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The Centre for Mathematical and Theoretical Economics (MATE)

The Centre for Mathematical and Theoretical Economics (MATE)

“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.

Econ: Michael Mandler, Sophie Bade (deputy director), Francesco Feri, Michael Naef, Michael Richter, Evan Piermont, Philip Neary, Maris Goldmanis, Klaus Ritzberger (director).

Other RHUL: Vadim Shcherbakov (Mathematics), Stefanie Gerke (Mathematics), Gregory Gutin (Computer Science), Iddo Tzameret (Computer Science), Xiao Ling (Management).

All seminars are held online, via Zoom, Thursday afternoons.  To request links, please email the school admin and ask to be put on the mailing list.

  • October 7: Ignacio Esponda (UCSB)
  • October 14: Ran Shorrer (Penn State)
  • October 21: Ludvig Sinander (Oxford)
  • November 18: Rabee Tourky (ANU)
  • November 25: Lones Smith (UW Madison)
  • December 2: R. Vijay Krishna (Florida State)

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