Week 1 (29/10)

Lecture 1: Common Knowledge of Rationality (slides)

Lecture 2: Social preferences (slides)

Week 2 (5/11)

Interactive seminar 1:

    • Bowles (2006) problems 1,4 & 7.
    • Problems on social preferences (download) (solution)

Reading seminar 1: Social Preferences

    • Bowles and Hwang (2008) “Social preferences and public economics: Mechanism design when social preferences depend on incentives,” Journal of Public Economics, 92, pp.1811-1820. (Kaleb, slides)
    • Cox, Friedman and Gjerstad (2007) “A tractable model of reciprocity and fairness”, Games and Economic Behavior, 59 17-45. (Kirstin, slides)
    • Kosfeld, Okada and Riedl (2009) “Institution Formation in Public Goods Games” AER, 94(4): 1335-1355. (Usman)


Week 3 (12/11)

Interactive seminar 2:

    • Bowles (2006) 9,10.

Lecture: Intertemporal choice: discounting and present bias (slides)

Week 4 (19/11)

Reading seminar 2: Present bias

    • Andreoni and Sprenger (2012) "Risk Preferences Are Not Time Preferences," AER, 102(7). (Mandy)
    • Andreoni and Sptrenger (2012) "Estimating Time Preferences from Convex Budgets," AER 102(7). (Minjie, slides)
    • Gabaix and Laibson, (2017) “Myopia and Discounting,” (Marcos, slides)

https://scholar.harvard.edu/laibson/publications/myopia-and-discounting

    • Golman, Lowenstein and Gurnye (2015) "Information Gaps for Risk and Ambiguity" (Lotte)

Lecture: Risk preferences and loss aversion (slides)


Week 5 (26/11)

Interactive seminar 3: time and risk

Lecture: Information and Attention (slides)