4 - 5 June 2010

Biases in Markets


Conference Opening

1. Session: Financial Markets

David Laibson: "Natural Forecasting, Asset Pricing, and Macroeconomic Dynamics"
Lorenz Götte: "Sustainable Homeownership and Numerical Ability"

2. Session: Limited Attention

Kfir Eliaz: "On the Strategic Use of Attention Grabbers"
Justin Sydnor: "Heuristic Thinking and Limited Attention in the Car Market"

3. Session: Risk Attitudes

Fabian Herweg: "Uncertain Demand, Consumer Loss Aversion, and Flat-Rate Tariffs"
Jim Andreoni: "Uncertainty Equivalents: Linear Tests of the Independence Axiom"

Conference Dinner

4. Session: Preferences

Klaus Schmidt: "Social Preferences and Competition"
Leeat Yariv: "Gender and Racial Biases: Evidence from Child Adoption"

5. Session: Mental Accounting

Johannes Abeler: "Fungibility, Labels, and Consumption"
Jean-Robert Tyran: "Money Illusion and Nominal Inertia in Experimental Asset Markets" 

6. Session: Bankruptcy and Large Numbers

Paige Skiba: "The Ticket to Easy Street? The Financial Consequences of Winning the Lottery"
Matthew Rabin: "A Model of Non-Belief in the Law of Large Numbers"

Informal Dinner