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These seminars are held on Thursdays in term time at 15:30-17:00 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 Annie-Rose Nicholas.

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Thursday  12 November 2020  15:30 - 17:00

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Mihai Manea (Stonybrook)

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Thursday  12 November 2020  15:30 - 17:00

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Mihai Manea (Stonybrook)

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Thursday  19 November 2020  15:30 - 17:00

Behavioural Neural Networks

Chen Zhao (The University of Hong Kong)

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Thursday  26 November 2020  15:30 - 17:00

The Behavioral SIR Model, with Applications to the Swine Flu and COVID-19 Pandemic

Lones Smith (University of Michigan) , joint with Jussi Keppo and Marianna Kudlyak and Elena Quercioli and Andrea Wilson

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Thursday  03 December 2020  15:30 - 17:00

Robust Monopoly Regulation

Yingi Guo (Northwestern University)

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We study the regulation of a monopolistic firm using a non-Bayesian approach. We derive the policy that minimizes the regulator’s worst-case regret, where regret is the difference between the regulator’s complete-information payoff and his realized payoff. When the regulator’s payoff is consumers’ surplus, he imposes a price cap. When his payoff is the total surplus of both consumers and the firm, he offers a capped piece-rate subsidy. For intermediate cases, the regulator uses both a price cap and a capped piece-rate subsidy. The optimal policy balances three goals: giving more surplus to consumers, mitigating underproduction, and mitigating overproduction.


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Thursday  10 December 2020  15:30 - 17:00

The Price of Data

Jacopo Perego (Columbia Business School) , joint with Simone Galperti and Aleksanr Levkun

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