Economic Theory Conference, University of Toronto 2019



Date: April 5-6 2019.

Organizers: Rahul Deb and Xianwen Shi.

Format: 50 minute talk, 10 minute discussion.

Conference Hotel: Kimpton Saint George, 280 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M5S 1V8

Friday (April 5) Location: University of Toronto Mississauga, Kaneff center, room KN 112.

There will be a shuttle bus that leaves the hotel at 8 am.

Saturday (April 6) Location: 150 St George St, Room 106.

This is a couple of minutes walk from the hotel.

Preliminary Program

April 4, 2019 (Thursday)

• 18:30 onward: Informal drinks at Victory Cafe (a few minutes from the hotel).

April 5, 2019 (Friday)

• 09:00-09:30: Breakfast

• 09:30-10:30: Jiangtao Li, Robustly Optimal Reserve Price.

Discussant: Seungjin Han.

• 10:30-10:45: Break

• 10:45-11:45: Meg Meyer, Choosing Joint Distributions: Theory and Applications to Information Design.

Discussant: Maxim Ivanov.

• 11:45-12:00: Break

• 12:00-13:00: Andreas Kleiner, Optimal Allocations with Capacity Constrained Verification.

Discussant: Maria Goltsman.

• 13:00-15:00: Lunch

• 15:00-16:00: Hulya Eraslan, Efficiency with Political Power Dynamics and Costly Policy Change.

Discussant: Nicolas Sahuguet.

• 16:00-16:15: Break

• 16:15-17:15: Richard Van Weelden, Delegation to a Veto Player.

Discussant: Mallesh Pai.

• 19:00 onwards: Dinner at L'Espresso Bar Mercurio


April 6, 2019 (Saturday)

• 08:30-09:00: Breakfast

• 09:00-10:00: Mira Frick, Misinterpreting Others and the Fragility of Social Learning.

Discussant: Bruno Salcedo.

• 10:00-10:15: Break

• 10:15-11:15: Ben Golub, Social Learning in a Dynamic Environment.

Discussant: Rohan Dutta.