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Program : 2013-10-04


CIREQ Montreal Economic Theory Conference
 
Economics of Persuasion and Communication with Applications to Political Economics 
 
 

October 4-5, 2013

Concordia University, 1455 Boul. de Maisonneuve West, Hall Building, 11th floor, H-1145


PROGRAM
  

Friday, October 4

 
13:45 – 14:15      Registration
  
14:15 – 14:30      Welcome Address : Lars Ehlers (Université de Montréal, CIREQ)
  

SESSION I – Chair : Lars Ehlers (Université de Montréal, CIREQ)
 
14:30 – 15:30
Matthew Jackson, Leeat YARIV (Caltech)
Collective Dynamic Choice : The Necessity of Time Inconsistency (pdf)
Discussant : Jian Li (McGill University, CIREQ)

  
15:30 – 15:45     Break
 
15:45 – 16:45 
Ming Li (Concordia University, CIREQ),  Tymofiy MYLOVANOV (University of Pittsburgh), Andriy Zapechenlnyuk (University of Glasgow)
A Model of Formation of Mass Opinion
Discussant : Maxim Ivanov (McMaster University)

 
16:45 – 17:00     Break

17:00 – 18:00  
Matthew Gentzkow, Emir KAMENICA (University of Chicago)
Competition in Persuasion (pdf)
Discussant : Andriy Zapechenlnyuk (University of Glasgow)
 


  
Saturday, October 5
 
8:30 – 9:00     Registration and continental breakfast

 
 
SESSION II – Chair : Nicolas Klein (Université de Montréal, CIREQ)
 

9:00 – 10:00
Hao LI (University of British Columbia), Xianwen Shi
Discriminatory Information Disclosure (pdf)
Discussant : Nicolas Sahuguet (HEC Montréal)

 
10:00 – 10:15     Break
 
10:15 – 11:15
Hector CHADE (Arizona State University), Eddie Schlee
Transaction Costs and Monopoly Insurance with Adverse Selection (pdf)
Discussant : Rohan Dutta (McGill University, CIREQ)
  
11:15 – 11:30     Break
 
11:30 – 12:30
Martin Cripps, Caroline THOMAS (University of Texas at Austin)
Queues and Strategic Experimentation
Discussant : Raphaël Godefroy (Université de Montréal, CIREQ)

 
12:30 – 14:30     Lunch (Le Pois Penché, 1230, boul. de Maisonneuve ouest)

 
 
SESSION III – Chair : Ming Li (Concordia University, CIREQ)
 

14:30 – 15:30
Sourav BHATTACHARYA (University of Pittsburgh), Maria Goltsman, Arijit Mukherjee
On the Optimality of Diverse Expert Panels in Persuasion Games
Discussant : Wei Li (University of British Columbia) 
 
15:30 – 15:45     Break

 
15:45 – 16:45
Sidartha GORDON (Sciences Po, Paris), Georg Nöldeke
Figures of Speech in Strategic Communication (pdf)
Discussant : Maria Goltsman (University of Western Ontario)

 
16:45 – 17:00     Break
 
17:00 – 18:00     Keynote speaker
Nicolas Roux, Joel SOBEL (University of California at San Diego)
Group Polarization in a Model of Information Aggregation (pdf)
Discussant : Martin Osborne (University of Toronto)

 


 

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