»Brown Bag Workshops

Working on exciting research and looking for an audience? Stuck on a problem and needing input? Look no further. The Economic Science Institute hosts a weekly brown-bag luncheon and paper workshop for faculty and students in the Argyros School of Business and Economics and the Schmid College of Science in Wilkinson Hall Room 116. Present your current research in an informal environment, and get feedback on your work.

Each workshop begins at noon and lasts one hour. Participants are invited to bring a brown-bag lunch to eat as they ask questions and offer suggestions to our presenters.

If you would like to present your work, send an email to Andrew Smyth with dates on which you'd be willing to speak, along with a brief summary of your research. We ask presenters to submit projects with (at minimum) preliminary results; more complete papers are always welcome. Obviously, we don't expect to fill the list all at once, so each week in our reminder email we will send out a list of available dates and accept new submissions. We look forward to hearing about your work!

+-Scheduled Talks

January 14, Marco Casari, Ph.D. - "TBA"

January 21, Radhika Lunawat, Ph.D. - “Information and Beliefs Formation in Asset Markets.”

February 11, Greg Waymire, Ph.D. - "TBA"

March 4, Sudipta Basu, Ph.D. - "TBA"

March 11, Joaquin Gomez-Minambres, Ph.D. - "TBA"

April 1, Nathanael Vellekoop, Ph.D. - "TBA"

+-Previous Speakers

Dec. 10, Kevin McLaughlin, Ph.D. Student - "Online Ad Auctions: An Experiment"

Nov. 19, Alexander Schuhr, Ph.D. student - “Reward Bundling: Experimental Evidence for the Economics of Impulse Control”

Nov. 12, Hernan Bejarano, Ph.D. - "Do Cab Drivers Charge for Congestion? A Traffic Field Experiment in Lima, Peru"

Nov. 05, Brian Gunia, Ph.D. - “Surf’s Up: The Motivational Implications of Organizational Solutions to Cyberloafing”

Oct. 22, Ryan Kendall, Ph.D. - "Decomposing Models of Bounded Rationality"

Oct. 8, Clas Whilborg, Ph.D. - “Soft Information Production and Investment in Specific Assets”

Sept. 17, Alan Gelder, Ph.D. - “Dynamic Behavior and Player Types in Majoritarian Multi-Battle Contests,”

Sept. 3, Cristina Nistor, Ph.D. - "Third Party Certification: The Case of Medical Devices"

May 21, Alessandro Sontuouso, Ph.D. - "A Dynamic Model of Belief-Dependent Conformity to Social Norms."

Apr. 30, Roberto Hernan Gonzalez, Ph.D.

Apr. 16, Dan Fragiadakis, Ph.D. student - "Identifying Predictable Players: Relating Behavioral Types and Subjects with Deterministic Rules"

Apr. 09, Ted Turocy, Ph.D.

Apr. 02, Michael Caldara, Ph.D. Student - "Network Formation with Limited Observation"

Mar. 19, Pablo Brañas Garza, Ph.D. - "Returns and contributions: The (added) value of social information"

Mar. 12, Nikki Sullivan, Ph.D. student

Mar. 05, Boris van Leeuwen, Ph.D. Student

Feb. 26, Anna Gunnthorsdottir, Ph.D.

Feb. 12, Garret Ridinger, Ph.D. student

Feb. 5, Lorenz Goette, Ph.D.

Jan. 15, Amrei Lahno, Ph.D. student

Dec. 11, Sukari Farrington, Ph.D. - “The effect of task difficulty on contract selection.”

Dec. 04, Timothy Shields, Ph.D. - “Limitations to Signaling Trust with All or Nothing Investments"

Oct. 30, David Rojo-Arjona, Ph.D. - "Heuristics in Games with Frames: Higher Coordination in Sets than Proper Subsets"

Oct. 23, Rong Rong, Ph.D. - "Money or Friends? Social Identity and Deception in Networks"

Oct. 16, Timothy Shields, Ph.D. - "Sexism and Cooperation"

Oct. 9, Eric Schniter, Ph.D. - "Ageism and Cooperation"

Oct. 2, Cortney Rodet, Ph.D. - "The Value of Political Expression"

Sept. 25, David Rojo-Arjona, Ph.D. - "Centrality, Control and Exclusion in Social Dilemmas"

Sept. 18, Gokcen Coskuner-Balli, Ph.D. - "Creating Market Practices: Shaping of the Yoga Market in the US"

May 7 - Michael Caldara - The Origin of the State as a Stationary Bandit

Apr. 30 - Jake LeMaster - Student Thesis Presentation

Apr. 23 - Vivian Ho - Trade, the Law of One Price, and the Dynamic of Price Discovery

Apr. 10th, 11:45-12:45 - Karla Conrad - Incentives to Relinquish Tenure in k-12 Education

Apr. 9 - Heng Sok - Let's talk about Bubbles

Mar. 19 - David Porter, Ph.D. - How To Master Your Fantasy (Football)

Mar. 12 - Hernan Bejarano, Ph.D. - Risk, Strategic Risk and Participation in Payment for Performance Mechanism: An Experimental Approach with Farmers and Students

Mar. 5 - Thomas W. Hazlett, Ph.D. - The Anti-Commons in HD: Coase, Demsetz, and the Light Squared Debacle of 2012

Feb. 7 - Enrique Fatas - Carry a big stick, or no stick at all: An experimental analysis of trust and endogenous punishment

Jan. 29 - Lilia Zhurakhovska - Voice Effects on Attitudes towards an Independent Decision Maker: Experimental Evidence.

