Fifty economists will meet for two weeks from 30 June to the 11 July at the Studienzentrum Gerzensee in Switzerland. The Symposium is organized by CEPR jointly with the Studienzentrum, a foundation of the Swiss National Bank. The focal points of the meeting are a small number of special workshops which determine the broad themes of the meeting
At ESSET 2008, there will be two half-day workshops, one each week. The workshops in the first week will be on Communication and Decisions in Organizations organized by Luis Garicano. In the second week the workshops will be on Contracts and Rationality organized by Patrick Bolton.
In addition to the workshops there will be a number of small seminars. Typically, when no workshop is scheduled for the day, a 'compulsory' seminar in the morning and an 'optional' evening seminar will be held. Note that there are no seminars over the middle weekend. This 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 his/her interest in or contribution to this year's themes, the smaller seminars need not fall under one of the four headings.