European Summer Symposium in Economic Theory 2019

 

European Summer Symposium in Economic Theory (ESSET) 2019

Hosted by the Study Center Gerzensee

(Foundation of the Swiss National Bank)

Gerzensee, Switzerland

Monday 1 July - Friday 12 July 2019

 

 

ESSET 2019 will be devoted to "Advances in Behavioral Theory", and "Information, Learning, and Markets".

Focus sessions in the first week (1 – 5 July) will be organised by Aislinn Bohren (Carnegie Mellon University, University of Pennsylvania and CEPR) and Philipp Strack (University of California, Berkeley and CEPR) around the theme of ‘Advances in Behavioral Theory’. 
Focus session speakers confirmed for the first week are: Mira Frick (Yale University), Daniel Gottlieb (Washington University in St. Louis), Yusufcan Masatlioglu (University of Maryland) with more to be announced.

Focus sessions in the second week (8 - 12 July) will be organised by Yeon-Koo Che (Columbia University) and Johannes Hoerner (University of Yale) around the theme of ‘Information, Learning, and Markets’. 
Focus session speakers confirmed for the second week include: Alessandro Bonatti (MIT Sloan and CEPR), Hugo Hopenhayn (UCLA), George Mailath (University of Pennsylvania), Ilya Segal (Stanford University), Nicolas Vieille (HEC School of Management) with more to be announced.

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.

About ESSET (also see: www.cepr.org/esset

Every 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:

2018Markets for Information (Yeon-Koo Che, Bruno Jullien, Emir Kamenica, Alessandro Pavan, Mike Riordan, and Andy Skrzypacz).

Misspecified Models (Sylvain Chassang, Botond Köszegi, George Mailath, Larry Samuelson and Ran Spiegler)

2017Coordination, Communication, and Attention (Laura Doval, Simone Galperti, Marco LiCalzi, Alessandro Pavan, Joel Sobel, Dezsö Szalay and Ming Yang)

An Economic Perspective on the Design and Analysis of Experiments (Abhijit Banerjee, Sylvain Chassang, Gilles Chemla, Margaret Meyer, Peter Norman Sørensen and Aleksey Tetenov)

2016Developments in Mechanism Design (Dirk Bergemann, Stephen Morris, Marek Pycia, Tomasz Sadzik and Xavier Vives)

Games and Contracts: A Dynamic Perspective (Martin William Cripps, Johannes Hörner, Larry Samuelson, Ennio Stacchetti

2015Persuasion and Information Acquisition (Alessandro Bonatti, Péter Esö, Emir Kamenica, Eduardo Perez-Richet, Joel Sobel and Dezsö Szalay)

Reviews and Feedback Mechanisms (Gabrielle Demange, Johannes Hörner, Dina Mayzlin, Marco Ottaviani, Motty Perry and Steve Tadelis). 

ESSET 2019 Organisers:
Andrea Prat (Columbia University and CEPR), Dezsö Szalay (University of Bonn and CEPR)
Week 1: Aislinn Bohren (Carnegie Mellon University, University of Pennsylvania and CEPR) and Philipp Strack (University of California, Berkeley and CEPR)
Week 2: Yeon-Koo Che (Columbia University) and Johannes Hoerner (University of Yale)

Standing organising committee for ESSET
Chair: Dezsö Szalay (University of Bonn and CEPR)
Aislinn Bohren (Carnegie Mellon University, University of Pennsylvania and CEPR)
Sylvain Chassang (New York University)
Johannes Hörner (Yale University and CEPR)
Emir Kamenica (University of Chicago)
Margaret Meyer (Oxford University and CEPR)
Stephen Morris (Princeton University)
Dirk Niepelt (Study Center Gerzensee and CEPR)
Pietro Ortoleva (Princeton University)
Marco Ottaviani (Bocconi University and CEPR)
Andrea Prat (Columbia University and CEPR)
Joel Sobel (UCSD)
Xavier Vives (IESE Business School, Barcelona and CEPR)
Lucy White (Boston University and CEPR).