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These seminars are held on Thursdays in term time at 16:00-17:30 in room 32L 3.05 (3rd floor, 32 Lincolns Inn Fields, London), unless specified otherwise. 

Entry is on a first-come first-served basis. No registration is required but places are limited. 

Seminar organisers: Dr Andrew Ellis and Dr Francesco Nava

For further information please contact Jane Dickson.

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Thursday  23 February 2017  16:00 - 17:30

A Theory of Small Campaign Contributions

Laurent Bouton (Georgetown University) , joint with Micael Castanheira and Allan Drazen

32L 3.05, 3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH
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Thursday  02 March 2017  16:00 - 17:30

Search: Breadth vs Depth

Michael Richter (Royal Holloway)

We consider a fundamental trade-off in search: when choosing between multiple unknown alternatives, is it better to learn a little about all of them (breadth) or a lot about a single one (depth)? Generally, we find that breadth is optimal for “small” problems and that depth is optimal for “large” ones. We find that in a political setting where voters learn about candidates and find a rational justification for the stylized fact that voters tend to learn only about their preferred candidate. Finally, we consider extensions to fat-tails, correlation, and a strategic IO setting and find that in all extensions, breadth is superior.


32L 3.05, 3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH
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Thursday  09 March 2017  16:00 - 17:30

Rational Inattention Dynamics: Inertia and Delay in Decision-Making

Colin Stewart (Toronto University) , joint with Jakub Steiner and Filip Matějka

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Thursday  16 March 2017  16:00 - 17:30

Deliberately Stochastic

Pietro Ortoleva (Columbia University) , joint with Simone Cerreia-Vioglio, David Dillenberger and Gil Riella

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Thursday  23 March 2017  16:00 - 17:30

Crises: Equilibrium Shifts and Large Shocks

Stephen Morris (Princeton University) , joint with Muhamet Yildiz

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32L 3.05, 3rd Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH