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Session 3: Dynamic Games, Contracts, and Markets

July 30 - August 1, 2018

Organized by:

  • Simon Board, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Aislinn Bohren, Carnegie Mellon University and University of Pennsylvania
  • Lucas Maestri, FGV/EPGE
  • Andrzej Skrzypacz, Stanford Graduate School of Business
  • Takuo Sugaya, Stanford Graduate School of Business
  • Juuso Toikka, MIT

This session is being held at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Room C-106

The idea of this session is 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. We’re aiming for a roughly even split between micro theory papers and papers from other areas. Specific topics likely to be covered include repeated and stochastic games, dynamic optimal contracts, dynamic market pricing, reputation, search, and learning and experimentation.

In this Session

Jul 30 | 9:00 am to 9:45 am

Reputation and Screening in a Noisy Environment with Irreversible Actions

Presented by: Lucas Maestri, FGV/EPGE
Co-Author(s): Mehmet Ekmekci, Boston College
Jul 30 | 10:15 am to 11:00 am

Consumer Scores and Price Discrimination

Presented by: Gonzalo Cisternas, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Co-Author(s): Alessandro Bonatti, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Jul 30 | 11:30 am to 12:15 pm

Reputation Effects Under Interdependent Values

Presented by: Harry Di Pei, Northwestern University
Jul 30 | 2:00 pm to 2:45 pm

Training and Knowledge Dynamics in Apprenticeship

Presented by: Drew Fudenberg, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Co-Author(s): Luis Rayo, The University of Utah
Jul 30 | 3:15 pm to 4:00 pm

Dynamic Delegation: Specialization and Favoritism

Presented by: Daniel Fershtman, Northwestern University
Jul 30 | 4:30 pm to 5:15 pm

Firm Growth and Promotion Opportunities

Presented by: Michael Powell, Northwestern University  
Co-Author(s): Rongzhu Ke, Hong Kong Baptist University; Jin Li, London School of Economics
Jul 31 | 9:00 am to 9:45 am

Misinterpreting Social Outcomes and Information Campaigns

Presented by: Aislinn Bohren, Carnegie Mellon University and University of Pennsylvania
Co-Author(s): Daniel Hauser, Aalto University
Jul 31 | 10:15 am to 11:00 am

Optimal Monitoring Design

Presented by: George Georgiadis, Northwestern University  
Co-Author(s): Balazs Szentes, London School of Economics
Jul 31 | 11:30 am to 12:15 pm

Partnership with Persistence

Presented by: Tomasz Sadzik, University of California Los Angeles
Co-Author(s): Joao Ramos, University of Southern California
Jul 31 | 2:00 pm to 2:45 pm

Optimal Dynamic Information Acquisition

Presented by: Weijie Zhong, Columbia University
Jul 31 | 3:15 pm to 4:00 pm

Optimal Discovery and Influence Through Selective Sampling

Presented by: Arjada Bardhi, Northwestern University
Jul 31 | 4:30 pm to 5:15 pm

Dynamic Information Provision: Rewarding the Past and Guiding the Future

Presented by: Ian Ball, Yale University: Link to paper https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3103127
Aug 1 | 9:00 am to 9:45 am

Privacy in Bargaining: The Case of Endogenous Entry

Presented by: Isaias Chaves Villamizar, Northwestern University. Find paper at: https://isachavesv.github.io/papers/bargainingPaper.pdf
Aug 1 | 10:15 am to 11:00 am

Endogenous Specialization and Dealer Networks

Presented by: Batchimeg Sambalaibat, University of Indiana, Bloomington
Co-Author(s): Artem Neklyudov, University of Lausanne
Aug 1 | 11:30 am to 12:15 pm

Missing Bids

Presented by: Juan Ortner, Boston University
Co-Author(s): Sylvain Chassang, New York University; Kei Kawai, University of California, Berkeley; Jun Nakabayashi, Kindai University
Aug 1 | 2:00 pm to 2:45 pm

Best Experienced Payoff Dynamics and Cooperation in the Centipede Game

Presented by: William Sandholm, University of Wisconsin
Co-Author(s): Segismundo S. Izquierdo, Universidad de Valladolid; Luis R. Izquierdo, Universidad de Burgos
Aug 1 | 3:15 pm to 4:00 pm

Diffusion Games

Presented by: Evan Sadler, Harvard University
Aug 1 | 4:30 pm to 5:15 pm

Up-Cascaded Wisdom of the Crowd

Presented by: Yizhou Xiao, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Co-Author(s): Lin William Cong, University of Chicago