Direkt zum InhaltDirekt zur SucheDirekt zur Navigation
▼ Zielgruppen ▼

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin -

Berlin Micro Theory Seminar Series: Past Seminars

Up to 2015, the seminar series was part of the SFB-TR15 "Governance and Efficiency of Economic Systems" and was named SFB-TR 15 Seminar.

Summer 2017

Date Speaker Topic Host
April
24 Erik Mohlin (Lund U) Observations on cooperation (with Yuval Heller) Foucart
May
1 Public holiday – no seminar    
8 Albin Erlanson (Stockholm U) Costly Verification in Collective Decisions (with A. Kleiner) Lang
15 Navin Kartik (Columbia U) Muddled Information (with Alex Frankel) Strausz
22 Rahul Deb (University of Toronto) Evaluating Strategic Forecasters (with M. Pai and M. Said) Strausz
29 Johannes Horner (Yale U) Keeping Your Story Straight: Truthtelling and Liespotting (with Xiaosheng Mu and Nicolas Vieille) Strausz
June
5 Pentecost – no seminar    
12 Margaret Meyer (U Oxford) Information Design: Insights from Orderings of Dependence and Heterogeneity Foucart
19 Susanne Goldlücke (University of Konstanz) Assigning an unpleasant job without payment (with Thomas Tröger) Schöttner
26 Mohammad Akbarpour (Stanford GSB) Credible Mechanism Design (with Shengwu Li) Meisner
July
3 Sarah Auster (Bocconi U) Optimal Delegation, Unawareness, and Financial Intermediation (with Nicola Pavoni) Foucart
10 Elisabetta Iossa (U Rome Tor Vergata) Prizes versus contracts as incentives for innovation (with Yeon-Koo Che and Patrick Rey) Chiappinelli
17 André Veiga (U Oxford) The Impact of Price Discrimination in Markets with Adverse Selection Foucart

Winter 2016/2017

Date Speaker Topic Host
October
17 no seminar -
24 Sebastian Schweighofer-Kodritsch (HU Berlin) Time Preferences and Bargaining  
31 Piero Gottardi (European University Institute) Competing Mechanisms in Markets for Lemons Strausz
November
7

Cedric Wasser (U Bonn)

Optimal Structure and Dissolution of Partnerships Strausz
14 Oliver Tercieux (Paris School of Economics) The Design of Teacher Assignment: Theory and Evidence Strausz
21 Gabriel  Carroll (Stanford U) Robustly Optimal Auctions with Unknown Resale Opportunities Strausz
28 Nicola Dimitri (University of Siena) Why do lotteries exist? Chiappinelli
December
5 Alex Smolin (U Bonn) Evaluation Theory of Wage Growth Vasama
12 Willemien Kets (Northwestern U) Challenging conformity: A case for diversity Foucart/Strausz
January
9 Benjamin Balzer (UT Sydney) Collusion in Auctions: An informed principal perspective Meisner
16 Marco Sahm (U Bamberg) Advance-Purchase Financing of Projects with Few Buyers Strausz
23 Stephan Luck (Princeton U) Liquidity benefits and bank capital requirements Lang
30 Francesco Nava (London School of Economics) Differentiated Durable Goods Schweighofer-Kodritsch
February
6 Florian Hoffmann (U Bonn) Only time will tell: A theory of deferred compensation and its regulation Strausz
13 Markus Reisinger (Frankfurt School) Patent Pools in Input Markets Strausz

Summer 2016

Date Speaker Topic Host
April
18 Eugen Kovac (Uni Duisburg-Essen) Optimal stopping in a principal agent model with hidden information and no monetary transfers Schmidt
25 Jakub Steiner (CERGE-EI) Rational Inattention Dynamics:  Inertia and Delay in Decision-Making Vasama
May
2 David Ulph (St. Andrews) Measuring the Effectiveness of Anti-Cartel Interventions: A Conceptual Framework Lang
9 Leo Simon (UC Berkeley) - cancelled - Schmidt
30 Konrad Mierendorff (University College London) Optimal Sequential Decision with Limited Attention Pollrich
June
6

Moritz Meyer-ter-Vehn (UCLA)