Dec. 4 - Joaquín Gómez-Miñambres - Goal Setting, Intrinsic Motivation and Work Incentives

Nov. 29 - Casper De Vries and Clas Wihlborg - Systemic Risk

Nov. 13 - Cortney Rodet - Voter Behavior, Term Limits and Seniority Advantage in Pork Barrel Politics

Nov. 6 - Yaacov Kareev & Judith Avrahami

Oct. 30 - Abel Winn - Equilibrium Selection: The roles of money illusion and communication

Oct. 24 - David Ong - Tiger Women: An All-Pay auction Experiment on Gender Signaling of Desire to Win

Oct. 16 - David Rojo Arjona - A Popperian Test of Level-k Theory

Oct. 9 - Holger Rau - How Women’s Reluctance to Compete Causes the Gender-Wage Gap

Oct. 2 - Gabriele Camera - Is Money the Root of All Evil?

Sept. 27 - Casper de Vries -Macro demand shocks with many suppliers & Gabriele Camera - Liquidity impact of a ban on credit default swaps & Steve Gjerstad - Financial Crises, Currency Crises and Recovery

Sept. 25 - Abel Winn - Finding Symmetry: Price adjustment and the strategic environment

Sept. 19 - Roman Sheremeta - Principal-agent Settings with Noisy Effort

Sept. 4 - John Haracz - Neuroeconomics of Asset-price Bubbles

May 15 - Jaromir Kovarik - Learning in Network Games

May 8 - Kevin James - Competitive Markets in Congestion Pricing

May 1 - Domenic Donato - Using Reported Demand in Asset Markets to Indicate Directional Price Changes

Apr. 24 - Rachel Bodsky - Information Aggregation in Prediction Markets: Experimental evidence

Apr. 17 - Ron Harstad - Political Economy Field Experiments Become Possible

Apr. 10 - Joaquin G. Minambres - The Role of Emotions in Self-Control

Apr. 3 - Michael Caldera - Bidding Behavior in Pay to Bid Auctions

Mar. 29 - Hernán Bejarano - Do Cab Drivers Charge for Congestion? A Traffic Field Experiment in Lima, Peru

Mar. 27 - Nikos Georgantzis - Institutional, Idiosyncratic and Physiological Aspects of Corruption

Mar. 20 - Pablo Garza - Biological Roots of Social Behavior

Mar. 13 - Timothy Shields - Higher Order Beliefs in Cooperation Settings

Feb. 21 - Brian Gunia - Contemplation and Conversation: Subtle influences on moral decision making

Feb. 14 - Nat Wilcox - Is the premise of risk calibration theorems plausible?

Feb. 7 - Eric Schniter - Conflicted Minds and Recalibrational Emotions

Feb. 2 - Tim Cason - Identity, Bounded Rationality, and Coordination in the Inter-Group Prisoner’s Dilemma

Jan. 31 - Marco Casari - Time Horizon and Cooperation in Continuous Time

+-2011 Brown Bags

Dec. 6 - Ricardo Mateo - The Influence of the Tidy Work Environment in the Reliability of the Conscientious Individuals

Nov. 29 - Gregrey Hunter - Controlling for Ancillary Information in Welfare Measurement Experiments

Nov. 15 - Rachel Bodsky - Getting the Thesis Green Light: Aggregation of Information in Prediction Markets

Nov. 8 - Terence Burnham - Caveman Economics 

Oct. 18 - Dan Kovenock - All-Pay Auction with Complete Information and Identity-Dependent Externalities

Sept. 27 - Joaquin Gomez-Minambres - Motivation Through Goal Setting: How can we experimentally test the theory?

Sept. 20 - Jonathan E. Alevy - Asset Price Paths and Trader Personality: Evidence from Laboratory Experiments.

