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Audience

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. During the fifth annual BFI summer conference, we explored exciting recent advances in economic theory across these and other areas of research.

Agenda

Friday, August 16, 2019
8:30 am - 9:30 am
Registration and Breakfast
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Snowballing or Self-Correcting: An Endogenous Bandit Approach to Discrimination
Arjada Bardhi (Presenter), Duke University
Yingni Guo, Northwestern University
Bruno Strulovici, Northwestern University
10:30 am - 10:45 am
Break
10:45 am - 11:45 am
Signaling with Private Monitoring
Gonzalo Cisternas (Presenter), Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Aaron Kolb, Indiana University
11:45 am - 1:15 pm
Lunch
1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
Wait-and-See or Step in? Dynamics of Interventions
Dana Foarta (Presenter), Stanford University
Takuo Sugaya, Stanford University
2:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Break
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Belief Meddling in Social Networks: An Information-Design Approach
Simone Galperti (Presenter), University of California, San Diego
Jacopo Perego, Columbia University
3:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Break
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
Choosing Joint Distributions: Theory and Application to Information Design
Meg Meyer, University of Oxford
Saturday, August 17, 2019
8:30 am - 9:30 am
Breakfast
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Blackwell Dominance in Large Samples
Xiaosheng Mu (Presenter), Columbia University
Luciano Pomatto, California Institute of Technology
Philipp Strack, University of California, Berkeley
Omer Tamuz, California Institute of Technology
10:30 am - 10:45 am
Break
10:45 am - 11:45 am
Our Distrust is Very Expensive
Mallesh Pai (Presenter), Rice University
Rahul Deb, University of Toronto
Matt Mitchell, University of Toronto
11:45 am - 1:15 pm
Lunch
1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
Causality: A Decision Theoretic Approach
Pablo Schenone, Arizona State University
2:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Break
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Better Monitoring .. Worse Productivity?
John Yiran Zhu, University of Pennsylvania
3:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Break
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
Prior-Independent Mechanisms for Budgeted Agents and Failure of the Revelation Principle
Jason Hartline (Presenter), Northwestern University
Yiding Feng, Northwestern University
4:45 pm
Conference Concludes

Registration

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