Managing Talent Strausz
13 José Azar (Charles River Associates) A New Look at Oligopoly: Implicit Collusion Through Portfolio Diversification Stomper
20 Nicolas Klein (University of  Montreal) Strongly Symmetric Equilibria in Bandit Games Vasama
27 Samuel Häfner (Uni Basel) Sorting in Iterated Contests Lang
July
4 Frank Rosar (Uni Bonn) Strategic outsourcing and optimal procurement Lang
11 André Stenzel (University of Leicester) Consumer Rating Dynamics Vasama
18 V. Bhaskar (University of Texas at Austin)

Dynamic moral hazard with learning or temporal dependence

**DIFFERENT ROOM**

WZB A305

Pollrich

Winter 2015/2016

Date Speaker Topic Host
October
12 Omer Moav (Hebrew University) Cereals, Appropriability and Hierarchy Corneo
19 Emmanuelle Auriol (Toulouse School of Economics) Intellectual Property Rights Protection and Trade Corneo
26 Sander Heinsalu (Queensland) Spence meets Holmstrom: Luck and repetition in signalling Vasama
November
2 Kai Konrad (MPI Munich) Coordination and the fight against tax havens Strausz
9 Maria Rosa Battaggion (University of Bergamo) Broadcasters Competition on Quality: a Welfare Perspective Corneo
16 Sudipto Dasgupta (Lancaster University) - postponed - Adam
23 Vitali Gretschko (Uni Köln) Common values and the Coase conjecture: Inefficiencies in frictionless contract renegotiation Lang
30      
December
7 Klaus Ritzberger (Vienna Graduate School of Finance) The Curse of Poverty and the Blessings of Wealth Stomper
14 Brit Grosskopf (University of Exeter) Do you mind me paying less? Measuring Other-Regarding Preferences in the Market for Taxis Wolfstetter
January
11 Alex Gershkov (Hebrew University) Optimal Voting Rules Strausz
18 Brett Green (Haas UC Berkeley) On Breakthroughs, Deadlines, and the Nature of Progress: Contracting for Multistage Projects Strausz
25   no seminar  
February
1 Françoise Forges (Université Paris-Dauphine) Cheap talk and commitment in Bayesian games Strausz
8 Vasiliki Skreta (University College London) Selling with Evidence Strausz

Summer 2015

Date Speaker Topic Host
April
13 Günter Strobl (Frankfurt School of Finance & Management) Credit Ratings: Strategic Issuer Disclosure and Optimal Screening Adam
20 Alexander Guembel (Toulouse School of Economics) A Welfare Analysis of Fragmented Liquidity Markets Adam
27 Dion Bongaerts (Rotterdam School of Management) Private information about reputation Adam
May
4 Thierry Focault (HEC Paris) Corporate Strategy, Conformism, and the Stock Market Adam
11 Stefan Ambec (Toulouse) Welfare Division in the Commons Strausz
18 Achim Wambach (Uni Köln) Procurement under public scrutiny: auctions versus negotiations Lang
25 Pentecost - no seminar    
June
1 Toomas Hinnosaar (Collegio Carlo Alberto) On the impossibility of protecting risk-takers Vasama
8 William Fuchs (Haas UC Berkeley)

Transparency and Distressed Sales under Asymmetric Information and

Information Spillovers in Asset Markets with Correlated Values 

Strausz
15 Hans Theo Normann (Uni Düsseldorf) - cancelled - Wolfstetter
22 Levent Celik (National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow) Optimal product design Wolfstetter
29 Volker Nocke (Uni Mannheim) Multiproduct-Firm Oligopoly: An Aggregative Games Approach Strausz
July
6 Patricia Funk (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) Gender Differences in Academic Performance: The Role of Punishment in Multiple Choice Exams Corneo
13 Daniel Müller (Uni Bonn) Loss Aversion and Strategic Interaction Lang

Winter 2014/2015

Date Speaker Topic Host
October
13 Olga Gorelkina (MPI Bonn) Delayed Verification Mechanism for Dynamic Implementation Lang
20 Humberto Moreira (Escola Brasileira de Economia e Financas) Simultaneous Adverse Selection and Moral Hazard Strausz
27 Francesc Dilme (Uni Bonn) Reputation Building through Costly Adjustment Lang
November
3 Paolo Bertoletti (University of Pavia) A General Theory of Endogenous Market Structures Corneo
10 Rohit Lamba (University of Cambridge) Repeated Bargaining: A Mechanism Design Approach Vasama
17 Jeff Ely (Northwestern University) Beeps (Slides) Strausz
December
1 Juuso Välimäki (Aalto University) Large Common Value Auctions with Risk-Averse Bidders Vasama
8 Vitor Farinha Luz (EUI) Characterization and Uniqueness of Equilibrium in
Competitive Insurance
Vasama
10 Martin Peitz (Uni Mannheim)

Media See-saws: Winners and Losers on Media Platforms

Special Lecture joint with the BBE Seminar.

