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Session 4: Dynamic Games, Contracts, and Markets

July 20-22, 2015

Organized by:

  • Simon Board, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Gabriel Carroll, Stanford University
  • Yuliy Sannikov, Princeton University
  • Andrzej Skrzypacz, Stanford University
  • Takuo Sugaya, Stanford University
  • Alexander Wolitzky, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

To attend, pre-registration is required. Check the homepage for details.

This session will be held at the Knight Management Center, room C105.

This session aims to bring together microeconomic theorists working on dynamic games and contracts with more applied theorists working in macro, finance, organizational economics, and other fields. First, this is a venue to discuss the latest questions and techniques facing researchers working in dynamic games and contracts. Second, we wish to foster interdisciplinary discussion between scholars working on parallel topics in different disciplines, in particular, helping raise awareness among theorists of the open questions in other fields.

Presentation theme groupings:

  • Delegation - Monday a.m.
  • Bargaining - Monday 1-3 p.m.
  • Auctions - Monday 3-5 p.m.
  • Cooperation - Tuesday a.m.
  • Learning and Incentives - Tuesday p.m.
  • Employment Contracts - Wednesday a.m.
  • Learning in Markets - Wednesday p.m.

[see times below]

In this Session

Jul 20 |
10:00 am to 10:45 am

Repeated Delegation

Presented by: Elliot Lipnowski, New York University
Co-Author(s): João Ramos, New York University
Jul 20 |
11:00 am to 11:45 am

Dynamic Mechanisms without Money

Presented by: Yingni Guo, Northwestern University
Co-Author(s): Johannes Horner, Yale University
Jul 20 |
1:00 pm to 1:45 pm

Bargaining with Rational Inattention

Presented by: Doron Ravid, University of Chicago
Jul 20 |
2:00 pm to 2:45 pm

Bargaining under Strategic Uncertainty

Presented by: Amanda Friedenberg, University of Arizona
Jul 20 |
3:00 pm to 3:45 pm

Obviously Strategy-Proof Mechanisms

Presented by: Shengwu Li, Stanford University
Jul 20 |
4:00 pm to 4:45 pm

Dynamic Bidding in Second Price Auction

Presented by: Maryam Saeedi, Ohio State University
Co-Author(s): Hugo Hopenhayn, University of California, Los Angeles
Jul 21 |
9:00 am to 9:45 am

Disrupting Collusion

Presented by: Takuo Sugaya, Stanford University
Co-Author(s): Michael Ostrovsky, Stanford University
Jul 21 |
10:00 am to 10:45 am

Sustaining Cooperation: Community Enforcement vs. Specialized Enforcement

Presented by: Alexander Wolitzky, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Co-Author(s): Daron Acemoglu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Jul 21 |
11:00 am to 11:45 am

Communication in Cartels

Presented by: Yu Awaya, Pennsylvania State University
Co-Author(s): Vijay Krishna, Pennsylvania State University
Jul 21 |
1:30 pm to 2:15 pm

The Ratchet Effect: A Learning Perspective

Presented by: V Bhaskar, University of Texas, Austin
Jul 21 |
2:30 pm to 3:15 pm

Timing Decisions in Organizations: Communication and Authority in a Dynamic Environment

Presented by: Andrey Malenko, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Co-Author(s): Steven R. Grenadier, Stanford University; Nadya Malenko, Boston College
Jul 21 |
3:30 pm to 4:15 pm

On Breakthroughs, Deadlines, and the Nature of Progress: Optimal Contracts for Multistage Projects

Presented by: Brett Green, University of California, Berkeley
Co-Author(s): Curtis R. Taylor, Duke University
Jul 22 |
9:00 am to 9:45 am

Leverage and Speculation

Presented by: Guillaume Roger, University of Sydney
Co-Author(s): Santiago Moreno-Bromberg, University of Zurich
Jul 22 |
10:00 am to 10:45 am

Optimal Asset Management with Hidden Savings

Presented by: Sebastian Di Tella or Yuliy Sannikov
Co-Author(s): Sebastian Di Tella, Stanford University; Yuliy Sannikov, Princeton University
Jul 22 |
11:00 am to 11:45 am

Policies in Relational Contracts

Presented by: Daniel Barron, Northwestern University
Co-Author(s): Michael Powell, Northwestern University
Jul 22 |
1:30 pm to 2:15 pm

Competitive Information Disclosure and Consumer Search

Presented by: Jay Lu, Cornell University
Co-Author(s): Simon Board, University of California, Los Angeles
Jul 22 |
2:30 pm to 3:15 pm

Dynamic Certification and Reputation for Quality

Presented by: Ivan Marinovic, Stanford University
Co-Author(s): Andrzej Skrzypacz, Stanford University; Felipe Varas, Duke University
Jul 22 |
3:30 pm to 4:15 pm

Dynamic Oligopoly with Incomplete Information

Presented by: Alessandro Bonatti, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Co-Author(s): Juuso Toikka, Gonzalo Cisternas, Massachusetts Institute of Technology