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The Becker Friedman Institute’s annual conference on economic theory will bring together leading researchers from across the world to discuss recent advances in theoretical microeconomics. Topics will include game theory, mechanism design, market design, and information economics.

This year’s conference will be held both in-person and virtually. Attendance to this conference is by invitation only. Please contact bfi-events@uchicago.edu if you are interested in participating.

Past conference programs: 2021 | 2019 2018 2017

Agenda

Friday, August 26, 2022
8:45 am - 9:30 am
Registration & Breakfast
9:30 am - 9:35 am
Welcome Remarks
9:35 am - 10:30 am
Constrained Majorization: Applications in Mechanism Design
Afshin Nikzad, University of Southern California
10:30 am - 10:45 am
Break
10:45 am - 11:45 am
Anne-Kartin Roesler, University of Toronto
11:45 am - 1:15 pm
Lunch
Dining room
1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
The Cost of Optimally Acquired Information
Weijie Zhong, Stanford University
2:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Break
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Predicting Choice from Information Costs

Doron Ravid, University of Chicago

3:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Break
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
Sequential Mechanisms for Evidence Acquisition
Bart Lipman, Boston University
4:45 pm
Conference Adjourns for the Day
Saturday, August 27, 2022
8:15 am - 8:45 am
Registration & Breakfast
8:45 am - 9:45 am
Should the Timing of Inspections be Predictable?
Ian Ball, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
9:45 am - 10:00 am
Break
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Tomasz Sadzik, University of California, Los Angeles
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Lunch
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Annie Liang, Northwestern University
1:15 pm - 1:30 pm
Break
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Observational Learning with Ordered States
Navin Kartik, Columbia University
2:30 pm
Conference Concludes