Columbia Conference on Economic Theory

Columbia Conference on Economic Theory
September 15-16, 2017
Uris Hall, Room 142
Columbia University
New York, NY

Faculty organizers: Marina Halac & Qingmin Liu

Sponsored by Columbia University’s Program for Economic Research (PER) and Microeconomic Theory Initiative (MTI)

Click here to register by September 1, 2017 at 5:00pm.


Friday, September 15

8:30-9:00 Light breakfast and registration

9:00-10:00 Larry Samuelson (Yale), “The Implementation Duality” (with Georg Noldeke)

10:00-10:15 Coffee break

10:15-11:15 Federico Echenique (Caltech), “Efficient Random Assignment with No Justified Envy” (with Jun Zhang)

11:15-12:15 Fuhito Kojima (Stanford), “Fair Matchings under General Constraints and Ties” (with Yuichiro Kamada)

12:15-1:30 Lunch

1:30-2:30 Andy Skrzypacz (Stanford), “Random Inspections and Periodic Reviews: Optimal Dynamic Monitoring” (with Felipe Varas and Ivan Marinovic)

2:30-3:30 Bruno Strulovici (Northwestern), “Mediated Truth

3:30-3:45 Coffee break

3:45-4:45 Amanda Friedenberg (ASU), “Inefficient Agreements: The Role of Second-Order Optimism

4:45-5:45 Vijay Krishna (Penn State), “Communication and Cooperation in Repeated Games” (with Yu Awaya)

6:30  Dinner (by invitation only)


Saturday, September 16

8:30-9:00 Light breakfast

9:00-10:00 Dirk Bergemann (Yale), “Optimal Auction Design in a Common Value Model” (with Benjamin Brooks and Stephen Morris)

10:00-10:15 Coffee break

10:15-11:15 Aislinn Bohren (U Penn), “Bounded Rationality and Learning: A Framework and a Robustness Result” (with Daniel Hauser)

11:15-12:15 Jeff Ely (Northwestern), “Moving the Goalposts” (with Martin Szydlowski)

12:15-1:30 Lunch


• Each session consists of 50 min presentation, 10 min Q&A

• The conference is open to anyone, but kindly register by September 1 at 5:00pm. Click here to register.


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