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Berlin Micro Theory Seminar Series

The Berlin micro theory seminars take place at the WZB Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin (Room B001) on Mondays during the semester from 17:15-18:30. The seminar series is supported by the Berlin Centre for Consumer Policies (BCCP) and of the CRC TRR 190 on Rationality and Competition. Contact us at microtheory.wiwi@hu-berlin.de.

Jump to Summer 2018.

Winter 2017/2018

Date Speaker Topic Host
16 Tore Ellingsen (Stockholm School of Economics) Competitive Compensation Contracts Schöttner
23 Emir Kamenica (Chicago Booth) Experiments as convex functions: three applications Strausz
30 Daniel Garcia (U Vienna) Dynamic Pricing with Search Frictions Meisner/Strausz

Alexander Frug (Pompeu Fabra)

Dynamic nonmonetary incentives Schweighofer-Kodritsch/Strausz


Roberto Serrano (Brown University)


Level-k Mechanism Design (joint with Geoffroy de Clippel and Rene Saran) Strausz
20 Tobias Gamp (UCL) Deceptive Products and Competition in Search Markets Lang
27 Matthias Kräkel (University of Bonn)

Fake News (joint with Andreas Grunewald)

Change of Room B002/3

4 Miriam Teschl (EHESS) Inconsistency, choice and internal conflict (joint with Ritxar Arlegi) Huck
11 Malin Arve (Norwegian School of Economics) Dynamic procurement under uncertainty: competition and auctions (with David Martimort) Foucart/Strausz
18 Alexandre de Corniere (Toulouse School of Economics) Social Media and the news industry (with Miklos Sarvary) Foucart/Strausz
8 Daniel Krähmer (Bonn U) Information disclosure and monopolistic screening Strausz
15 Ludovic Renou (Queen Mary U London) Information design in multi-stage games Lang
22 Ina Taneva (U of Edinburgh) On Information Design in Games (with Laurent Mathevet and Jacopo Perego) Schweighofer-Kodritsch/Strausz


Lydia Mechtenberg (U of Hamburg)

The Swing Voter’s Curse in Social Networks (with Berno Buechel) Schöttner
5 Takuro Yamashita (Toulouse School of Economics) The splitting problem applied to Bayesian persuasion and mechanism design with externalities Strausz
12 Martin Pollrich (Bonn U)

Change of Room D118/9

Sequential Procurement without Commitment


Jump to Winter 2017/2018.

Summer 2018

Date Speaker Topic Host
23 Marek Pycia (University of Zurich)   Strausz
30 Adrien Vigier (BI Norwegian Business School)   Schweighofer-Kodritsch
7 Leonie Baumann (Cambdridge University)   Schöttner
14 Oliver Gürtler (University of Köln)   Schöttner
21 Public Holiday - No Seminar    
28 Jacob Glazer (Tel-Aviv U)

Change of Room D118/9

11 Daniele Condorelli (U of Essex)   Asseyer
25 Mehmet Ekmekci (Boston College)   Strausz
2 Alexander Westkamp (University of Köln)   Meisner-Strausz
9 Matthew Ellman (Barcelona GSE)   Strausz


past seminars

Supported by

BCCP Berlin and CRC TRR 190