“If you don’t ask a question, data won’t speak!” And - one may add to this bon mot by a wise econometrician - there is little point in asking a question for which the answer is obvious from common sense. Economic theory is about questions regarding social and economic interaction. As a consequence, these questions are often complex and involved. Thus, they call for a precise and often abstract formulation by means of mathematical models. These models provide insights about the structure of interaction and the nature of outcomes. They also supply the framework and the tools for applied empirical analysis. In addition, techniques developed in economic theory are now being widely used in computer science, political science, sociology, finance, marketing, accounting, management, operations research, and law, to name but a few. The Centre for Mathematical and Theoretical Economics (MATE) is our way to reach out to all those who are interested in state-of-the-art economic theory. It provides a platform for engagement across disciplines as well as a great opportunity to learn about the latest research. Interested? Why not join our weekly seminar: Every Thursday, 15:00-16:30, at Horton H321.
- Nov. 12, 9:00-10:00 am: Simon Grant (ANU), "Delegation and Ambiguity in Correlated Equilibrium”
- Nov. 19, 15:00-16:00: Rida Laraki (Liverpool & Paris), "On Sustainable Equilibria"
- Nov. 26, 15:00-16:00: Dimitrios Tsomocos (Oxford), "Optimal Bank Regulation in the Presence of Credit and Run-Risk"
- Dec. 3, 15:00-16:00: Peter Wikman (Toulouse), "Anticipation-dependent preferences"
- Dec. 10, 15:00-16:00: Fei Xu (Umea), "Corruption, the Ability to Pay, and the Cost of Breaking the Law"