Attentional and Perceptual Foundations of Economic Behavior

The Sloan-Nomis 2018 Workshop on Attention and Choice – Program

The workshop will consist of eight 1-hour-45-minute sessions. In each session, two main presenters will speak for 35 minutes each. A commentator will then offer synthesizing remarks about the theme of the session (20 minutes), and the remaining 15 minutes are left for audience discussion.

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Friday, February 23

8.00 – 8.30 Continental Breakfast/Registration
8.30 – 10.15 Session 1: Efficient Allocation of Finite Cognitive Resources

Speakers:      Andrew Caplin (New York University) and
Alan Stocker (University of Pennsylvania)

Discussant:    Weiji Ma (New York University)

10.15 – 10.45 Coffee Break
10.45 – 12.30 Session 2: Dynamic Models of Evidence Accumulation and Stochastic Choice

Speakers:      Michael Woodford (Columbia University) and
Michael Shadlen (Columbia University)

Discussant:    Antonio Rangel (California Institute of Technology)

12.30 – 1.30 Light lunch
1.30 – 3.15 Session 1: Effects of Salience on Attention Allocation and Choice

Speakers:      Andrei Shleifer (Harvard University) and
Milica Mormann (Southern Methodist University)

Discussant:    Colin Camerer (California Institute of Technology)

3.15 – 3.45 Coffee Break
3.45 – 5.30 Session 2: Attentional Rationales for Behavioral Phenomena

Speakers:      Ernst Fehr (University of Zurich) and
Tom Griffiths (University of California at Berkeley)

Discussant:    Ryan Webb (University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management)

 

 Saturday, February 24

8.00 – 8.30 Continental Breakfast
8.30 – 10.15 Session 1:     Methods for Measuring Attention

Speakers:      Andrew Schotter (New York University) and
Marisa Carrasco (New York University)

Discussant:    Eric Johnson (Columbia University)

10.15 – 10.45 Coffee Break
10.45 – 12.30 Session 2: Learning from Personal Experience

Speakers:      Ulrike Malmendier (University of California at Berkeley) and
Martha Farah (University of Pennsylvania)

Discussant:    David Redish (University of Minnesota)

12.30 – 1.30 Light lunch
1.30 – 3.15 Session 1: Bounded Rationality and Intertemporal Choice

Speakers:      Peter Dayan (University College London) and
Xavier Gabaix (New York University)

Discussant:    Drew Fudenberg (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

3.15 – 3.45 Coffee Break
3.45 – 5.30 Session 2: Utility of Attention

Speakers:      George Loewenstein (Carnegie Mellon University) and
Jackie Gottlieb (Columbia University)

Discussant:    Jeff Ely (Northwestern University)

5:30 Conference Adjourns