May 17 - Joseph Cole - An Experimental Evaluation of a Model of Endogenous Quality Differentiation

May 11 - Charlie Schaezlein - Adventures with my final thesis

May 10 - Joy Buchanan - Information Effects in Multi-Unit Dutch Auctions & David Munro - Combinatorial Clock Auctions: Price Direction and Performance

May 3 - Matt Shum - Strategic Behavior or Impatience?  A Field Experiment of Jump Bidding in On-line Ascending Bid Auctions

Mar. 3 - Jerry Jordan - Inner Workings of the Open Market Committee

Jan. 25 - Pablo Brañas Garza - A City Playing Games

+-2010 Brown Bags

Dec. 7 - Nat Wilcox - Model Error and Model Invariance in Discrete Choice: Some current research (Part 2)

Nov. 30 - Nat Wilcox - Model Error and Model Invariance in Discrete Choice: Some current research

Nov. 16 - George Ng - Multilateral Bargaining in the Anticommons

Nov. 9 - Nat Wilcox & Eric Schniter - An Information Foraging Model of Others’ Skills: Evidence from Tsimane’ Expert Nominations

Nov. 4 - Masao Ogaki - Worldviews and Intergenerational Altruism

Oct. 26 - Romen Sheremeta - Multi-Battle Contests: An Experimental Study

Oct. 20 - Steve Gjerstad & Vernon Smith - Household expenditure cycles and economic cycles, 1920 – 2010

Oct. 12 - Tim Shields & Roman Sheremeta - Do Liars Believe?

Oct. 5 - Andreas Wilke –  Past and Present Environments: The Evolution of Decision Making

Sept. 28 - Abel Winn - The Role of Money Illusion and Focal Points in Nominal Price Adjustment

Sept. 21 - Diego Aycinena Abascal - Valuation Structure in First Price and Residual Value Auctions: An Experimental Investigation

Sept. 14 - Joy Buchanan - An Experiment on Protecting Intellectual Property

Sept. 7 - Dave Porter - Durability, Re-trading and Market Performance 

May 5 - Ryan French - Grad Student Presentation

April 30 - Tim Joseph - Grad Student Presentation

April 21 - Amy Buchmann - Grad Student Presentation

April 14 - Larry Iannaccone & SangHo Yoon - Sects Education

Mar 17 - Maurice Doyon - The Truncated k-Double Auction: An Experimental Design for Canadian Egg Producers 

Mar 3 - Larry Iannaccone & Mike McBride - Economics of Religion 

Feb 24 - Kyndra K. Rotunda - From Halting Trials to Indefinite Detention: Analyzing the Limits of Executive Power during War Time

Feb 17 - Vernon Smith & Steven Gjerstad - Experiments, Bubbles and the Economy

+-2009 Brown Bags

Dec. 9 -  Ulrich Schmidt, Ph.D., Department of Economics, University of Kiel, Germany  - Testing Independence Conditions in the Presence of Errors and Splitting Effects

Nov. 25 - Roman Sheremeta, Ph.D. - The Attack and Defense of Weakest-Link Networks

Nov. 18 - Radhika Lunawat, Ph.D. - Reputation Effects of Disclosure: Theory and Experimental Investigation

Nov. 4 - Eric Schniter, Ph.D., of University of California, Santa Barbara - A Long Life and Life-long Learning.

Oct. 28 - John Dickhaut, Ph.D. - A Neuronal Model of Human Economic Choice

Oct. 21 - Abel Winn, Ph.D. - Bargaining Behavior and the Tragedy of the Anti-Commons

Oct. 14 - Erik Kimbrough - Learning to Respect Property

Oct. 7 - Clas Wihlborg, Ph.D. & Shubhashis Gangopadhyay, Ph.D. - Symmetric and Asymmetric Joint Liability Lending Contracts in an Adverse Selection Model

Sept. 30 - Nat Wilcox, Ph.D. - The September 2009 Risk Attitude Battery: An introduction and initial user's guide

Sept. 16 - Roman Sheremeta, Ph.D. - Reducing Efficiency through Communication in Competitive Coordination Games

Sept. 9 - Shengle Lin, Ph.D. - Information Diffusion and Underreaction in Financial Markets

Sept. 2 - Shengle Lin, Ph.D. - Information Diffusion and Underreaction in Financial Markets

May 5 - David Porter, Ph.D. - Speculation in Markets

Apr. 28 - Nat Wilcox Ph.D.- Individual versus Social Learning in Complex Dynamic Decisions Under Risk (continued)

Apr. 21 - Nat Wilcox Ph.D.- Individual versus Social Learning in Complex Dynamic Decisions Under Risk

Apr. 14 - Mark Van Boening, Ph.D.- An Empirical Analysis of Bargaining in a Stylized Civil Litigation Setting.

Mar. 31 - Erik Kimbrough - Emergent Specialization and Exchange in Human Subject Experiments and Agent-Based Models

Mar. 25 - George Ng - Self-control and Sophistication.

Feb. 24 - Cary Deck Ph.D.- Risk Attitude and Personality.

Feb. 17 - Shengle Lin - Inertia and Underreaction in Asset Prices.

Feb. 10 - Tibor Machan Ph.D.- Economic Man Revisited.

Feb. 3 - Vernon Smith Ph.D.- Modeling Durable Assets for Experimental Study.

Jan. 20 - Peter DeScioli Ph.D.- The Alliance Hypothesis for Human Friendship.

Jan. 13 - Rimvydas Baltaduonis Ph.D.- Simple-offer vs. Complex-offer Auctions in Deregulated Electricity Markets.

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