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The way agents communicate, collect, and use information is essential for many strategic interactions, whether between co-workers, traders, firms, or governments. As technology advances, the information available to such agents has grown increasingly complex. At this year’s fourth annual BFI summer conference in economic theory, we will explore recent theoretical advances in these and other topics.

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Agenda

Friday, August 17, 2018
8:30 am - 9:30 am
Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Toward an Ethical Experiment
Yusuke Narita, Yale University
10:30 am - 10:45 am
Break
10:45 am - 11:45 am
Delegated Expertise, Authority, and Communication
Inga Deimen, University of Arizona
11:45 am - 1:15 pm
Lunch
1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
Deterrence with Imperfect Attribution
Sandeep Baliga, Northwestern University
2:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Break
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Lemonade from Lemons: Information Design and Adverse Selection
Navin Kartik, Columbia University
3:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Break
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
Monopoly Pricing with Pre-Trade Flexible Learning
Anne-Katrin Roesler, University of Michigan
4:45 pm
Adjourn for the day
Saturday, August 18, 2018
8:30 am - 9:30 am
Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:30 am - 10:30 am
An Inspection Model of Learning on Networks
10:30 am - 10:45 am
Break
10:45 am - 11:45 am
Raising Capital from Heterogeneous Investors
Marina Halac, Yale University
11:45 am - 1:15 pm
Lunch
1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
Quadratic Games
Michael Ostrovsky, Stanford University
2:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Break
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Costly Miscalibration
Yingni Guo, Northwestern University
3:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Break
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
Social Learning in a Dynamic Environment
Benjamin Golub, Assistant Professor of Economics, Harvard University
4:45 pm
Conference concludes