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Meeting Schedule

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February 4, 2011

Speaker: Carlos Pimienta

Title/Paper: On the Equivalence between (Quasi-)Perfect and Sequential Equilibria.


February 18, 2011 (postponed to Feb 25)

Speaker: Paolo Balduzzi

Title: Herding Behavior

Papers: (1) Banerjee, A. V., "A Simple Model of Herd Behavior", The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Vol. 107, No. 3 (Aug., 1992), pp. 797-817; and (2) Bikhchandani, S., D. Hirshleifer and I. Welch, "A Theory of Fads, Fashion, Custom, and Cultural Change as Informational Cascades, The Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 100(5) (Oct. 1992), 992-1026


March 4, 2011

Speaker: Massimo Bordignon

Title: Exit and voice. Yardstick versus fiscal competition across governments.

Paper(s): Exit and voice. Yardstick versus fiscal competition across governments.


April 1, 2011

Speaker: Elena Manzoni

Title: Citizen-candidate models and the puzzle of the spoiler candidate

Paper: T. Besley and S. Coate, An Economic Model of Representative Democracy, QJE, 112 (Feb. 1997), 85-114.


April 15, 2011

Speaker: Stefano Colombo

Title: Oligopolistic spatial frameworks

Paper: Lederer, P. and Hurter, A. 1986. "Competition of Firms: Discriminatory Pricing and Location". Econometrica. 54, No. 3. (May): 623-640.


April 29, 2011

Speaker: TBA

Title: TBA

Paper(s): TBA


May 13, 2011

Speaker: Emanuele Tarantino

Title: Communication and disclosure among competitors

Paper(s): Stein, J. C. "Conversations among Competitors". American Economic Review 98(5), Dec. 2008, 2150–2162


May 27, 2011

Speaker: Alessandro Fedele

Title: Italian moneycracy

Paper: Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivations: Classic Definitions and New Directions


June 10, 2011

Speaker: Claudia Meo

Title: TBA

Papers: (1) Wilson, Robert B, 1978. "Information, Efficiency, and the Core of an Economy," Econometrica, vol. 46(4), p. 807-16; and (2) Allen, Beth, 2006. "Market games with asymmetric information: the core", Economic Theory 29, p. 465–487.


June 17, 2011

Speaker: Vardan Baghdasarya

Title: TBA

Paper(s): TBA




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