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CaltechEconTheory Jul 1
Today at noon pacific time! Rakesh Vohra will present “Improvement Properties in Preferences and Equilibria with Indivisibilities” (with T. Nguyen) on . Q&A with chat and guests A. McLennan and F. Kojima
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CaltechEconTheory Jun 29
This might be an opportunity for arbitrage in the other direction, too: "A psychological principle known as Freud's structural model of the psyche proves that every even number can be expressed as the sum of at most two primes."
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CaltechEconTheory Jun 26
Replying to @ben_golub
Much is known about these question in the framework of general stationary processes. The keywords are "limit / ergodic theorems" for "extreme value" or "order statistics".
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CaltechEconTheory Jun 26
Replying to @ben_golub
This seems like the Fisher–Tippett–Gnedenko Theorem, applied to a random variable uniformly distributed on [0,1]. This case probably appears in Fréchet's 1927 "Sur la loi de probabilité de l'écart maximum."
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CaltechEconTheory Jun 25
Today at noon pacific time! Massimo Marinacci will present “Making Decisions under Model Misspecification” (with S Cerreia-Vioglio, LP Hansen and F Maccheroni) on . Q&A with chat and guests R. Corrao and G. Lanzani
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CaltechEconTheory Jun 25
A continuous preference is "spherical" (its indifference curves are spheres or lines) iff preferences over marginal changes are preserved by orthogonal transformations. "Spherical Preferences" () has been accepted by the Journal of Economic Theory.
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VSET Virtual Seminars in Economic Theory Jun 22
‼️An update‼️ Kevin He () and (Northwestern) will join us on Thursday as guest panelists. The talk is by from UPenn, "Misinterpreting Social Outcomes and Information Campaigns" (joint with Daniel Hauser).
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PennTheoN Jun 24
At PennTheoN this week, Friday June 26th at 2p EST, Joyee Deb (Yale) presents "Aiming for the goal: Contribution dynamics of crowdfunding," w/ Aniko Öry & Kevin Williams. Paper here: . Zoom link: . Look forward to seeing y'all.
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CaltechEconTheory Jun 24
A large group of agents, a myriad, each get a signal each period. But they learn no more than a group of just four, because groupthink has too high a likelihood. "Rational Groupthink" accepted to . .
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CaltechEconTheory Jun 24
Today is day, in recognition of victims of sexual and racial abuse. Massimo's talk is going to take place tomorrow, Thu. 25, noon pacific time.
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CaltechEconTheory Jun 23
Massimo Marinacci will present “Making Decisions under Model Misspecification” (with S. Cerreia-Vioglio, L.P. Hansen and F. Maccheroni) on , tomorrow, Wed 6/24, at noon pacific time. Q&A with chat and guests R. Corrao and G. Lanzani
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CaltechEconTheory Jun 19
Replying to @soashworth
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VSET Virtual Seminars in Economic Theory Jun 18
Next week, we are pleased to have from UPenn, to talk about "Misinterpreting Social Outcomes and Information Campaigns" (joint with Daniel Hauser). See you all there!
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CaltechEconTheory Jun 16
Bryony Reich will present "Modular Organization" (with Niko Matouschek and Michael Powell) on , tomorrow, Wed 6/17, at noon pacific time. Q&A with chat and guests and
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CaltechEconTheory Jun 12
promised our audience a follow-up paper. Here it is! "Redistributive Allocation Mechanisms" with and Dworczak.
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PennTheoN Jun 11
At PennTheoN tomorrow, Friday June 12th at 2p EST, Tayfun Sönmez, (Boston College) presents "Leaving no ethical value behind," w/ Parag Pathak, Utku Ünver & Bumin Yenmez. Paper here: . Zoom link: . Look forward to seeing y'all.
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VSET Virtual Seminars in Economic Theory Jun 9
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CaltechEconTheory Jun 10
Replying to @VSET_contact
"Imitation is the highest form of flattery" is the thought that seeing your seminar format brings to mind.
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CaltechEconTheory Jun 9
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CaltechEconTheory Jun 8
Replying to @AcmSIGecom
This paper won the best paper award a few days ago:
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