Midwest Economic Meetings, Economic Theory, Fall 2009

Summary of All Sessions

#Date/TimeLocationTypeTitlePapersOrganizer
1October 30, 2009
14:15-16:15
206 Wagner invited A12James Jordan
2October 30, 2009
14:15-15:45
305 Wagner invited B13James Jordan
3October 30, 2009
16:15-17:45
206 Wagner invited A23James Jordan
4October 30, 2009
16:15-17:45
305 Wagner invited B23James Jordan
5October 31, 2009
9:00-10:30
2 Business invited A33James Jordan
6October 31, 2009
9:00-10:30
3 Business invited B33James Jordan
7October 31, 2009
11:00-12:30
2 Business invited A43James Jordan
8October 31, 2009
11:00-12:30
3 Business invited B43James Jordan
9October 31, 2009
14:15-15:45
2 Business invited A53James Jordan
10October 31, 2009
14:15-15:45
3 Business invited B53James Jordan
11October 31, 2009
16:15-17:45
2 Business invited A63James Jordan
12October 31, 2009
16:15-17:45
3 Business invited B63James Jordan
13November 1, 2009
9:00-10:30
2 Business invited A73James Jordan
14November 1, 2009
9:00-10:30
3 Business invited B73James Jordan
15November 1, 2009
11:00-12:30
2 Business invited A83James Jordan
16November 1, 2009
11:00-12:30
3 Business invited B83James Jordan
 

16 sessions, 47 papers


 

Midwest Economic Meetings, Economic Theory, Fall 2009

Complete List of All Sessions


Session 1: A1

Session Organizer: James Jordan, The Pennsylvania State University
Session type: invited
Date: October 30, 2009
Time: 14:15 - 16:15
Location: 206 Wagner
 

Exposure Problem in Multi-Unit Auctions
JEL codes: D44, D82
   Presented by: Hikmet Gunay, University of Manitoba
 

Endogenous Asymmetry in a Dynamic Procurement Auction
   Presented by: Viplav Saini, Oberlin College

Session 2: B1

Session Organizer: James Jordan, The Pennsylvania State University
Session Chair: Luciano de Castro, University of Illinois
Session type: invited
Date: October 30, 2009
Time: 14:15 - 15:45
Location: 305 Wagner
 

A Theorem on Correspondences, Fixed Points, and The Differentiability of The Value Function
JEL codes: C60, C61, C65
   Presented by: Francesco Ruscitti, Yeshiva University
 

Signaling in Matching Markets
   Presented by: Alexey Kushnir, The Pennsylvania State University
 

Ambiguity Solves the Conflict between Efficiency and Incentive Compatibility
   Presented by: Luciano de Castro, University of Illinois

Session 3: A2

Session Organizer: James Jordan, The Pennsylvania State University
Session Chair: Isa Hafalir, Carnegie Mellon University
Session type: invited
Date: October 30, 2009
Time: 16:15 - 17:45
Location: 206 Wagner
 

Do auctioneers pick optimal reserve prices?
   Presented by: Anthony Kwasnica, Pennsylvania State University
 

Small Double Auctions
   Presented by: Marzena Rostek, University of Wisconsin-Madison
 

Sort-Cut: A Pareto Optimal and Semi-Truthful Mechanism for Multi-Unit Auctions with Budget-Constrained Bidders
   Presented by: Isa Hafalir, Carnegie Mellon University

Session 4: B2

Session Organizer: James Jordan, The Pennsylvania State University
Session Chair: Marcelo Arbex, University of Windsor
Session type: invited
Date: October 30, 2009
Time: 16:15 - 17:45
Location: 305 Wagner
 

On the Welfare Improving Trade in Marginal Tax Rates
JEL codes: H21, H27
   Presented by: Maciej Dudek, Main School of Commerce
 

Candidates, Credibility, and Re-election Incentives
[slides]
   Presented by: Richard Van Weelden, Yale University
 

Poverty and the Optimal General Income Tax-cum-Audit Policy
   Presented by: Marcelo Arbex, University of Windsor

Session 5: A3

Session Organizer: James Jordan, The Pennsylvania State University
Session Chair: Zaier Aouani, International School of Economics at TSU, Tbilisi, Georgia
Session type: invited
Date: October 31, 2009
Time: 9:00 - 10:30
Location: 2 Business
 

Locational Signaling and Agglomeration
JEL codes: D51; D82; R13
   Presented by: Chia-Ming Yu, Washington University in St. Louis
 

Children Versus Ideas: an "Influential" Theory of Demographic Transition
[slides]
   Presented by: Roman Zakharenko, Pennsylvania State University
 

Existence of financial equilibria with restricted participation
   Presented by: Zaier Aouani, International School of Economics at TSU, Tbilisi, Georgia

Session 6: B3

Session Organizer: James Jordan, The Pennsylvania State University
Session Chair: Ying Chen, Arizona State University
Session type: invited
Date: October 31, 2009
Time: 9:00 - 10:30
Location: 3 Business
 

Complete Sequential Equilibrium and Its Alternative
JEL codes: C72
   Presented by: Hanjoon Jung, Lahore University of Management Sciences
 

Variational Convergence: Approximation and Existence of Equilibria in Discontinuous Games
   Presented by: Adib Bagh, Departments of Mathematics and Economics
 

Career Concerns, Project Choice and Signaling
   Presented by: Ying Chen, Arizona State University

Session 7: A4

Session Organizer: James Jordan, The Pennsylvania State University
Session Chair: Pablo Beker, University of Warwick
Session type: invited
Date: October 31, 2009
Time: 11:00 - 12:30
Location: 2 Business
 

Arbitrage and Equilibrium with Portfolio Constraints
JEL codes: C62 D52 D53 G11
   Presented by: Ramu Gopalan, Washington and Jefferson College
 

