The Fourth Bounded Rationality in Choice Conference (BRIC4)

June 10th – June 11th, 2016
Kellogg School of Management, Evanston, IL 

(Directions to the Jacobs Center)

(Directions to the Allen Center)

The fourth annual Bounded Rationality in Choice (BRIC) Conference will take place at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, on June 10th and June 11th, 2016.

Registration: Please use this link to register to the conference. (There is no registration fee.)

Breakfast and lunch will be provided on the days of the conference, and there will be a conference dinner on June 10th. Unfortunately, we will not be able to cover travel expenses or hotel stays.

We have reserved a block of rooms at a group rate at the Hilton Orrington in Evanston for the nights of June 9th, 10th, and 11th. The hotel is a few minutes walk from campus. In order to receive the group rate, please reserve your room no later than May 10th by calling Hilton Central Reservations at 1-800-HILTONS (1-800-445-8667) and mentioning that you are with the “Bounded Rationality in Choice” group. You may also reserve a room on their webpage, selecting "MORE OPTIONS", then "Add special rate codes", and entering BRC in the "Group code" box.

We look forward to welcoming you at Northwestern!

Daniel Martin,
Yuval Salant,


The program committee comprises Jose Apesteguia, Miguel Ballester, Andrew Caplin, Marco Mariotti, Paola Manzini, Daniel Martin, Yusufcan Masatlioglu, Efe Ok, Ariel Rubinstein, and Yuval Salant.

Friday, June 10

Jacobs Center, 2001 Sheridan Road, Room 276, Evanston, IL 60208

8:00-8:30         Registration, Coffee and Continental Breakfast
8:30-8:45         Opening Remarks

Session I: Dual Thinking
8:45-9:15         Paola Manzini and Marco Mariotti*: The Dual Random Utility Model
9:15-9:45         Francesco Cerigioni*: Dual Decision Processes: Retrieving Preferences when some Choices are Intuitive
9:45-10:15       Judd Kessler, Hannu Kivimaki and Muriel Niederle*: Thinking fast and Slow - Generosity over time

10:15-10:45     Coffee Break

Session II: Bounded Rationality in Games

10:45-11:15     Yuval Salant* and Joshua Cherry: Statistical Inference in Games
11:15-11:45     Amanda Friedenberg, Willemien Kets* and Terri Kneeland: Cognition and Rationality
11:45-12:15     David Gill* and Victoria Prowse: Cognitive Ability, Character Skills, and Learning to Play Equilibrium:
                           A Level-k Analysis

12:15-1:30       Conference Lunch, Allen Center

Session III: Time Considerations
1:30-2:00       David Dillenberger, R. Vijay Krishna and Philipp Sadowski*: Subjective Dynamic Information Constraints
2:00-2:30       Daniele Pennesi*: Temptation, Self-control and the Cost of Time
2:30-3:00       David Freeman*: Revealing Sophistication and Naivete from Procrastination

3:00-3:30       Coffee Break

Session IV: Bounded Rationality and Complexity
3:30-4:00        Andrew Ellis* and Michele Piccione: Complexity, Correlation and Choice
4:00-4:30        Leandro Carvalho* and Dan Silverman: Complexity and Sophistication
4:30-5:00        Shengwu Li*: Obviously Strategy-Proof Mechanisms

6:30                 Conference Dinner, Farmhouse, 703 Church, Evanston, IL

Saturday, June 11

Allen Center, 2169 Campus Drive, Room 223, Evanston, IL 60208

8:15-8:45       Coffee and Continental Breakfast, Oscar Mayer Lounge

Session I: Bounded Rationality in Markets
8:45-9:15        David Dranove, Christopher Ody and Mark Satterthwaite*:    Bargaining Foresight in Hospital Markets
9:15-9:45        Doron Ravid*: Bargaining with Rational Inattention
9:45-10:15      Georgios Gerasimou* and Mauro Papi: Oligopolistic Competition with Choice-Overloaded Consumers

10:15-10:45    Coffee Break, Oscar Mayer Lounge

Session II: Information Acquisition

10:45-11:15   Kevin Cooke*: Preference Discovery and Experimentation
11:15-11:45   Sen Geng, Leonardo Pejsachowicz and Michael Richter*: Saliency and Focusing
11:45-12:15   Yusufcan Masatlioglu, Yesim Orhunz and Collin Raymond*: Preferences for Non-Instrumental Information
                         and Skewness

12:15-1:30     Conference Lunch, Allen Center

Session III: Stochastic Choice and Perception
1:30-2:00       David Ahn, Federico Echenique and Kota Saito*: Average Choice
2:00-2:30       Olivier Gossner and Jakub Steiner*: Illusion of Control and Related Perception Biases

2:30-3:00       Coffee Break, Oscar Mayer Lounge

Session IV: Dynamics
3:00-3:30       David Dillenberger, Daniel Gottlieb and Pietro Ortoleva*: On Time and Risk
3:30-4:00       Shaowei Ke*: A Dynamic Model of Mistakes
4:00-4:30       Xavier Gabaix*: Behavioral Macroeconomics via Sparse Dynamic Programming

4:30-4:40       Closing Remarks

* denotes the planned presenter

Past Conferences 

BRIC1 (University of St. Andrews 2013)
BRIC2 (Barcelona GSE 2014)
BRIC3 (New York University 2015)