The Microeconomic Theory Initative (MTI) was founded within Columbia’s Department of Economics and Program for Economic Research (PER) in 2017. The goal of MTI is to support research in microeconomic theory, both within the Economics department and across the university. MTI’s viewpoint of what constitutes microeconomic theory research is relatively broad and inclusive, with natural spillovers across fields and disciplines.

MTI’s activities include providing funding for and organizing conferences, mini-courses, and visits from leading scholars. In addition, MTI sponsors a weekly lunch for faculty across the university who are interested in microeconomic theory. MTI also provides support for graduate students working on relevant topics via summer funding, travel assistance for conferences, and beyond.

The current director of MTI is Navin Kartik. He welcomes inquires and suggestions from Columbia faculty or students about how MTI can assist them in their research related to microeconomic theory.

The core faculty within the Economics department who are involved with MTI are:

Some of the regular activities at Columbia related to microeconomic theory / MTI include:

Other, current and past ad-hoc activities, include:

 

 

 

 

 

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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.