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Meeting Schedule

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Week 6 (December 12-16), 2011


Title: TBA



Week 5 (November 28 - December 2), 2011

Speaker: Giovanni Ursino




Week 4 (November 14-18), 2011





Week 3 (October 31 - November 4), 2011





Week 2 (October 17-21), 2011





Week 1 (October 3-7), 2011













June 17, 2011

Speaker: Vardan Baghdasarya

Title: Voter turnout in large elections: two ways to explain turnout in costly voting environment

Paper(s): (1) Feddersen, Timothy and Alvaro Sandroni, "A Theory of Participation in Elections", American Economic Review, Vol. 96, No. 4 (Sep., 2006), pp. 1271-1282; (2) Taylor, Curtis R. and Huseyin Yildirim, "Public information and electoral bias", Games and Economic Behavior 68 (2010) 353–375


June 10, 2011

Speaker: Claudia Meo

Title: Information sharing within coalitions in asymmetric information economies

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.


May 27, 2011

Speaker: Alessandro Fedele

Title: Italian moneycracy

PaperRichard M. Ryan and Edward L. Deci, "Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivations: Classic Definitions and New Directions", Contemporary Educational Psychology 25, 54–67 (2000)

Slides: here


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


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 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.


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.


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


February 4, 2011

Speaker: Carlos Pimienta

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
















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