Economic Theory Seminars Fall 2005

Wednesdays, 4:10-5:30 pm (unless otherwise specified) Sproul Hall 2206 Questions? Contact Taradas Bandyopadhyay .

When available, the papers may be downloaded as pdf files, which can be read or printed using the Acrobat Reader.

10/5/2005* David Miller UC San Diego The dynamic cost of ex post incentive compatibility in repeated games of private information

Ratifiability of Efficient Collusive mechanisms in Second-Price Auctions with Participation Costs

*NOTE:(with Okan Yilankaya)

10/12/2005* Tan Guofu USC

*NOTE: (with Ken Hendricks and Robert Porter)

Bidding Rings and Winner’s Curse
10/19/2005 Cheng-Zhong Qin UC Santa Barbara Bid and Guess: A Nested Mechanism for King Solomon’s Dilemma
10/26/2005 Philip Babcock UCR Bowling Alone, Revisited: Social Capital and Skill Acquisition
11/2/2005 William Branch UC Irvine Model Uncertainty and Endogenous Volatility (Co-authored with George Evans)
11/9/2005 Joseph Wang California Institute of Technology Is Last Minute Bidding Bad?
11/16/2005 Prasanta Pattanaik UCR Individual rights and liberties in welfare economics: A re-examination
11/30/2005 Rajat Deb Southern Methodist University The Proportionality Principle, the Shapley Value and the Assignment of Heterogeneous objects
12/7/2005 TBA TBA