Seminars

Upcoming Seminars

  • Alex Frankel

    Apr 16, 2014

    Strategy Seminar

    Chicago Booth
    "Muddled Information" (joint with Navin Kartik at Columbia University)
    1:30-3:00 p.m. Jacobs Center Room 619

    Abstract: We introduce a model of signaling in which agents are heterogeneous on two dimensions. The first is the natural action: the action taken in the absence of signaling concerns. The second is gaming ability: a parameter for the costs of increasing actions beyond the natural level. Agents’ equilibrium actions “muddle” together information about both dimensions. As incentives to take higher actions increase—due to higher stakes or more easily manipulated signaling technology—more information is revealed about gaming ability, and less about their natural actions. Our analysis points to a tradeoff when observers are interested in agents’ natural actions. Making actions observable to a larger market gives new observers better information, but also raises agents’ incentives to take higher actions. Hence, the information about agents’ natural actions is further muddled for existing observers. We discuss applications to signaling in credit scoring, school testing, and web search.

  • Jon Levin

    Apr 22, 2014

    Strategy Seminar

    Stanford
    "Can Healthcare Competition Work? Evidence from the US Medicare Advantage Program"
    NEW DAY - THIS WEEK ONLY:  Tuesday, April 22
    1:30-3:00 p.m. Jacobs Center Room 619

  • Thomas Lemieux

    Apr 30, 2014

    Strategy Seminar

    University of British Columbia
    "Performance Pay and Earnings Dynamics"
    1:30-3:00 p.m. Jacobs Center Room 619

  • Mar Reguant

    May 07, 2014

    Strategy Seminar

    Stanford GSB
    TBA
    1:30-3:00 p.m. Jacobs Center Room 619

  • Jim Malcomson

    May 14, 2014

    Strategy Seminar

    Oxford
    TBA
    1:30-3:00 p.m. Jacobs Center Room 619

  • Matthew Notowidigdo

    May 21, 2014

    Strategy Seminar

    Chicago Booth
    TBA
    1:30-3:00 p.m. Jacobs Center Room 619

  • Mirko Draca

    May 28, 2014

    Strategy Seminar

    Warwick
    "The Changing Returns to Crime: How Do Criminals Respond to Changes in Goods Prices?"
    1:30-3:00 p.m. Jacobs Center Room 619

  • Jon Kolstad

    Jun 04, 2014

    Strategy Seminar

    Wharton
    TBA
    1:30-3:00 p.m. Jacobs Center Room 619