Past Conference

Texas Economic Theory Camp

  • Department of Economics, Rice University

  • November 4-6, 2022

The purpose of this conference is to foster interaction among researchers in Texas working on pure and applied theory, and to provide a forum for faculty and PhD students to present their current research. Each participating institution nominates up to three speakers (faculty and PhD students). Any paper (including work in progress) with significant theoretical content (independent of the area of application) is welcome.

Keynote Speaker
  • Leeat Yariv (Princeton University)

  • Several hotels with special Rice rates close to campus can be found here.

Friday, November 4
Time Event Details

Session 1

Santanu Roy (SMU): “Repeated Trading, Transparency and Market Structure”
Rajkamal Vasu (UoH): “Auctions or Negotiations? A Theory of How Firms are Sold”
Pirouz Saboury (UoH): “Financing Repeat Borrowers: Designing Credible Incentives for Today and Tomorrow”


Coffee Break


Session 2

Mingzi Niu (Rice): “Procrastination under Uncertainty”
Rodrigo Velez (TAMU): “Foundations of Empirical Equilibrium"

3:00-3:15pm Coffee Break

Session 3

Yihang Zhou (UT Austin): "Strategic Experimentation with Two-side Uncertainty"
Shouqiang Wang (UT Dallas): “Information Design of a Delegated Search”

5:30pm Reception Kraft Hall 130
Saturday, November 5
Time Event Details
8:30-9:00am Breakfast

Session 4

Thomas Wiseman (UT Austin): “Dynamics and Efficiency in Decentralized Online Auction Markets”
Hyundam Je (TAMU): “Intrinsic Preference for High Cardinality in Informative Signals”
Bo Chen (SMU): “Everybody’s Talkin’ at Me: Levels of Majority Language Acquisition by Minority Language Speakers”

10:30-11:00am Coffee Break
11:00-12:00pm Leeat Yariv (Princeton University): Keynote Lecture
12:00-2:00pm Lunch and Poster Session

Session 5

Valon Vitaku (TAMU): “Salience in Choice under Risk: An Experimental Investigation”
Jean-Baptiste Tondji (UT Rio Grande Valley): “Pollution Control, Technology, and Trees”
Gergely Ujhelyi (UoH): “All the President’s Money: “The Economy in a Hybrid Political Regime”

3:30-4:00pm Coffee Break

Session 6

Svetlana Boyarchenko (UT Austin): “Life cycle of startup financing”
Paul Cheung (UT Dallas): “Decision Making with Recommendation”
Silvana Krasteva (TAMU): "Information and Price Competition in Search Markets" (joint with Ralph Boleslavsky)

5:30pm Dinner Kraft Hall 130
Sunday, November 6
Time Event Details
8:30-9:00am Breakfast

Session 7

Samson Alva (UT San Antonio): “Robust Efficiency for Random Allocation”
Joosung Lee (University of Edinburgh): “Optimal Mechanisms for Referrals”
Mallesh Pai (Rice): "How Informed Do You Want Your Principal to Be" (joint with Rahul Deb and Anne-Katrin Roesler

10:30-11:00am Coffee Break

Session 8

Humberto Moreira (FGV/EPGE): “Risk Classification in Insurance Markets with Risk and Preference Heterogeneity” (joint w/ Vitor Farinha Luz and Piero Gottardi)
Vikram Nanda (UT Dallas): "Bargaining, Hidden Actions, and Market Feedback"


Nina Bobkova, Hulya Eraslan, Mallesh Pai

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