Strausz
January
12 Christoph Schottmüller (Copenhagen) Monopoly Insurance and Endogenous Information Lang
19 Heiko Karle (ETH Zürich) Signalling Quality with Initially Reduced Royalty Rates Salim
26 Veronika Grimm (Uni Nürnberg) On the Impact of Quotas and Decision Rules in Ultimatum Collective Bargaining Wolfstetter
February
2 Nicolas Schutz (Uni Mannheim) Merger Policy in a Quantitative Model of International Trade Strausz

Spring/Summer 2014

Date Speaker Topic Host
April
14 Fabio Michelucci (CERGE, Prague) Do Not Panic: How to Avoid Inefficient Rushes Using Multi-Stage Auctions Wolfstetter
21 Easter Monday - no seminar    
28 Mehmet Bac (Sabanci University) Opinion Expressions under Social Sanctions Corneo
May
5 Larry Samuelson (Yale) No-Betting-Pareto Dominance Strausz
12 Chung-Yi Tse (University of Hong Kong) Flippers in Housing Market Search Corneo
19

Martin K. Jensen (University of Leicester)

Distributional Comparative Statics Lang
26 Pauli Murto (Aalto University) Common Value Auctions with Costly Entry Vasama
June
2 Hannu Vartiainen (University of Helsinki) Mechanism Design without Commitment; General Solution and Application to Bilateral Bargaining Vasama
9 Pentecost - no seminar    
16 Giancarlo Spagnolo (Tor Vergata, Rome)

WZB Room B003

Flexibility and Collusion under Imperfect Monitoring (Slides)

Strausz
23 Ulf von Lilienfeld-Toal (Stockholm School of Economics) How Did the US Housing Slump Begin? Role of the 2005 Bankruptcy Reform Corneo
30 Nenad Kos (Bocconi University) Information in Tender Offers with a Large Shareholder Strausz
July
7 Achim Czerny (WHU) Reward (only) the superprofessor Strausz
14 Matan Tsur (Vienna University) Financial Contracts and Bargaining Strausz

Winter 2013/2014

Date Speaker Topic Host
October
14th Karine Nyborg (University of Oslo) The Gate is Open: Primary Care Physicians as Social Security Gatekeepers (with Benedicte Carlsen) Corneo
21st Pierre Boyer (Uni Mannheim) Efficiency, Welfare, and Political Competition (with Felix Bierbrauer) Strausz
28th Tadashi Hashimoto (Toulouse School of Economics) The Generalized Random Priority Mechanism with Budgets Strausz
November
4th

Johannes Münster (Uni Köln)

Centralized Bargaining in Press Wholesale (with Frank May) Bester
11th Bård Harstad (University of Oslo) The Market for Conservation and Other Hostages Huck
18th Christian Kellner (Uni Bonn) Modes of Ambiguous Communication (with Mark Le Quement) Strausz
25th

Alexey Kushnir (Uni Zürich)

A Geometric Approach to Mechanism Design (with Jacob Goeree) Strausz
December
9th Tymofiy Mylovanov (University of Pennsylvania) A Model of Formation of Mass Opinion (with Ming Li and Andriy Zapechelnyuk) Strausz
16th Andriy Zapechelnyuk (University of Glasgow) Optimality of non-competitive allocation rules (with Tymofiy Mylovanov) Strausz

