Micro Reading Group

We meet to discuss other people's work and the work of the students. We meet Tuesdays 5.30 pm.

Papers for presentation in the reading group

Here is a list of papers that we might be discussing through the year. It is expected that all of us will have read each paper in advance of the meeting in which that paper is to be discussed.

You are welcome to come up with other papers in your area of interest, but tell me first why they are good to be read together.

If you are looking for additional papers bear in mind that this is a theory reading group. This implies that it should be theory and make sense to read the paper together. In particular, we want to understand these papers (and the mechanics/proofs behind) better by reading them jointly. A good start to look for papers not in the list below are general interest journals or leading theory journals in economics.

Some Papers (in no particular order):

Qingmin Liu, Konrad Mierendorff, Xianwen Shi, and Weijie Zhong, Auctions with Limited Commitment

Matthew Elliott and Ben Golub, A Network Approach to Public Goods 

Matthew Elliott, Ben Golub and Matthew Jackson, Financial Networks and Contagion

Debraj Ray and Rajiv Vohra, "Games of Love and Hate"

Antony Millner, Time consistency and time invariance in collective intertemporal choice

Annie Liang and Xiaosheng Mu, Complementary Information and Learning Traps

Annie Liang, Xiaosheng Mu and Vasilis Syrgkanis, Dynamically Aggregating Diverse Information

Mohammad Akbarpour and Shengwu Li, Credible Auctions: A Trilemma

Elliot Lipnowski and Doron Ravid, Cheap Talk with Transparent Motives

Doron Ravid, Anne-Katrin Roesler and Balazs Szentes, Learning Before Trading: On the Inefficiency of Ignoring Free Information 

Andrew McClellan, Experimentation and Approval Mechanisms

Daniel Clark, Drew Fudenberg and Alex Wolitsky: Steady-State Equilibria in Anonymous Repeated Games, I: Trigger Strategies in General Stage Games  and Steady-State Equilibria in Anonymous Repeated Games, II: Coordination-Proof Strategies in the Prisoner's Dilemma

Alex Wolitsky, Learning from Others' Outcomes

Larry Samuelson and Ennio Stacchetti, "Even Up: Maintaining Relationships."

Motty Perry and Phil Reny, "How to Count Citations if You Must."

Alexander Reffgen and Lars-Gunnar Svensson, "Strategy-proof voting for multiple public goods."

A. Lizzeri and L. Yariv, "Collective Self-Control."

O Compte and P. Jehiel, "The Coalitional Nash Bargaining Solution."

Jon Eguia and Dimitrios Xefteris, Implementation by vote-buying mechanisms

Volker Nocke and Nicolas Schutz, Multiproduct-Firm Oligopoly: An Aggregative GamesApproach

Ron Siegel and Bruno Strulovici, Judicial Mechanisms

Bruno Strulovici and Harry Di Pei, Crime Entanglement, Deterrence, and Witness Credibility

Piotr Dworczak and Alessandro Pavan, Robust Bayesian Persuasion

Branden Daley and Brett Green Bargaining and News

George Georgiadis and Balasz Szentes Optimal Monitoring Design

Yuliy Sannikov and Andy Skrypacz Impossibility of Collusion under Imperfect Monitoring with Flexible Production

Jacopo Perogo and Sevgi Yuksel Media Competition and Social Disagreement

Yeon-Koo Che and Johannes Hoerner Recommender Systems as Mechanisms for Social Learning"

Tilman Boergers and Jingtao Li Strategically Simple Mechanisms

Philippe Aghion, Mathias Dewatripont, Jeremy Stein Academic freedom, private-sector focus, and the process of innovation

Piero Gottardi and Claudio Mezzetti Mediation Design

Jesse Bull and Joel Watson Statistical Evidence and the Problem of Robust Litigation

Nima Haghpanah, Nageeb Ali, Xiao Lin and Ron Siegel How to Sell Hard Information

Kfir Eliaz and Ran Spiegler A Model of Competing Narratives

Jacopo Bizzotto, Jesper Rudiger, and Adrien VigierDynamic Persuasion with Outside Information

Igor Letina and Armin Schmutzler Inducing Variety: A Theory of Innovation COntests

Canice Prendergast Creative Fields

Steve Callander and Niko MatouschekThe Novelty of Innovation: Competition, Disruption, and Antitrust Policy

Li, Hao and We Li Misinformation

Calendar of Presentations