European Summer Symposium in Economic Theory (ESSET) 2015

 

 

 

 

    European Summer Symposium in Economic Theory (ESSET) 2015

Generously hosted by the Study Center Gerzensee

Monday 29 June - Friday 10 July 2015

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ESSET 2015 will be devoted to ‘Persuasion and Information Acquisition’, and Reviews and Feedback mechanisms’.

Focus sessions in the first week (29 June - 3 July) will be organised by Emir Kamenica (University of Chicago) and Dezsö Szalay (University of Bonn and CEPR) around the theme of ‘Persuasion and Information Acquisition’ and will involve (as well as the organisers) Alessandro Bonatti (MIT Sloan School of Management and CEPR), Péter Esö (University of Oxford),

Focus sessions in the second week (6 - 10 July) will be organised by Marco Ottaviani (Bocconi University and CEPR) and Steve Tadelis (University of California, Berkeley) around the theme of ‘Reviews and Feedback mechanisms’ and will include Gabrielle Demange (Paris School of Economics and CEPR), Johannes Hörner (Yale University and CEPR) and Motty Perry (University of Warwick).

Each year since 1992, ESSET has brought together fifty economists for two weeks at the Study Center Gerzensee in Switzerland. The Symposium is organised by CEPR jointly with the Study Center Gerzensee, a foundation of the Swiss National Bank. Each year, the focal points of ESSET are a small number of special workshops that determine the broad themes of the symposium. In recent years, the workshops have been on:

2014:    Law and Economics (Patrick Bolton, Ronald Gilson, Jeffrey Gordon, Gillian Hadfield, Henry Hansmann and Charles Sabel)

Attention (Andy Caplin, Geoffroy de Clippel, Kfir Eliaz, Xavier Gabaix, Yusufcan Masatlioglu, Filip Matejka, Alessandro Pavan, Kareen Rozen, and Josh Schwartzstein)

2013:   Macroeconomic Theory (Elias Albagli, Klaus Adam, Marios Angeletos, Paul Beaudry, Christian Hellwig, Xavier Vives and Mirko Wiederholt)

Behavioral Mechanism Design (Geoffroy de Clippel, Jeff Ely, Philippe Jehiel, Nick Netzer, Ariel Rubinstein, Rani Spiegler and Yuval Salant)

2012:    Matching (Qingmin Liu, Benny Moldovanu, Hector Chade and Georg Nöldeke)

Communication and Information (Willie Fuchs, Johannes Hörner, In-Uck Park, and Moritz Meyer-ter-Vehn)

2011:    Asset Pricing, Financial Stability, and the Crisis (Patrick Bolton and Xavier Vives)

Financial Intermediation, Regulation and the Crisis (Margaret Meyer)

In addition to the focus sessions there will be a number of additional seminars. Typically, when no focus session is scheduled for the day, a 'compulsory' seminar or two in the morning and parallel evening seminars will be held. This schedule should give participants plenty of spare time to interact and collaborate with one another, and to pursue their own research. Although most invitees have been selected on the basis of their interest in this year's themes, the additional seminars need not strictly fall under one of these headings.

 

ESSET 2015 Organisers:
Emir Kamenica (University of Chicago)
Marco Ottaviani (Bocconi University and CEPR)
Dezsö Szalay (University of Bonn and CEPR)
Steve Tadelis (University of California, Berkeley)

Standing organising committee for ESSET:
Chair: Dezsö Szalay (University of Bonn and CEPR)
Jan Eeckhout (Universitat Pompeu Fabra and CEPR)
Leonardo Felli (London School of Economics and CEPR)
Christian Hellwig (Toulouse School of Economics and CEPR)
Matthew Jackson (Stanford University)
Margaret Meyer (Oxford University and CEPR)
Dirk Niepelt (Study Center Gerzensee and CEPR)
Marco Ottaviani (Bocconi University and CEPR)
Andrea Prat (Columbia University and CEPR)
Sven Rady (University of Bonn and CEPR)
Patrick Rey (Toulouse School of Economics and CEPR)
Rani Spiegler (Tel Aviv University, University College London and CEPR)
Juuso Välimäki (Aalto University and CEPR)
Timothy Van Zandt (INSEAD and CEPR)
Xavier Vives (IESE Business School, Barcelona and CEPR)
Lucy White (Harvard Business School and CEPR)