January

6th Christian Seel (Maastricht University) The Value of Information in Asymmetric All-Pay Auctions Heidhues
13th Rene Kirkegaard (University of Guelph) Local Incentive Compatibility in Moral Hazard Problems: A Unifying Approach Strausz/ Heidhues
20th Jean-Marc Tallon (Université Paris 1) Ambiguity and the Historical Equity Premium Strausz
27th Konrad Stahl (Uni Mannheim) Market Transparency, Adverse Selection, and Moral Hazard Strausz
February
3rd Tim Friehe (Uni Bonn) Competitive Pressure and Corporate Crime Strausz
10th Malin Arve (Uni Mannheim) Long-Term Procurement under Uncertainty: Optimal Design and Implications for Renegotiation and Tender Procedures Strausz

Spring/Summer 2013

Date Speaker Topic Host
April
15th Leonardo Felli (LSE) Why Stare Decisis? Strausz
29th
 
Bauke Visser (Erasmus University Rotterdam) Learning from Others? Decision Rights, Strategic Communication, and Reputational Concerns (with Otto H. Swank) Strausz
May
6th Sergio Vergalli (University of Brescia) Time Overruns as opportunistic Behavior in Public Procurement Corneo
13th Mark Gradstein (Ben-Gurion University) Income and Schooling (with Markus Brückner) Corneo
27th
 
Stéphane Gauthier (Paris School of Economics) On the value of randomization (with Guy Laroque) Strausz
June
3rd Peter Vida (Uni Mannheim) Commitments, Intentions, Truth and Nash Equilibria Strausz
10th Gustavo Manso (UC Berkeley) Experimentation and the Returns to Entrepreneurship Adam
17th Frederic Koessler (Paris School of Economics) Certifiable Pre-Play Communication: Full Disclosure (with Jeanne Hagenbach and Eduardo Perez-Richet) - Slides Strausz

24th

Gerd Mühlheußer (Uni Hamburg) The Impact of Managerial Change on Performance. The Role of Team Heterogeneity Strausz
July
1st Jan Boone (Tilburg) Optimal coverage in basic and supplementary health insurance Strausz
8th Günter Strobl (Frankfurt School of Finance&Management) Transparency and Talent Allocation in Money Management Adam

Winter 2012/2013

Date Speaker Topic Host
October      
22nd

Philipp Weinschenk (MPI Bonn)

Reminders, Deadlines, and Incentives: Theory and Field Experiment Salim
29th Francesco Sangiorgi (Stockholm School of Economics) Opacity, Credit Rating Shopping and Bias Adam
November      
5th

Marco Mariotti (University of St Andrews)

Stochastic Choice and Consideration Sets Strausz
19th Iris Kesternich (LMU München) Individual behavior as a causal link between early-life shocks and adult health outcomes: Evidence from hunger episodes in post-WW2 Germany Salim
26th

Ruben Durante (Sciences Po)

Cultural and Political Influence of Non-Informative Media: Evidence from Berlusconi's Rise in Italy Corneo
December      
3rd Tom Noe
(Oxford University)
Blood and Money: Kin Altruism and the Governance of the Family Firm Adam
10th John E. Roemer
(Yale University)
Kantian optimization: An approach to cooperative behavior Corneo
13th (THU) SPECIAL at Freie Universität: Moses Shayo (Hebrew University)

WHERE: Boltzmannstr. 20, Kaminzimmer

TOPIC: Long term savings decisions: Inertia, peer effects and ethnicity.

Corneo
17th Tobias König (Uni Hannover) Public Provision of Private Goods when Status Concerns Matter Corneo

January

     
14th Matthias Dahm (Universitat Rovira i Virgili) On the Optimal Fine for Holding Back Information about Product Risk Bester
21th David Thesmar (HEC Paris) Banks Exposure to Interest Rate Risk and The Transmission of Monetary Policy Adam
28th Konrad Stahl (Uni Mannheim) Strategic Backward Integration Strausz
February      
4th Ken Binmore (UCL)

WZB, Room A310

An Experiment on the Ellsberg Paradox: How Much Ambiguity Aversion?

