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Rachel Cummings
Graduate Student, Computing & Mathematical Sciences, Caltech
The Possibilities and Limitations of Private Prediction Markets
Friday, May 26, 2017 | 12:00 PM | Baxter 127

Juba Ziani
Graduate Student, Computer Science, Caltech
Efficiently characterizing games consistent with perturbed equilibrium observations
Friday, May 12, 2017 | 12:00 PM | Baxter 127

Guillaume Roger
Senior Lecturer in Economics, University of Sydney
Scale Effects in Dynamic Contracting
Friday, April 21, 2017 | 12:00 PM | Baxter 127

Bettina Klaus
Professor, Department of Business and Economics, Universite de Lausanne
Object Allocation via Immediate-Acceptance: Characterizations and an Affirmative Action Application
Friday, April 14, 2017 | 12:00 PM | Baxter 127

Cary Frydman
Assistant Professor of Finance and Business Economics, Marshall School of Business, USC
The Role of Salience and Attention in Choice Under Risk: An Experimental Investigation
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Baxter B125

Shai Vardi
Postdoctoral Scholar in Computing and Mathematical Sciences, Caltech
Controlled Dynamic Fair Division
Friday, April 7, 2017 | 12:00 PM | Baxter 127

Yu Cheng
Graduate Student, CS Theory Group, USC
Computational Aspects of Optimal Information Revelation
Friday, March 3, 2017 | 12:00 PM | Baxter 127

Nicolae Gârleanu
Professor of Finance, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley
Finance in a Time of Disruptive Growth
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 | 4:00 PM | Baxter B125

Jun Zhang
Graduate Student, Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Caltech
Level-k Reasoning in School Choice
Friday, December 16, 2016 | 12:00 PM | Baxter 127

Juhani Linnainmaa
Associate Professor of Finance and Business Economics, Marshall School of Business, USC
The History of the Cross Section of Stock Returns
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 | 4:00 PM | Baxter B125

Dorothea Kubler
Professor and Director of the Research Unit, WZB Berlin Social Science Center
College Admissions with Entrance Exams: Centralized versus Decentralized
Friday, December 9, 2016 | 12:00 PM | Baxter 127

Song Ma
Assistant Professor of Finance, School of Management, Yale University
Agency, Incentives, and Motivating Innovation
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 | 4:00 PM |  Baxter B125

Aviad Rubenstein
Computer Science PhD Candidate, UC Berkeley
Hardness of Approximation between P and NP
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 | 12:00 PM | Baxter B125

Juba Ziani
Graduate Student, Computer Science, Caltech
Efficiently characterizing games consistent with perturbed equilibrium observations
Friday, November 11, 2016 | 12:00 PM | Baxter 127

Jörgen Kratz
Graduate Student, Department of Economics, Lund University
Kidney Exchange over the Blood Group Barrier
Friday, November 4, 2016 | 12:00 PM | Baxter 127

Leonard Schulman
Professor of Computer Science, Engineering & Applied Science, Caltech
The Duality Gap for Two-Team Zero-Sum Games
Friday, October 28, 2016 | 12:00 PM | Baxter 127

Haifeng Xu
Graduate Student, Economics & Computation, USC
Persuasion Through the Computational Lens
Friday, October 14, 2016 | 12:00 PM | Baxter 127

Robert Marquez
Professor of Finance, Graduate School of Management, University of California, Davis
Financial Frictions, Foreign Currency Borrowing, and Systemic Risk
Monday, October 10, 2016 | 4:00 PM | Baxter B125

Huseyin Gulen
Associate Professor of Finance, Krannert School of Management, Purdue University
Extrapolation Bias and the Predictability of Stock Returns by Price-Scaled Variables
Monday, September 26, 2016 | 4:00 PM | Baxter B125

Krishnamurthy (Dj) Dvijotham
Postdoctoral Scholar in Computing and Mathematical Science, Caltech
Market Dynamics of Best-Response with Lookahead
Friday, June 3, 2016 | 12:00 PM | Baxter 125

Joseph Gerakos
Associate Professor of Accounting and David G. Booth Faculty Fellow, Booth School of Business, University of Chicago
Prediction Versus Inducement and the Informational Efficiency of Going Concern Opinions
Wednesday, June 1, 2016 | 4:00 PM | Baxter B125

Shang-Hua Teng
Seeley G. Mudd Professor, Computer Science Viterbi School of Engineering, USC
Interplay between Influence Dynamics and Social Networks: Centrality, Cooperative Games, and Scalable Algorithms
Friday, May 27, 2016 | 12:00 PM | Baxter 125

Yacine Ait-Sahalia
Otto A. Hack 1903 Professor of Finance and Economics, Princeton University
High Frequency Market Making
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 | 4:00 PM | Baxter B125

Leonard Schulman
Professor of Computer Science, Division of Engineering and Applied Science, Caltech
The Invisible Hand of Laplace: the Role of Market Structure in Price Convergence and Oscillation
Friday, May 13, 2016 | 12:00 PM | Baxter 125

