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 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: