilibria in Extended Cournot and Bertrand Games with Potential Entrants
   Presented by: Eray Cumbul, University of Rochester
 

Endogenous Vertical Industrial Structure in Successive Oligopolistic Entry Game
   Presented by: Wen-Chieh Lee, Washington Universty in St.Louis
  

Session 8: Decision Theory I

Session Chair: Kim-Sau Chung, University of Minnesota
Date: April 30, 2011
Time: 8:45 - 10:15
Location: MCOB 159
 

The Virtues of Hesitation
   Presented by: Urmee Khan, University of Texas, Austin
 

Sequential Search and Choice from Lists
   Presented by: Sean Horan, Boston University
 

Relevance and Symmetry
   Presented by: Peter Klibanoff, Kellogg School of Management, Northweste
  

Session 9: Delegation

Session Chair: Rene Saran, Maastricht University
Date: April 30, 2011
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: MCOB 158
 

Hierarchical Structures and Dynamic Incentives
   Presented by: Dongsoo Shin, Santa Clara University
 

Endogenous Leadership in Incentive Contracts
   Presented by: Jaesoo Kim, IUPUI
 

A General Theory of Delegated Contracting and Auditing
   Presented by: Wolf Gick, Harvard University and GATech
  

Session 10: Learning

Session Chair: Nicolas Klein, University of Bonn
Date: April 30, 2011
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: MCOB 159
 

The Dynamics of Innovation
   Presented by: Umberto Garfagnini, Kellogg School Of Management
 

Learning, Large Deviations and Rare Events
   Presented by: Chetan Dave, New York University
 

Social Learning in Games
   Presented by: Ignacio Monzon, Collegio Carlo Alberto
  

Session 11: Lunch

Date: April 30, 2011
Time: 12:00 - 13:30
Location: MCOB Atrium
  

Session 12: Contracting and R & D

Session Chair: Huyen Pham, University of Notre Dame
Date: April 30, 2011
Time: 13:30 - 15:00
Location: MCOB 158
 

Repeated Moral Hazard in Multi-stage R&D Projects
   Presented by: Yaping Shan, University of Iowa
 

Incentive contracts under product market competition and R&D spillovers
   Presented by: Evangelia Chalioti, Athens Univ. of Economics & Business
 

Competitive Investment in Clean Technology and Uninformed Green Consumers
   Presented by: Aditi Sengupta, Southern Methodist University
  

Session 13: Auctions

Session Chair: Terence Johnson, University of Notre Dame
Date: April 30, 2011
Time: 13:30 - 15:00
Location: MCOB 159
 

Optimal nondiscriminatory auctions with favoritism
   Presented by: Federico Weinschelbaum, Universidad de San Andres
 

Information Revelation in Competing Auctions
   Presented by: Cristian Troncoso-Valverde, Universidad Diego Portales
 

Optimal Keyword Auctions with Costly Positions
   Presented by: De Liu, University of Kentucky
  

Session 14: Fiscal Crisis

Session Chair: Thomas Cosimano, University of Notre Dame
Date: April 30, 2011
Time: 15:15 - 16:45
Location: MCOB 158
 

Equilibrium selection in a fundamental model of money
   Presented by: Luis Araujo, Michigan State University
 

Living in an Imaginary World that is Real
   Presented by: Maciej Dudek, Szkola Glowna Handlowa AND INE PAN
  

Session 15: Mechanism Design

Session Chair: Tarun Sabarwal, University of Kansas
Date: April 30, 2011
Time: 15:15 - 16:45
Location: MCOB 159
 

Optimal Pension Contribution Mechanism
   Presented by: Tsz-Nga Wong, Washington University in St Louis
 

Pairwise stability in graduate college admission problem with budget constraints when students are picky
   Presented by: Azar Abizada, University of Rochester
  

Session 16: Social Choice

Session Chair: Sean Horan, Boston University
Date: April 30, 2011
Time: 17:00 - 18:00
Location: MCOB 158
 

Whose Opinion Counts? Political Processes and the Implementation Problem
   Presented by: Rene Saran, Maastricht University
 

Pareto efficiency and weighted majority rules
   Presented by: Yaron Azrieli, The Ohio State University
  

Session 17: General Equilbrium Learning and Beliefs

Session Chair: Luis Araujo, Michigan State University
Date: April 30, 2011
Time: 17:00 - 18:00
Location: MCOB 159
 

Dynamic Prudential Regulation
   Presented by: Afrasiab Mirza, Queen's University
 

Enforcement Frictions and Optimal Lending Contracts
   Presented by: Latchezar Popov, The University of Virginia
  

Session 18: Reception

Date: April 30, 2011
Time: 18:15 - 19:45
Location: Morris Inn
  

Session 19: Continental Breakfast

Date: May 1, 2011
Time: 8:00 - 9:00
  

Session 20: Bargaining

Session Chair: Wolf Gick, Harvard University and GATech
Date: May 1, 2011
Time: 8:30 - 10:00
Location: MCOB 158
 

Plea Bargaining: On The Selection of Jury Trials
   Presented by: sangmok lee, caltech
 

Bargaining with Uncertain Commitment: On the Limits of Disagreement
   Presented by: Rohan Dutta, Washington University in St. Louis
 

Equilibrium Behavior in a Model of Multilateral Negotiations
   Presented by: Charles Thomas, Clemson University
  

Session 21: Decision Theory II

Session Chair: Peter Klibanoff, Kellogg School of Management, Northweste
Date: May 1, 2011
Time: 8:30 - 10:00
Location: MCOB 159
 

Mixed Communication Networks: Opinion Formation in Social Networks with Bayesian and Non-Bayesian Agents
   Presented by: Manuel Mueller-Frank, Nuffield College and University of Oxford
 

Reflexive Expectation Formation
   Presented by: Timo Ehrig, Max-Planck-Institute for Math. i.t.S.
 

Condorcet Meets Ellsberg
   Presented by: Andrew Ellis, Boston University
  

Session 22: Game Theory II

Session Chair: Richard Jensen, Notre Dame
Date: May 1, 2011
Time: 10:15 - 11:45
Location: MCOB 158
 

Characterizing Stability Properties in Games with Strategic Substitutes
   Presented by: Tarun Sabarwal, University of Kansas
 

Finite Automata in Undiscounted Repeated Games with Private Monitoring
   Presented by: Julian Romero, Purdue University
  

This program was last updated on 2011-04-25 13:24:55 EDT


Session 23: Markets and Information

Session Chair: Thomas Gresik, University of Notre Dame
Date: May 1, 2011
Time: 10:15 - 11:45
Location: MCOB 159
 

Searching on a Deadline
   Presented by: Brennan Platt, Brigham Young University
 

On Reputational Rents as an Incentive Mechanism in Competitive Markets
   Presented by: Felipe Zurita, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile