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Session 5: Experimental Economics

August 12-13, 2019 | Koret-Taube Conference Center, 366 Galvez St, Stanford

This workshop will be dedicated to advances in experimental economics combining laboratory and field-experimental methodologies with theoretical and psychological insights on decision-making, strategic interaction and policy. We invite papers in lab experiments, field experiments and their combination that test theory, demonstrate the importance of psychological phenomena, and explore social and policy issues. In addition to senior faculty members, invited presenters will include junior faculty as well as graduate students.

Organizers: Christine Exley (Harvard Business School), Muriel Niederle (Stanford), Kirby Nielsen (Stanford), Alvin Roth (Stanford) and Lise Vesterlund (University of Pittsburgh)

In this Session

Aug 12 | 8:45 am to 9:15 am

Check-in | Breakfast

Aug 12 | 9:15 am to 9:30 am

Day 1 Remarks

Aug 12 | 9:30 am to 10:00 am

Sleepless in Chennai: The Consequences of Increasing Sleep among the Urban Poor

Presented by: Frank Schilbach (MIT)
Aug 12 | 10:00 am to 10:30 am

Noise, Cognitive Function, and Worker Productivity

Presented by: Josh Dean (University of Chicago)
Aug 12 | 10:30 am to 11:00 am


Aug 12 | 11:00 am to 11:30 am

Searching for a Risk Parameter

Presented by: Emanuel Vespa (University of California, Santa Barbara)
Aug 12 | 11:30 am to 12:00 pm

Internal Uncertainty and Cautious Choice Under Risk

Presented by: Benjamin Enke (Harvard University)
Aug 12 | 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm

Choice, Deferral and Consistency

Presented by: Georgios Gerasimou (University of St Andrews)
Aug 12 | 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm

Lunch Discussion

Aug 12 | 2:00 pm to Aug 14 | 2:30 pm

Not Playing Favorites: An Experiment on Parental Preferences for Educational Investment

Presented by: Rebecca Dizon-Ross (University of Chicago)
Aug 12 | 2:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Estimating Social Preferences and Gift Exchange with a Piece-Rate Design

Presented by: Stefano DellaVigna (UC Berkeley)
Aug 12 | 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm


Aug 12 | 3:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Hard-to-Interpret Signals

Presented by: Yoram Halevy (University of Toronto)
Aug 12 | 4:00 pm to 4:30 pm

When Can the Market Identify Old News?

Presented by: Anastasia Fedyk (Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley)
Aug 12 | 4:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Mistakes and Overconfidence in Detecting Lies

Presented by: Marta Serra-Garcia (UC San Diego)
Aug 12 | 6:00 pm

Dinner Off Site (to be announced)

Aug 13 | 8:45 am to 9:15 am


Aug 13 | 9:30 am to 10:00 am

Correlation Neglect in Student-to-School Matching

Presented by: Alex Rees-Jones (The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania)
Aug 13 | 10:00 am to 10:30 am

Asymmetric Information Undermines Coasian Bargaining in Common (Oil) Pool Resources

Presented by: Catherine Eckel (Texas A & M University)
Aug 13 | 10:30 am to 11:00 am


Aug 13 | 11:00 am to 11:30 am

Stereotypes and Belief Updating

Presented by: Katherine Coffman (Harvard University)
Aug 13 | 11:30 am to 12:00 pm

Persistently Insecure: The Gender Gap in Confidence

Presented by: Judd Kessler (Wharton)
Aug 13 | 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm

Negotiation Ban: The effect of Negotiation on Wage Dispersion, with Rania Gihleb and Rachel Landsman

Presented by: Lise Vesterlund (University of Pittsburgh)
Aug 13 | 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Information Choice, Transparency, and Coordination: An Experimental Study

Presented by: Isabel Trevino (UC San Diego)
Aug 13 | 2:30 pm to 3:00 pm

What Is Complex?

Presented by: Ryan Oprea (UC Santa Barbara)
Aug 13 | 3:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Persistent Political Engagement: Social Interactions and the Dynamics of Protest Movements

Presented by: David Yang (Harvard University)
Aug 13 | 4:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Intertemporal Choice Experiments and Large-Stakes Behavior

Presented by: Charlie Sprenger (UC San Diego)
Aug 13 | 5:00 pm to 5:15 pm

Learning from Unknown Information Sources

Presented by: Yucheng Liang (Stanford University)
Aug 13 | 5:15 pm to 5:30 pm

Do People Value More Informative News?

Presented by: Felix Chopra (University of Bonn)
Aug 13 | 5:30 pm to 5:45 pm

Social Signaling and Childhood Immunization: A Field Experiment in Sierra Leone

Presented by: Anne Karing (Princeton University)
Aug 13 | 6:00 pm

Dinner On-Site