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Bay Area Behavioral and Experimental Economics Workshop

(BABEEW)

May 4-5, 2012. Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University


Friday, May 4th

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Breakfast

9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Dean's Welcome

9:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Plenary Session

Hersh Shefrin: Behavioral Finance and the Pricing Kernel Puzzle: Estimating Sentiment, Risk Aversion, and Time Preference

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Break

10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Parallel Session 1

1A: Financial Decisions

Guerrero: Does Experiencing a Market Crash Make All the Difference? An Experiment on the Depression Babies Hypothesis
Motika: Knowledge and Planning in Saving Choices
Rabanal: The Strategic Decision to Default with Presence of Neighbor Effects

1B: Labor Markets

Acquisti: An Experiment in Hiring Discrimination via Online Social Networks
Gee: Getting a Job From a Friend: Weak Ties on Facebook's Social Network
Yannelis: Indiscriminate Discrimination : A Correspondence Test for Ethnic Homophily in the Chicago Labor Market

11:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Break
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Parallel Session 2

2A: Expectations

Cardella: Strategic Guilt Induction Stone: Measurement Error and the Hot Hand
Tasoff: Everyone Believes in Redemption: Overoptimism and Nudges

2B: Games

Fragiadakis: Identifying Predictable Players
Shafran: Spatial Externalities in Interdependent Security Games
Silvestre: Embedding choices and risk aversion

12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Lunch
1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Walking Tour

History of Santa Clara: Professor George Giacomini

2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Plenary Session

Meir Statman: A behavioral asset pricing model with social responsibility factors

2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m
. Break
3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Parallel Session 3 Session

3A: Gender and Social Preferences

Kamas: Can Social Preferences Explain Gender Differences in Economic Behavior?
Visser: Gender, sexual identity, and altruism

Session 3B: Auctions

Caldara: Bidding Behavior in Pay-to-Bid Auctions: An Experimental Study
Griffin: Bidder Behavior in a First-Price Sealed Bid Auction for Multiple Common Value Goods with Endogenous Entry

3:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Break

4:00 p.m. – 5:20 p.m. Parallel Session 4

Session 4A: Social Identity

Mozumder: Status, Risk, and Catching Up
Sheremeta: Facing Your Opponents: Social Identification and Information Feedback in Contests
Viotti: Does Self-Deceptive Enhancement Affect Attitudes Toward Inequality?
Zhang: The Unfavored Group Favors the Group Less: Social Identity in Dictators Games among Migrant Workers in China

4B: Field Experiments in Developing Countries

Callen: Violent Trauma and Risk Preference: Artefactual and Experimental Evidence from Afghanistan
Cassar: Institutions, Culture and Economic Exchange: Experimental Evidence from Italy and Kosovo on the Causal Effect of Legal Institutions
Lybbert: Targeting Technology to Reduce Poverty & Conserve Resources: Experimental Delivery of Laser Land Leveling to Farmers in Uttar Pradesh, India
Petraud: Understanding crop insurance demand in developing countries: Experimental evidence from behavioral games in Peru.

5:20 p.m. – 5:35 p.m. Break

5:35 p.m. – 6:20 p.m. Plenary Session

John Morgan
: Testing the CNBC Effect: Behavioral Impacts of Public Information

6:20 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Drinks and Appetizers Nobili Hall Porch
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 pm Dinner Saturday. Nobili Hall Dining Room


May 5th

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Plenary Session

Charles Holt: A Multi-site Attacker Defender Game with Value Disparities

9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Break

10:00 a.m. – 11:20 a.m. Parallel Session 5

Session 5A: Charitable Giving

Armantier: Rob Peter to Pay Paul, Are Charitable Contributions Substitutes?
Exley: Volunteer Behavior: The Downside of Good Reputations and Incentives
Rao: Avoiding The Ask: A Field Experiment on Altruism, Empathy, and Charitable Giving
Stoian: Dishonesty and Charitable Behavior Session

5B: Happiness

Foldvary: A Theory of Utopian Behavioral Economics
Ifcher: A Bundle of Joy: Does Parenting Really Make Us Miserable
Szembrot: Beyond Happiness and Satisfaction: Towards National Well-being Indices Based on Stated Preference
Zarghamee: TBA

11:20 a.m. – 11:35 a.m. Break
11:35 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. Parallel Session 6

Session 6A: Cheap Talk

Shahriar: When Does Cheap-Talk (Fail to) Increase Efficient Coordination? Experimental Evidence
Wang: Experimental Implementations and Robustness of Fully Revealing Equilibria in Multidimensional Cheap Talk


Session 6B: Experimental Macroeconomics

Magnani: Time versus State Dependence in Laboratory Ss Pricing Games
Petersen: Nonneutrality of Money, Preferences, and Expectations in Laboratory New Keynesian Economies


12:20 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Lunch

1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Plenary Session

David Reilly: Location, Location, Location: Proximity and Repetition Increase Effectiveness of Display Ads in Controlled Experiments

2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m
. Break
2:30 p.m. – 3:50 p.m. Parallel Session 7

7A: Social Preferences

Jamison: Endogenous Public Goods Institutions: Who Likes to Punish?
Myung: Competition and Public Goods of the Ultimatum Game
Sadrieh: Concurrence of Pro-Social and Anti-Social Preferences
Taubinsky: Social Pressure and Pro-Social Acts: Theory and Experiments

7B: Field Experiments in Developing Countries

Callen: Violent Trauma and Risk Preference: Artefactual and Experimental Evidence from Afghanistan
Cassar: Institutions, Culture and Economic Exchange: Experimental Evidence from Italy and Kosovo on the Causal Effect of Legal Institutions
Lybbert: Targeting Technology to Reduce Poverty & Conserve Resources: Experimental Delivery of Laser Land Leveling to Farmers in Uttar Pradesh, India
Petraud: Understanding crop insurance demand in developing countries: Experimental evidence from behavioral games in Peru.

3:35 p.m. – 3:50 p.m. Break
3:50 p.m. – 4:35 p.m. Plenary Session

Muriel Niederle: Gender, competition and career choices

4:35 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Wrap-up
 
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