Strausz

Spring/Summer 2012

Date Speaker  Topic Host
April                 
23rd Stefano Lovo (HEC Paris) Natural Barrier to Entry in the Credit Rating Industry Adam
30th Carlo Scarpa (University of Brescia)

Liberalizing the Gas Industry: Take-or-Pay Contracts, Retail Competition and
Wholesale Trade
(joint with Michele Polo)

Fiocco
May  
7th
 
Leonidas Koutsougeras (University of Manchester) Intermediation Across Markets Antoniou
14th
 
Hans Haller (Virginia Tech) Network Extension Bester
21st
 
Sebastian Kranz (Universität Köln) Renegotiation of Relational Contracts and Hold-Up in Stochastic Games Heidhues
June  
11th
 
Joyee Deb (NYU Stern) Reputation for a Servant of Two Masters Strausz
18th
 
Larry Blume (Cornell University) Network Formation in the Presence of Contagious Risk Strausz

26th

Alessandro Lizzeri (NYU),

R22, Spandauer Str. 1

Government Policy with Time Inconsistent Voters Strausz
July  
2nd
 
Matthias Lang (MPI Bonn) The Fog of Fraud Strausz

 

Winter 2011/2012

 

Date Speaker Topic Host
October                 
17th
 
Martijn Han (Universiteit van Amsterdam) Monitoring Managers Through Corporate Compliance Programs Strausz
24th
 
Peter Esö (Oxford University) Persuasion and Stubbornness in a Dynamic Trading Game Strausz
31st
 

Benny Moldovanu (Bonn University)

Bayesian and dominant strategy implemntation revisited Strausz
November      
7th
 

Luis Vasconcelos (Universidade Nova de Lisboa)

On the trade-off between efficency in job assignment and turnover: The role of break up fees Salim
14th
 

Juan Carlos Carbajal (University of Queensland)

Mechanism Design Without Revenue Equivalence
(with Jeffrey Ely)
Heidhues
21st
 
Fabian Herweg (LMU) "Price Discrimination in Input Markets: Quantity Discounts and Private Information" (joint work with Daniel Müller) Strausz
28th
 

Jose Ramon Uriarte Ayo (Universidad del Pais Vasco)

Doubts and Equilibria Börner
December      
12th
 
Dino Gerardi (Collegio Carlo Alberto) The Role of Commitment in Bilateral Trade Strausz
19th
 
Jacob Goeree (Uni Zürich) A Geometric Approach to Mechanism Design (with Alexey Kushnir) Wolfstetter
January      
2nd Anke Kessler (Simon Frasier University, Vancouver)

"Ideologues: Explaining Partisanship and Persistence in Politics (and Elsewhere)"

with Buehler, Benno

Strausz
9th Felix Vardy (Berkeley) Demand for Slant:  How Abstention Shapes Voters' Choice of News Media. Abstract Münster
16th Felix Bierbrauer (Uni Köln) Mechanism Design and Intentions Strausz
23rd Philipp Kirchner (LSE) "Assortative Matching and the Size of the Firm" joint with Jan Eeckhout Strausz
February      
6th Kai Konrad (MPI München) Evolutionarily stable in-group favoritism and
out-group spite in intergroup conflict
Bester
13th Georg Nöldeke (University of Basel) Stable Marriage and Search Frictions
(with Stephan Lauermann)
Wasser

 

Spring/Summer 2011

 

Date   Speaker Topic Host
April              
11th
 
Eric Avenel (Rennes) Suppliers’' merger and consumers' ’welfare Schmidt
18th
 
Anja Schoettner (Bonn) Wage floors and Optimal Job Design (joint with Jenny Kragl) Salim
25th
 
Holiday - Easter Monday
(Ostermontag)
   
May      
2nd
 
Wendelin Schnedler (University of Heidelberg) Hidden Action, Identification,
and Organization Design
Münster
23rd
 
Daniel Quint (University Wisconsin-Madison) Anglo-Dutch Premium Auctions in 18th-Century Amsterdam Börner
30th
 
Qiang Fu (National University of Singapore) Contests with Endogenous and Stochastic Entry (joint with Qian Jiao and Jingfeng Lu) Münster
June      
6th
 
Tilman Börgers (Michigan) Robust Mechanism Design and Dominant Strategy Voting Rules (joint with Doug Smith) Strausz
20th
 
Sven Feldmann Melbourne Business School Relying on non-selfserving statements: Full information revelation in cheap-talk games with multiple senders Bester
27th
 
Jobst Heitzig (Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research) Contributions to the non-cooperative and cooperative analysis of the emissions game Schmidt
July      
4th
 
Jeanne Hagenbach (CNRS, Ecole Polytechnique) Full Disclosure in Organizations (joint with Frédéric Koessler) Münster

