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First Economic Theory Workshop

Workshop date
Wed, 26 March 2014 to Thu, 27 March 2014
Workshop location
Townhouse Hotel, Cape Town

Keynote Speaker: Professor Frank Riedel (University of Bielefeld, Germany)

Aim:  The workshop aims at bringing together SA-based economists who care about the theoretical foundations of their work (irrespective of the specific topics they are working on).  The structure of the workshop offers the opportunities to (a) learn from the presentations of the internationally recognized keynote speaker, (b) to get exposure to comments and suggestions from peers through presentations, (c) to gain experience as a discussant.

Keynote speaker:  Prof. Riedel is the Director of the Center for Mathematical Economics at Bielefeld University. He has published in the leading Econ Theory journals (Econometrica, JET, GEB) and he serves as an Associate Editor for, e.g., Economic Theory and the Journal of Mathematical Economics. In a recent book he investigates the role of economists and mathematicians in the latest financial crisis.

Participants:  In addition to the already confirmed presenters, we have space for two more presentations. Any participant who is interested in presenting his/her work should submit a readable working paper by 14 February 2014 to [email protected] and copy [email protected]

The number of participants will be limited to 10-15 delegates. Every participant is required to serve as a discussant for a topic assigned to him/her.

Funding: ERSA will cover travel and accommodation expenses for participants from out of Cape Town.  Places are limited and funding to attend the workshop is entirely at the discretion of the workshop organizers.

Financial support for private-sector participants is conditional on their active participation and once again at the discretion of the workshop organizers.

Workshop papers
An Agent Based model of Banking Regulation
The Dynamics of Projecting Confidence in Decision Making
Psychological versus Economic Models of Bounded Rationality
Ehrlich-Becker Banking with Financial Intermediation and Systemic Risk
The Interrelationship between the Non-Existence of Stationary Sunsport Equilibria and Stationary Equilibria
Intertemporal equilibria with Knightian Uncertainty