Workup
   Presented by: Romans Pancs, University of Rochester
 

General Equilibrium Explanation for Financial Markets Anomalies: Belief Heterogeneity under Limited Enforceability
   Presented by: Pablo Beker, University of Warwick

Session 8: B4

Session Organizer: James Jordan, The Pennsylvania State University
Session Chair: Wooyoung Lim, University of Pittsburgh
Session type: invited
Date: October 31, 2009
Time: 11:00 - 12:30
Location: 3 Business
 

Admissibility and E-Rationality
JEL codes: C70; C72
   Presented by: Paulo Barelli, University of Rochester
 

Third-Party Budget Breakers and Side Contracting in Team Production
   Presented by: Jesse Bull, Florida International University
 

Communication in Bargaining over Decision Rights
   Presented by: Wooyoung Lim, University of Pittsburgh

Session 9: A5

Session Organizer: James Jordan, The Pennsylvania State University
Session Chair: Jacek Rothert, University of Minnesota
Session type: invited
Date: October 31, 2009
Time: 14:15 - 15:45
Location: 2 Business
 

Banking: A Mechanism Design Approach
   Presented by: Cyril Monnet, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
 

The Impact of Credit Cards on Spending: A Field Experiment
   Presented by: Elif Incekara Hafalir, Carnegie Mellon University
 

Endogenous Regime Switching
   Presented by: Jacek Rothert, University of Minnesota

Session 10: B5

Session Organizer: James Jordan, The Pennsylvania State University
Session Chair: Jaesoo Kim, IUPUI
Session type: invited
Date: October 31, 2009
Time: 14:15 - 15:45
Location: 3 Business
 

On an Efficient Private-Information Allocation with Capital
JEL codes: D30, D61, D86
   Presented by: Jia Pan, Fudan University
 

Epistemic Foundations of Iterated Admissibility
   Presented by: Byung Soo Lee, The Pennsylvania State University
 

Competition Intensity and Strategies in a Market with Differentiated Products
   Presented by: Jaesoo Kim, IUPUI

Session 11: A6

Session Organizer: James Jordan, The Pennsylvania State University
Session Chair: Hengjie Ai, Duke University
Session type: invited
Date: October 31, 2009
Time: 16:15 - 17:45
Location: 2 Business
 

Transactions and Settlement in a Model of Unsecured Credit
JEL codes: D8, E4, G2
   Presented by: Daniel Sanches, Washington University in St. Louis
 

Deviant Generations, Ricardian Equivalence, and Growth Cycles
   Presented by: Richard Barnett, Villanova University
 

Intangible Capital and the Value Premium
   Presented by: Hengjie Ai, Duke University

Session 12: B6

Session Organizer: James Jordan, The Pennsylvania State University
Session Chair: Hans Haller, Virginia Tech
Session type: invited
Date: October 31, 2009
Time: 16:15 - 17:45
Location: 3 Business
 

Information Acquisition and Innovation under Competitive Pressure
[slides]
JEL codes: D21, L5
   Presented by: Andrei Barbos, University of South Florida
 

Consumer Preferences in Monopolistic Competition Models
   Presented by: Alexander Tarasov, University of Munich
 

Debt Financing and Output Market Behavior
[slides]
   Presented by: Hans Haller, Virginia Tech

Session 13: A7

Session Organizer: James Jordan, The Pennsylvania State University
Session Chair: Ignacio Monzon, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Session type: invited
Date: November 1, 2009
Time: 9:00 - 10:30
Location: 2 Business
 

Aggregate uncertainty and learning in a search model
   Presented by: Stephan Lauermann, University of Michigan
 

In with the New Or Out with the Old? Bottlenecks in Social Learning
   Presented by: Nathan Larson, University of Virginia
 

Observational Learning with Position Uncertainty
   Presented by: Ignacio Monzon, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Session 14: B7

Session Organizer: James Jordan, The Pennsylvania State University
Session Chair: Jonathan Peterson, Cornell University
Session type: invited
Date: November 1, 2009
Time: 9:00 - 10:30
Location: 3 Business
 

The optimal prize structure of symmetric Tullock contests
JEL codes: C7, D72, J31
   Presented by: Paul Schweinzer, University of Bonn
 

Local Public Goods and Network Formation
   Presented by: Dennis O'Dea, University of Illinois
 

Asymmetric Information and Wage Signals: The Need for Formal Pay Systems
   Presented by: Jonathan Peterson, Cornell University

Session 15: A8

Session Organizer: James Jordan, The Pennsylvania State University
Session Chair: Emil Iantchev, Syracuse University
Session type: invited
Date: November 1, 2009
Time: 11:00 - 12:30
Location: 2 Business
 

A Dynamic Bayesian Game with an Unknown Population Distribution
   Presented by: Seung Han Yoo, Cornell
 

Efficiency and Lack of Commitment in an Overlapping Generations Model with Distributional Shocks
   Presented by: Koichi Miyazaki, The Pennsylvania State University
 

Evolutionary Selection of Modular Decision Architectures
   Presented by: Emil Iantchev, Syracuse University

This program was last updated on 2009-10-31 21:57:15 EDT


Session 16: B8

Session Organizer: James Jordan, The Pennsylvania State University
Session Chair: Paan Jindapon, University of Alabama
Session type: invited
Date: November 1, 2009
Time: 11:00 - 12:30
Location: 3 Business
 

Cheap Talk with Two Senders and Complementary Information
JEL codes: D23, D72, D83,
   Presented by: Huanxing Yang, The Ohio State University
 

Two-Sender Cheap Talk in One Dimension
   Presented by: Wolfgang Gick, Harvard University
 

Strategic Truth and Deception
   Presented by: Paan Jindapon, University of Alabama