 

Winter 2010/2011

 

Date Speaker Topic Host
October                                                               
18th
 
Tim Salmon (Florida State University)
Change of time: 16:00-17:15
Deferred Compensation Vs. Efficiency Wages: An Experimental Test of Effort Provision and Worker Preferences (joint with David Macpherson and Kislaya Prasad) Kübler
25th
 
David Salant (Toulouse) Sequential Auctions and Auction Design Wolfstetter
November      
1st
 
Luis Cabral (University of Navarra) Aftermarket Power and Basic Market Competition Duso
8th
 
Eyal Winter (Hebrew University) Contracting with Heterogeneous Externalities (joint with Shai Bernstein) Wolfstetter
15th
 
Zvika Neeman (Tel-Aviv University) Prisoner's Dilemma with Talk (joint with Benjamin Bachi and Sambuddha Ghosh) Bester
22nd
 
Thomas Tröger (Mannheim University) Informed-principal Problems in Generalized Private Values Environments (joint with T. Mylovanov) Strausz
29th
 
Lisa Bruttel (University of Konstanz) Taking the initiative. What motivates leaders? (joint with Urs Fischbacher) Kamecke
December      
6th
 
Marc Möller (Madrid Carlos III) Choosing Where to Compete - Theory and Evidence
(joint with Ghazala Azmat)
Strausz
13th
 
Mark Le Quement (Bonn University) Persuasion and rhetorical moderateness Strausz
January      
3rd
 
Daniel Krähmer (Bonn University) Optimal Auction Design with Endogenously Correlated Buyer Types Strausz
10th
 
Konrad Stahl (Mannheim University) ownership and control in a competitive industry Strausz
17th
 
Robert Evans (Cambridge University) Bilateral Trading and Renegotiation (joint with Sönje Reiche) Strausz
24th
 

Mikhail Drugov (Madrid Carlos III)

Intra-Firm Bargaining and Learning in a Market Equilibrium Strausz
31st
 
David Myatt (University of Oxford) On the Rational Choice Theory of Voter Turnout Strausz
February      
7th
 
Carlo Cambini (Politecnico di Torino) Regulatory Independence, Investment and Political
Interference: Evidence from the EU
(joint with Laura Rondi)
Duso
14th
 
Dezsö Szalay (Bonn University) Regulating a multiproduct and multitype monopolist Strausz

 

SS 2010 

 

Date Speaker Topic Host
April                
19th
 
Tymon Tatur (Bonn University) Evolution with Endogenous Experimentation Rates Strausz
26th
 
Eugen Kovac (Bonn University) Reversibility in Dynamic Coordination Problems Schmidt
May      
3rd
 
Martin Cripps (UCL) Common Learning and Time Dependence
(joint with Jeff Ely, George Mailath and Larry Samuelson)
Strausz
10th
 
Kjell Nyborg (University of Zürich) Bank bailout menus (joint with Sudipto Bhattacharya) Wolfstetter
17th
 
Jose Moraga Gonzales (University of Groningen) Do Firms Sell Forward for Strategic Reasons?
An Application to the Wholesale Market for Natural Gas
(joint with Remco van Eijkel)
Wolfstetter
24th
 
Holiday- Pentecost Monday (Pfingstmontag)    
31st
 
Mark Armstrong (UCL)
 
Exploding Offers and Buy-Now Discounts
(joint with Jidong Zhou)
Strausz
June      
7th
 
Flavio Toxvaerd (University of Cambridge) "The Economics of Infectious Disease" Duso
14th
 
Petra Nieken (Bonn University) Risk Taking and Investing in Electoral Competition (joint with Matthias Kräkel and Judith Przemec) Münster
21st
 
Carsten Krabbe Nielsen (Universita Cattolica Milano) Rational Overconfidence and Social Security   Wolfstetter
28th
 
Nicholas Klein (Munich Graduate School of Economics) The Importance of Being Honest   Wolfstetter
July      
5th
 
Joseph A. Clougherty (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) International Standards and International Trade: Empirical Evidence from ISO 9000 Diffusion (joint with Michal Grajek) Duso
12th Andras Niedermayer (Mannheim University) Career Concerns and Career Choice (joint with Marc Blatter) Salim
       

 

 back to main page