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Sixth Annual Bounded Rationality in Choice (BRIC) Conference

Thursday, June 7, 2018 - Friday, June 8, 2018

The Sixth Annual Bounded Rationality in Choice Conference (BRIC 6) will take place at Columbia University, New York on June 7th and 8th 2018.

Faculty Organizer: Mark Dean

The conference brings together researchers in choice theory, experimental economics and behavioral economics who are interested in how bounds on rationality play out in individual decisions and interactive situations.

Submissions to the conference closed on 15 February 2018. Submitted papers have been reviewed by the BRIC 6 scientific committee. You may find a list of confirmed speakers below. A preliminary program will be made available shortly.

There is no fee associated with the conference.

Press here to register. Registration closes on May 1, 2018. 

The conference will take place at Columbia University. Press here for directions and press here for Columbia approved hotels.

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Confirmed Speakers

Victor H. Aguiar (with Nail Kashaev): “Stochastic Revealed Preferences with Measurement Error: Testing for Exponential Discounting in Survey Data”
Sandro Ambuehl (with Axel Ockenfels, and Colin Stewart ): “For They Know Not What They Do: Selection through Incentives when Information is Costly”
Felipe Araujo (with Stephanie Wang and Alistair Wilson): “The Times they are A-Changin’; But are we Changin; with ’em? Experiments on Dynamic Adverse Selection”
Miguel Ballester (with Jose Apesteguia and Angelo Gutierrez): “Random Multi-Parameter Models for the Joint Treatment of Risk and Time Preferences”
Elias Bouacida: “Choice Correspondence and the Completeness Axiom: a Methodology and an Experiment”
Pathikrit Basu (with Kalyan Chatterjee): “On Interim Rationality, Belief Formation and Learning in Decision Problems with Bounded Memory”
Aluma Dembo: “Set Estimation of an Unknown Error Rate using Random Revealed Preferences”
Mira Frick (with Ryota Iijima and  Yuhta Ishii): “Dispersed Behavior and Perceptions in Assortative Societies”
Ian Krajbich (with Arkady Konovalov): “On the Strategic Use of Response Times”
Marco Mariotti (with Paola Manzini and Levent Ülkü): “Sequential Approval”
Filip Mat Ejka (with Botond Koszegi): “An Attention-Based Theory of Mental Accounting”
Kirby Nielsen: “Preferences for the Resolution of Uncertainty and the Timing of Information”
Pietro Ortoleva (with Jonathan Chapman, Mark Dean, Erik Snowberg and Colin Camerer: “Econographics: Towards a Refinned Representation of Behavioral Economics”
Victoria Prowse: (with David Gill): “Strategic Complexity and the Value of Thinking”
John Rehbeck (with Christopher P. Chambers and Ce Liu: “Costly Information Acquisition”
Jakub Steiner (with Philippe Jehiel): “On Second Thoughts, Selective Memory, and Resulting Behavioral Biases”
Dmitry Taubinsky (with Alex Rees-Jones): “Heuristic Perceptions of the Income Tax: Evidence and Implications for Debiasing”
Ryan Webb (with Peter Landry): “Pairwise Normalization: A Neuroeconomic Theory of Multi-Attribute Choice”

About BRIC

BRIC stands for Bounded Rationality in Choice, the name of the first conference that Paola Manzini and Marco Mariotti organised in St Andrews in 2013. It has now turned into an annual meeting, welcoming papers on topics related to bounded rationality in choice. The now usual format has no parallel sessions or invited speakers. Apart from the first year, in which Marco and Paola acted as benevolent dictators, it now has a proper scientific committee, which (in addition to the local organisers) consists of Jose Apesteguia, Miguel Angel Ballester, Andrew Caplin, Paola Manzini, Marco Mariotti , Yusufcan Masatlioglu, Efe Ok, Ariel Rubinstein, and Yuval Salant, the core, enthusiastic supporters of the project since the very beginning. Check out all editions in the links below – and hope to see you at the next one!


Past editions of BRIC:

BRIC 5 was hosted by Queen Mary University of London, on 5-6 June 2017. The local organizers were  Marco Mariotti and Christopher Tyson
BRIC 4 was hosted by the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, on 10-11 June 2016. The local organizers were Daniel Martin and Yuval Salant.
BRIC 3 was hosted by the Stern School of Business, New York University, on 31 May and 1 June 2015. The local organizers were Andrew Caplin, Xavier Gabaix, Efe Ok, and Ariel Rubinstein.
BRIC 2 was hosted by the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics on 9-10 June 2014. The local organizers were Larbi Alaoui, Jose Apesteguia, and Miguel-Angel Ballester.
BRIC 1 was hosted by the University of St Andrews on 29-30 July 2013. The local organizers were Paola Manzini and Marco Mariotti.


The organizers would like to thank the flowing programs at Columbia for their generous support: Program for Economic Research, Columbia Experimental Laboratory for the Social Sciences, the Cognitive and Behavioral Economics Initiative, Microeconomic Theory Initiative and the Center for Decision Sciences


Thursday, June 7, 2018
Friday, June 8, 2018
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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.