Events Calendar

February 2016

Wednesday, 10 Feb 2016

  • Wed, Feb 10, 2016 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    368A Heady Hall

    Advanced Analytics and the Financial Industry
    Info sharing session about employment opportunities for M.S. and Ph.D. students in quantitative fields of study
    Feb. 10
    7:00-8:30 pm
    368A Heady Hall

Wednesday, 17 Feb 2016

  • Wed, Feb 17, 2016 3:40 pm - 5:00 pm
    368A Heady Hall

    Jonathan Weinstein (Washington University)
    The Effect of Changes in Risk Attitude on Strategic Behavior

    Abstract: We study families of normal-form games with fixed preferences over pure action profiles but varied preferences over lotteries. That is, we subject players' utilities to monotone but non-linear transformations and examine changes in the rationalizable set and set of equilibria. Among our results: The rationalizable set always grows under concave transformations (risk aversion) and shrinks under convex transformations (risk love). The rationalizable set reaches an upper bound under extreme risk aversion, and lower bound under risk love, and both of these bounds are characterized by elimination processes. For generic two-player games, under extreme risk love or aversion, all Nash equilibria are close to pure and the limiting set of equilibria can be described using preferences over pure action profiles; under extreme risk love, all rationalizable actions are played in some equilibrium.

Monday, 22 Feb 2016

Wednesday, 24 Feb 2016

  • Wed, Feb 24, 2016 3:40 pm - 5:00 pm
    368A Heady Hall

     Nick Kuminoff  (Arizona State University)

Friday, 26 Feb 2016

  • Fri, Feb 26, 2016 3:40 pm - 5:00 pm
    368A Heady Hall

    Alex Hollingsworth (Indiana University, SPEA)

    Retail Health Clinics:  Endogenous Location Choice and Hospital Emergency Room Use

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