School of Economics and Finance

Microeconomic Theory

Overview

The research conducted by members of this group spans several areas of economic theory. One stream focuses on voting rules and how they affect the aggregation of information in elections. Another area of expertise involves behavioural and experimental economics with an emphasis on bounded rationality and its implications in a range of economic problems such as saving for retirement, the contribution to public goods, the regulation of media outlets or investing into risky assets.

Several members share an interest in various aspects of game theory (e.g., game theoretic approaches to understand how institutions shape individuals and strategies in political parties, game-theoretical agency models applied to voting behaviour, auctions). Finally, various projects focus on decision making under risk and ambiguity (e.g. dynamic choice under ambiguity, formation and updating of subjective beliefs, strategic interaction under ambiguity and their application to public policy).

Members of the group have published in leading economic journals American Economic Review, Econometrica, Journal of Political Economy, Review of Economic Studies, Economic Journal, Journal of European Economic Association, Theoretical Economics, Journal of Economic Theory, Games and Economic Behaviour, Journal of Public Economics. Members of the group are also editors at Econometrica, Review of Economic Studies, Games and Economic Behaviour, among others.  They have also organized conferences and workshops on topics related to dynamic games, uncertainty, network theory, bargaining.

The group would particularly welcome applications from well-qualified candidates interested in pursuing PhD study in any of areas of microeconomics.

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Team

Publications

Events

Seminars

External seminars

DateTimeEventVenue
23 Oct 2019 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Omer Tamuz (Caltech)

"Blackwell Dominance in Large Samples" (joint with Xiaosheng Mu, Luciano Pomatto and Phillip Strack)

GC305
30 Oct 2019 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Willie Fuchs (McCombs School of Business)

"Optimal Arrangements for Distribution in Developing Markets: Theory and Evidence" (joint with Brett Green and David I. Levine)

GC305
20 Nov 2019 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Archishman Chakraborty (Yeshiva University)

Title: TBA

GC305
27 Nov 2019 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

David Dillenberger (University of Pennsylvania)

"Time Lotteries and Stochastic Impatience" (joint with Patrick DeJarnette, Daniel Gottlieb and Pietro Ortoleva)

GC305
4 Dec 2019 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Mira Frick (Yale University)

"Stability and Robustness in Misspecified Learning Models" (joint with Ryota Iijima and Yuhta Ishii)

GC305
25 Mar 2020 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Mohammad Akbarpour (Stanford Graduate School of Business)

Title: TBA

GC305
29 Apr 2020 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Pablo Schenone (Arizona State University)

Title: TBA

GC305
6 May 2020 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Laura Doval (California Institute of Technology)

Title: TBA

GC305
13 May 2020 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Aislinn Bohren (University of Pennsylvania)

Title: TBA

GC305

Internal seminars

DateTimeEventVenue
13 Nov 2019 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Ludovic Renou (QMUL)

Title: TBA

GC305
11 Dec 2019 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Dhruva Bhaskar (QMUL)

Title: TBA

GC305

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