Experimental Social Sciences Laboratory, Department of Economics, Institute for Mathematical Behavioral Science and Paul Merage School of Business Present:

Southwest Experimental & Behavioral Economics Conference

Lyman Porter Colloquium Room (Room 5200, Business School I) Friday and Saturday, May 20 & 21, 2016



Friday, May 20

9:00 – 9:10 Welcome

9:10 – 9:40 Waiting for the Glow: Theory and Experiments on Intertemporal Altruism, Marta Serra-Garcia, UCSD & CESifo, (with James Andreoni, UCSD & NBER, and Ann-Kathrin Koessler, Queensland University of Technology)

9:40 – 10:10 Testable Implications of Models of Intertemporal Choice: Exponential Discounting and Its Generalizations, Taisuke Imai, (with Federico Echenique and Kota Saito), Caltech

10:10 – 10:40 Dynamic Inconsistency in Food Choice: Experimental Evidence from a Food Desert, Sally Sadoff, UCSD, (with Anya Samek, USC, and Charles Sprenger, UCSD)

10:40 – 11:00 Break

11:00 – 11:30 When to Quit: Narrow Bracketing and Reference Dependence in Taxi Drivers, Vincent Leah-Martin, UCSD

11:30 – 12:00 Learning from Prices in Models of Models of Higher Order Beliefs, Radhika Lunawat, UCI

12:00 – 1:30 Lunch (by rsvp)

1:30 – 2:00 Communication Without the Cooperative Principle: A Signaling Experiment, Cailin O'Connor, (with Simon Huttegger, Justin Bruner and Hannah Rubin), UCI

2:00 – 2:30 Information Transmission and the Shadow of the of the Future, Emanuel Vespa, (with Alistair Wilson), UCSB

2:30 – 3:00 Experimenting with Measurement Error: Techniques with Applications to the Caltech Cohort Study, Ben Gillen, (with Erik Snowberg and Leeat Yariv), Caltech

3:00 – 3:30 Break

3:30 – 4:00 Equilibrium Selection in Stable Matching Mechanisms: Experimental Evidence, Ahrash Dianat, (with Marco Castillo), Caltech

4:00 – 4:30 Population Uncertainty in Voluntary Contributions of Public Goods, Duk Goo Kim, Caltech

5:30 – 8:00 Dinner, Plenary Speaker Shyam Sunder, Yale School of Management, UCI University Club (by invitation)

Saturday, May 21

9:00 – 9:30 Candidate entry and political polarization: An experimental study,  Jens Grosser, FSU, (with Thomas R. Palfrey, Caltech)

9:30 – 10:00 Dump, Date, or Marry: Endogenous Group Formation with Varied Contract Length, Sean D'Evelyn, LMU

10:00 – 10:30 A Theory of Mind Ability and Cooperation in Prisoners Dilemma, Garret Ridinger, (with Michael McBride), UCI

10:30 – 10:50 Break

10:50 – 11:20 Persistence of Power: Dynamic Multilateral Bargaining, Marina Agranov, Caltech

11: 20 – 11:50 An Empirical Investigation of Wagering Behavior in a Large Sample of Slot Machine Gamblers, Florina Salaghe, (with James Sundalie, Mark Nichols, Federico Guerrero), University of Nevada, Reno

11:50 – 12:20 Tra i Lioni: The Economics of Supersition, Joshua B. Miller, (with Tommaso Coen, Martin Dufwenberg, Giovanna Invernizzi and Luiz Oliviera), Bocconi University

12:20 – 12:30 Closing remarks

12:30 Adjournment

RSVP to conference to Joanna Kerner at kernerj@uci.edu.




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