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Friday, September 2019

Third Annual Columbia Conference on Economic Theory (CCET)

Friday, September 13, 2019 - Saturday, September 14, 2019
Uris Hall, 3022 Broadway
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Venue: The 3rd Columbia Conference on Economic Theory (CCET) will be held on September 13-14, 2019. On Friday, September 13th, the conference will take place in 301 Uris Hall and on Saturday, September 14th, the conference will be held in 142 Uris Hall (get directions). Faculty Organizers: Yeon-Koo Che & Evan Sadler Preliminary Schedule: Friday, September 13th 9:00AM: Breakfast and Registration 9:55AM: Welcome Remarks 10:00AM: Joel Sobel (UC San Diego), "Simultaneous Versus Sequential Disclosure" (Co-authored by Peicong (Keri) Hu) 10:50AM: Coffee Break 11:05AM: Rahul Deb (University of…

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PER Mini Course – David Blei, Professor of Statistics & Computer Science, Columbia University

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - Friday, September 27, 2019
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Variational Inference: Foundations and Innovations Venue: The Program for Economic Research (PER)'s Fall Mini Course will be held in two parts. Part I: Thursday, September 26, 2:30pm– 4:30pm, Room 301, Uris Hall (get directions) Part II: Friday, September 27, 2:00pm-4:00pm, Room 301, Uris Hall (get directions). *Open to current Columbia University students only Speaker: David Blei, Professor of Statistics & Computer Science, Columbia University A core problem of modern statistics and machine learning is to approximate difficult-to-compute probability distributions. This problem is especially important in probabilistic…

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The Bayesian Sampler: Generic Bayesian Inference Causes Incoherence in Human Probability Judgments

Thursday, September 26, 2019, 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm

  The Cognition and Decision Seminar Series presents The Bayesian Sampler: Generic Bayesian Inference Causes Incoherence in Human Probability Judgments Dr. Adam Sanborn University of Warwick Human probability judgments are systematically biased, in apparent tension with Bayesian models of cognition. But perhaps the brain does not represent probabilities explicitly, but approximates probabilistic calculations through a process of sampling, as used in computational probabilistic models in statistics. Naïve probability estimates can be obtained by calculating the relative frequency of an event…

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Friday, October 2019

Capitalism, Conflict, and Cooperation: A Celebration of the Work of Samuel Bowles & Herbert Gintis

Friday, October 4, 2019 - Saturday, October 5, 2019
1501 International Affairs Building, 420 W 118th Street
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Venue & Dates: Capitalism, Conflict, and Cooperation: A Celebration of the Work of Samuel Bowles & Herbert Gintis will be held in the Kellogg Center on the 15th Floor of Columbia University's International Affairs Building (get directions) on Friday, October 4th from 1:30-5:30PM and Saturday, October 5th from 9:00AM-5:30PM. Faculty Organizers: Suresh Naidu & Eric Verhoogen, Columbia University; Michael Reich, UC Berkeley   Speakers & Schedule: Friday, October 4th - 1501 International Affairs Building 1:30PM Welcome and Introduction, Suresh Naidu (Columbia) 2:00PM Panel 1: Power and…

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The Center For Environmental Economics and Policy’s (CEEP) Inaugural Conference

Friday, October 18, 2019
The Lenfest Center for the Arts, 615 West 129th Street
New York, NY 10027 United States
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The Center For Environmental Economics and Policy’s (CEEP) Inaugural Conference will be held at The Lantern, Lenfest Center for the Arts (get directions) on October 18, 2019, from 9AM-5PM. Faculty Organizers: Douglas Almond & Wolfram Schlenker Schedule: Preliminary Agenda Eyal Frank, Assistant Professor, Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago Solomon Hsiang, Professor of Public Policy, Goldman School of Public Policy, UC Berkeley Kimberly Lai Oremus, Assistant Professor, School of Marine and Science Policy, College of Earth, Ocean and Environment, University of Delaware Kyle…

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1022 International Affairs Building (IAB)
Mail Code 3308  
420 West 118th Street
New York, NY 10027
Ph: (212) 854-3680
Fax: (212) 854-0749
Business Hours:
Mon–Fri, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

1022 International Affairs Building (IAB)

Mail Code 3308

420 West 118th Street

New York, NY 10027

Ph: (212) 854-3680
Fax: (212) 854-0749
Business Hours:
Mon–Fri, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.