SWEBE 2018

Third Annual Southwest Experimental and Behavioral Economics Workshop
California Institute of Technology
May 18-19, 2018

Caltech will hold the third annual Southwest Experimental and Behavioral Economics Workshop (SWEBE) on Friday-Saturday, May 18-19, 2018. The workshop gives researchers in the southwest the opportunity to share their latest work in behavioral and experimental economics. The workshop will be held in Baxter bldg.


Veena Jeevanandam Blume (UC San Diego)
Juan Carrillo (USC)
John Duffy (UC Irvine)
Federico Echenique (Caltech)
Ivalina Kalcheva (UC Riverside)
Darhyun Kim (USC)
Jeongbin Kim (Caltech)
Erik Kimbrough (Chapman)
Radhika Lunawat (UC Irvine)
Seung-Keun Martinez (UC San Diego)
Lydia Mechtenberg (Hamburg University)
Ryan Oprea (UC Santa Barbara)
Garret Ridinger (UN Reno)
Hisam Sabouni (Claremont)
Ketki Sheth (UC Merced)
Josh Tasoff (Claremont Graduate University)


Friday, May 18

9am – Breakfast
9:30am – Garret Ridinger "Beliefs also Make Preferences Social"
10am – Seung-Keun Martinez "Social Comparisons in Peer Effects"
10:30am – Juan Carrillo "Heuristic to Bayesian: the Evolution from Childhood to Adulthood"
11am – Coffee break
11:30am – Josh Tasoff "The Performance of Time-Preference and Risk-Preference Elicitation in Survey"
12pm – John Duffy "Living a Lie: Laboratory Evidence on Public Preference Falsification"
12:30pm - Lunch
2pm – Lydia Mechtenberg "Deliberative Structures and their Impact on Voting Behavior under Social Conflict"
2:30pm – Erik Kimbrough "Identity and the Self-Reinforcing Effects of Norm Compliance"
3pm – Ketki Sheth "Discrimination from Below: Experimental Evidence on Female Leadership in Ethiopia"
3:30pm – Coffee break
4pm – Federico Echenique "Revealed Preference Tests and Experiments on Choice under Uncertainty"
4:30pm – Veena Jeevanandam Blume "Commitment in Uncertain Environments: Experimental Evidence"
5pm - Ryan Oprea "Aggregation and Convergence in Experimental General Equilibrium Economies Constructed from Naturally Occurring Preferences"
6:30pm – Dinner

Saturday, May 19

9am – Breakfast
9:30am – Jeongbin Kim "Games Played by Teams of Players"
10am – Radhika Lunawat "Trading Volume, Trading Horizons and Public Information"
10:30am – Ivalina Kalcheva "Expected Stock Market Volatility and Unhealthy Choices"
11am – Coffee break
11:30am – Darhyun Kim "Overconfidence Reduces Willingness to Accept Unpleasant Mental Health Information"
12pm – Hisam Sabouni "The Rhythm of Markets"
12:30pm – Lunch


Please view the Caltech map here. The workshop will be held in Baxter building (building #77 -- circled in red on the map), in room B125 (basement floor of Baxter).

Please make sure you reserve your accommodation in advance. There are few hotels which are close to campus:
dusitD2 Hotel Constance Pasadena
Hilton Pasadena
Sheraton Pasadena Hotel
Vagabond Inn

If you decide to Uber or Lyft to campus, we suggest you use this address: 320 S. Michigan ave, Pasadena CA 91107, as you will be dropped off on the Northern side of campus, which will put you close to Baxter bldg.

Please let us know if you plan to drive to Caltech, in which case we will reserve the parking space for you in advance.


To register please click on the following link:  https://swebe2018.wufoo.com/forms/swebe-2018/



Marina Agranov: magranov@hss.caltech.edu
Letty Diaz: letty.diaz@caltech.edu