SET: Seminars in Economic Theory
Welcome to the SET webpage
SET is a series of online economic theory seminars. Here you will be able to find information about the format, rules, schedule and Zoom access information.
The seminar is open for everyone who desires to attend. Before joining us for the first time, pelase read the rules.
Our seminars take place every Wednesday at 3PM London time.
Wednesday 29th of July: Mira Frick (Yale University), "Stability and Robustness in Misspecified Learning Models'' (with Ryota Iijima and Yuhta Ishii).
Wednesday 2nd of September: Daniel Gottlieb (LSE), "Long-Term Contracting with Time-Inconsistent Agents" (with Xingtan Zhang)
Wednesday 23rd of September: Aleh Tsyvinski (Yale University), "Path dependency and stochastic process elasticity” (with Georgii Riabov)
Wednesday 14th of October: Costis Daskalakis (MIT), "Min-max Optimization and the Foundations of Deep Learning"
Wednesday 21st of October: Takuo Sugaya (Stanford University), "Do a Few Bad Apples Spoil the Barrel? Cooperation in Large Populations with Incomplete Information". The seminar will be a combination of two papers: A Few Bad Apples Spoil the Barrel: An Anti-Folk Theorem for Anonymous Repeated Games with Incomplete Information and Communication and Community Enforcement (both with Alexander Wolitzky)
Wednesday 4th of November: Pawel Dziewulski (University of Sussex), "Normal demand and comparison of multi-prior beliefs- Comparative statics in optimisation problems with linear objectives" (with John Quah) View seminar recording
Wednesday 11th of November: Rahul Deb (University of Toronto), "When are Dynamic Choices Consistent with Learning from Common Information?" (with Ludovic Renou)
Wednesday 25th of November: Marek Pycia (University of Zurich), "Auctions of Homogeneous Goods: A Case for Pay-as-Bid" (with Kyle Woodward)
Wednesday 2nd of December: Gabriel Carroll (Stanford University), "Dynamic Incentives in Incompletely Specified Environments"
Wednesday 9th of December: Wioletta Dziuda (University of Chicago), "Voters and the Policy Stability versus Responsiveness Tradeoff" (with Antoine Loeper)
Wednesday 16th of December: Harry Pei (Northwestern University), "Reputation Building under Observational Learning"
Wednesday 10th of February: Heidi Christina Thysen (London School of Economics), "Equilibrium Contracts and Boundedly Rational Expectations" (with Heiner Schumacher)
Wednesday 17th of February: Satoru Takahashi (National University of Singapore), "Implementation via Information Design in Binary-Action Supermodular Games" (with Stephen Morris and Daisuke Oyama) View Seminar Recording
Wednesday 3rd of March: Todd Sarver (Duke University), "An Evolutionary Perspective on Updating Risk and Ambiguity Preferences" (with Philipp Sadowski)
Wednesday 10th of March: Kareen Rozen (Brown University), "Communication, Perception and Strategic Obfuscation" (with Geoffroy de Clippel)
Wednesday 17th of March: Lones Smith (University of Wisconsin-Madison), "The Behavioral SIR Model, with Applications to the Swine Flu and COVID-19 Pandemics" (with Samuel Engle, Jussi Keppo, Marianna Kudlyak, Elena Quercioli and Andrea Wilson)
Wednesday 24th of March: Ben Brooks (University of Chicago), "A Strong Minimax Theorem for Informationally-Robust Auction Design" (with Songzi Du)
Wednesday 31st of March: Julien Combe (Ecole Polytechnique), "Unpaired Kidney Exchange: Overcoming Double Coincidence of Wants without Money" (with Mohammad Akbarpour, Yinghua He, Victor Hiller, Robert Shimer and Olivier Tercieux) (slides)
Wednesday 7th of April: Navin Kartik (Columbia University), "Lemonade from Lemons: Information Design with Interdependent Values” (with Weijie Zhong)
Wednesday 21st of April: Pierre Boyer (Ecole Polytechnique-CREST), "Pareto-Improving Tax Reforms and the Earned Income Tax Credit" (with Felix Bierbauer and Emanuel Hansen)
Wednesday 28th of April: Bruno Strulovici (Northwestern University), "Can Society Function Without Ethical Agents? An Informational Perspective"
Wednesday 12th of May: Siyang Xiong (UC Riverside), "An Extensive-Form Representation of Continuous-Time Games with Reaction Lags" (with In-Uck Park)
Wednesday 2nd of June: Chiara Margaria (Boston University), "Exit Dilemma. The Role of Private Learning on Firm Survival" (with Doruk Cetemen)
Wednesday 16th of June: Deniz Kattwinkel (UCL), "Allocation with Correlated Information: Too good to be true"
Wednesday 23rd of June: Laura Doval (Columbia Business School), "Optimal Mechanism for the Sale of a Durable Good" (with Vasiliki Skreta)
Wednesday 21st of July: Inga Deimen (University of Arizona), "Communication in the Shadow of Catastrophe" (with Dezsö Szalay)
Wednesday 22nd of September: Sylvain Chassang (Princeton University), "Making the Most of Limited Government Capacity: Theory and Experiment" (with Lucia del Carpio and Samuel Kapon)
Wednesday 29th of September: Philipp Sadowski (Duke University), “Risk Sharing and Strategic Choice” (with Brendan Daley)
Wednesday 13th of October Meg Meyer (Oxford University), "A Welfare Analysis of a Steady-State Model of Observational Learning" (with Eszter Kabos)
Wednesday 24th of November: Gilat Levy (LSE), "Short-term Political Memory and the Inevitability of Polarisation" (with Ronny Razin)
Wednesday 1st of December: Mehmet Ekmekci (Boston College), "Informal Elections with Dispersed Information: Protests, Petitions, and Nonbinding Voting" (with Stephan Lauermann)
Tuesday 18th of January: Ellen Muir (Stanford University), "Contracting and vertical control by a dominant platform" (with Zi Yang Kang)
Wednesday 26th of January: Jaden Chen (Cornell University), "Sequential Learning under Informational Ambiguity"
Wednesday 23rd of February: Jean-Jacques Herings (Maastricht University), "Expectational Equilibria in Many-to-one Matching Models with Contracts - A Reformulation of Competitive Equilibrium" View seminar recording
Wednesday 16th of March: Adam Brandenburger (NYU Stern), "Agreement and Disagreement in a Non-Classical World" (with Patricia Contreras-Tejada, Aleksander Kubicki, Pierfrancesco La Mura, Giannicola Scarpa and Kai Steverson)
Wednesday 23rd of March: Andrea Attar (Toulouse School of Economics), "Keeping the Agents in the Dark: Private Disclosures in Competing Mechanisms" (with Eloisa Campioni, Thomas Mariotti and Alessandro Pavan)
Wednesday 30th of March: Leslie Marx (Duke University), “Vertical Integration with Incomplete Information” (with Simon Loertscher)
Wednesday 6th of April: Kai Hao Yang (Yale University), "Market-Minded Informational Intermediary and Unintended Welfare Loss" (with Wenji Xu) View seminar recording