Topics in Economic Theory, Spring-Summer 2000
We have completed this year 17 meetings. I learnt a lot. I hope you did as well.
It is not clear if and when we will resume the seminar.
Have an enjoyable summer
Here are some (Tali, Uri, Sigal, Michal, Shai) of the particpants in the seminar in 1999-2000 in a typical position.
|1||The coase Theorem||A critical discussion of this famous paper||Economics and Philosophy October 1999.|
|2||Writing costs and Contract Incompleteness||An attempt to embed BR into contract incompleteness||Battigalli, P. and G. Maggi "Writing Costs and Contract Incompleteness"|
|3||Markets and Complexity||A Model of Markets with complexity considerations.||Sabourian, H. "Bargaining and Markets: complexity and the Walrasian outcome"|
|4||Inflation and Welfare||Apresnetation of a major economic issue. I look for a critical presentation.||Lucas, R. Inflation and Wlefare, Econometrica, 68, 247-274.|
|5||Fair Queuing||Moulin, H. and Stong, R. Fair Queuing and other Probablisitic Al;location Methods, Rice Univ April 2000|
Previous talks this year:
|1||Rani||Dynamic Voting||Roberts, K: "Dynamic Voting in Clubs"|
|2-3||Yoram||Entropy||Neyman A. and D.Okada Repeated Games with Bounded Entropy|
|5||Ariel||Procedural Rat Equilibrium||Games with Procedurally Rational Players, with M.Osborne, American Economic Review 88 (1998), 834-847.|
|6||Orit (2/3)||Logics and GT|| Card games: H.P. van Ditmarsch, The logic of knowledge games: showing
a card . In: Proceedings of the Netherlands/Belgium Conference on Artificial
Intelligence (BNAIC 99), 35-42. Maastricht University 1999.
Friedman, D. (1998), Monty Hall's 3 doors:..."AER, 88, 933-946.
See http://www.wiskit.com/marilyn/marilyn.html (yoram's suggestion)
|7||Uri (9/3)||Self control in decision making||Last year we read Gul ,F. and W.pesendorfer "Temptation and self Control" and my suggestion for this year "Self control and the Theory of Consumption"|
|8||Kfir (16/3)||His paper|
|9||Sigal (30/3)||Newcomb Paradox||Nozick, R. "Newcamb's Problem and two Principles of Choice".|
|Welfare and Time||Caplin,A. and J.Leahy:
"The optimal suppression of Information"
|Logic and Games||Johan van-Bentham Lecture notes on Logic and Games|
|Rany's unified proof of Arrow+Gibbard||Reny, P. "Arrow's Theorem and the Gibbard-Satterwhaite Theorem: A Unified Approach"|
|On the logic of argumentation in debates||Glazer, K. and A.Rubinstein "Debates and Decisions, On a Rationale of Argumentation Rules"|
|14||Kfir (2/6)||Arguments in debates||Spiegler, Rani "Pro arguments, con arguements..."|
|Incomplete contracts with costs||Battigalli, P. and G. Maggi "Writing Costs and Contract Incompleteness".|
|Hyperbolic discounting||"Golden Eggs and Hyperbolic Discounting" - David Laibson, QJE, 1997, 443-77.|
|Economics and Reciprocity||Fehr,E. and S.Gachter "Fairness and Retaliation: The Economics of Reciprocity"|