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My last week in Israel before I come back to Beijing 🙂

https://sites.google.com/site/igtconf2017/

Program

Talks and coffee breaks are in Dan David 001
Dinner and lunches are in Gan Hadkalim (in front of exact sciences building). 
 
Monday, July 10, 2017
 
10:10 — 10:20    Coffee
10:30 — 11:00     Adam Kalai                        Unambiguous communication without a common prior
11:00 — 11:30    Éva Tardos
11:30 — 11:50     Coffee break
11:50 — 12:20     Moshe Tennenholtz        A Game Theoretic Approach to Information Retrieval
12:20 — 12:50    Ariel Rubinstein              Multi-dimensional Reasoning in Games: Framework, Equilibrium and Applications
13:00 — 14:30    Lunch break
14:30 — 15:00    Yuval Salant                   Statistical Inference in Games
15:00 — 15:30    Georgy Egorov               Strategic Communication with Minimal Verification 
15:30 — 16:00    Peter Klibanoff                Incomplete Information Games with Ambiguity Averse Players
16:00 — 16:20    Coffee break
16:20 — 16:50    Peyton Young                 Games, Norms, and Institutions
16:50 — 17:20    David Schmeidler           Desirability
17:20 — 17:50    Robert Aumann              My Ehud
18:30                 Dinner
 
 
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
 
10:10 — 10:20    Coffee
10:30 — 11:00    Tim Roughgarden          On a Theorem of Kalai and Samet
11:00 — 11:30    Michal Feldman              Prophet Inequalities Made Easy: Stochastic Optimization by Pricing Non-Stochastic Inputs
11:30 — 11:50    Coffee break
11:50 — 12:20    Abraham Neyman          Cooperative Strategic Games
12:20 — 12:50    Rann Smorodinsky         Bayesian Learning in Markets with Common Value
13:00 — 14:30    Lunch break
14:30 — 15:00    Leeat Yariv
15:00 — 15:30    Johannes Hörner
15:30 — 16:00    Jonathan Weinstein        Complementarity Revisited
16:00                 Coffee
 
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
 
10:10 — 10:20    Coffee
10:30 — 11:00    Paul Milgrom                    Economics and Computer Science of a Radio Spectrum Reallocation
11:00 — 11:30    TBA, Microsoft Research
11:30 — 11:50    Coffee break
11:50 — 12:20    Rakesh Vohra
12:20 — 12:50    Noam Nisan
13:00 — 14:30    Lunch break
14:30 — 15:00    Yair Tauman                    Coordination games with unknown outside options
15:00 — 15:30    Dov Samet
15:30 — 16:00    Chaim Fershtman           The Competitive Effects of Information Sharing
16:00 — 16:20    Coffee break
16:20 — 16:50    Ehud Lehrer
16:50 — 17:20    Ehud Kalai
17:30                 Reception

Arrived in Jerusalem on June 30, so missed the first part. This year’s topic is not exactly my research field, but the lectures are all great! 🙂 Everything is familiar here, recovering my happy memory when I first attended the summer school in 2014.

Classmates are very smart and friendly. They have many nice insights and are good conversationalists. I have so many things to learn from them 🙂 To my great delight, there are a small group of attendants doing research on matching, market design, and behavioral economics 🙂

Recorded lectures: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLTn74Qx5mPsRGmbUg8id_62BPv7ZMUQhl

Program website: http://www.as.huji.ac.il/content/28th-jerusalem-school-economic-theory

2017-06-15 15_59_13-Mechanism Design Economic School 2017.pdf - PDF Complete

 

First time to attend SAET. Happy experience! Conference website: http://www.saet.uiowa.edu/2017/

2017 Conference Program.

Some nice remarks 🙂

  1. Got a lot of useful feedback on my presentation on unraveling under distributional constraints. I realized that I have so many things to work on.
  2. Met many new people, and made new friends with whom we share similar interests. Coffee breaks and lunch/dinner times were really great opportunities to exchange ideas.
  3. Attended Shengwu’s Aliprantis Prize Lecture with Paul after lunch. It’s my third time to hear his talk, but every time I was very impressed 🙂
  4. Got Paul’s signature for his new book “Discovering Prices – Auction Design with Complex Constraint”. His words are always so encouraging. Yes, I must keep working hard 🙂
  5. Asked a question on whether we should diversify research interests on the Plenary session memorizing Ken Arrow, and got useful insights from the panelists. During our social dinner the next day, our SAET president Prof. Robert Townsend restated this question and encouraged us to do interdisciplinary research. I really appreciate that they were still thinking over it, and they were trying to guide us young economists so carefully.
  6. The ending is pleasantly surprising: in the early morning on June 30, Prof. Robert Townsend was sitting near me on the same plane! 🙂

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