Alex Gorbenko
Assistant Professor of Finance and Business Economics, USC Marshall School of Business
Auctions with Endogenous Initiation
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 | 4:00 PM | Baxter B125

Nicole Immorlica
Senior Researcher, Microsoft Research New England
Procrastination with Variable Present Bias
Friday, April 29, 2016 | 12:00 PM | Baxter 125

John Cochrane
Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
A new approach to monetary policy
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 | 4:00 PM | Baxter B125

Huseyin Gulen
Associate Professor of Finance, Krannert School of Management, Purdue
Topic to be Announced
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 | 4:00 PM | Baxter B125

Kevin Leyton-Brown
Professor of Computer Science, University of British Columbia
Modeling Human Play in Unrepeated Games
Friday, April 15, 2016 | 12:00 PM | Baxter 125

Charles Nathanson
Assistant Professor of Finance, Northwestern University
An Extrapolative Model of House Price Dynamics
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 | 4:00 PM | Baxter B125

Hongjun Yan
Associate Professor of Finance, Rutgers Business School
Financial Intermediation Chains in an OTC Market
Wednesday, April 6, 2016 | 4:00 PM |  Baxter B125

Gil Elbaz
Founder and CEO, Factual
Talk with a Techer
Monday, April 4, 2016 | 4:00 PM | Gates-Thomas 135

Robert Kleinberg
Associate Professor of Computer Science, Cornell University
Inference-Based Privacy Guarantees for Differentially Private Mechanisms, or: The Physics of Differential Privacy
Friday, March 11, 2016 | 12:00 PM | Baxter B125

David Hirshleifer
Merage Chair in Business Growth, Professor of Finance, Professor of Economics, University of California, Irvine
Visibility Bias in the Transmission of Consumption Norms and Undersaving
Wednesday, March 9, 2016 | 4:00 PM | Baxter B125

Yuliy Sannikov
Professor of Economics, Princeton University
Dynamic Trading: Price Inertia, Front-Running, and Relationship Banking
Wednesday, December 9, 2015 | 4:00 PM | Baxter B125

Ilan Lobel
Assistant Professor of Information, Operations and Management Sciences, Stern School of Business, New York University
A General Framework for Dynamic Pricing with Patient Customers
Friday, December 4, 2015 | 12:00 PM | Baxter 125

Joel Watson
Professor of Economics, University of California, San Diego
Contractual Equilibrium: An Application to Conservation Agreements and Computational Issues
Friday, November 20, 2015 | 12:00 PM | Baxter 125

Paul Tetlock
Professor of Business, Finance and Economics Division, Columbia University
Retail Short Selling and Stock Prices
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 | 4:00 PM | Baxter B125

Shachar Kariv
Department Chair and Benjamin N. Ward Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, University of California, Berkeley
Distinguishing nonstationarity from inconsistency in intertemporal choice
Friday, November 6, 2015 | 12:00 PM | Baxter 125

David Hirshleifer
Merage Chair in Business Growth, Professor of Finance, Professor of Economics, University of California, Irvine
Visibility Bias in the Transmission of Consumption Norms and Undersaving
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 | 4:00 PM | Baxter B125

Ehud Kalai
The James J. O'Connor Professor of Decision and Game Sciences, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
Learning and Stability in Big Uncertain Games
Friday, October 16, 2015 | 12:00 PM | Baxter 125

Brendan Lucier
Researcher, Microsoft Research, New England
Near-Optimal Outcomes in Markets Large and Small
Friday, October 9, 2015 | 12:00 PM | Baxter 125

Shaddin Dughmi
Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Southern California
Algorithmic Bayesian Persuasion
Friday, June 5, 2015 | 12:00 PM | Baxter 125
On the Hardness of Signaling
Friday, March 21, 2014 | 12:00 PM | Baxter 127

Peter Feldhutter
Assistant Professor of Finance, London Business School
The Credit Spread Puzzle in the Merton Model – Myth or Reality?
Monday, May 18, 2015 | 4:00 PM | Baxter 25

Nicolas Lambert
Assistant Professor of Economics, Stanford Graduate School of Business
Dynamically Eliciting Unobservable Information
Monday, May 18, 2015 | 12:00 PM | Baxter 125

Mallesh Pai
Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania
Do Online Social Networks Increase Welfare?
Monday, May 4, 2015 | 12:00 PM | Baxter 125

Nima Haghpanah
Postdoctoral Scholar, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, MIT
Reverse Mechanism Design
Thursday, April 30, 2015 | 12:00 PM | Annenberg 213

Wayne Ferson
Department of Finance and Business Economics, Marshall School of Business, USC
How Many Good and Bad Fund Managers Are there, Really?
Monday, April 13, 2015 | 4:00 PM | Baxter 25

Mohamed Mostagir
Assistant Professor, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan
Designing Dynamic Contests
Monday, April 13, 2015 | 12:00 PM | Annenberg 213

Enrique Mallada
CMI Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for the Mathematics of Information, Caltech
Nonlinear Linear Systems Analysis Applied to Networked Dynamical Systems
April 7 and April 14, 2015 | 4:00 PM | Annenberg 213

Thomas Greve
Research Associate, Microeconomic Theory, University of Cambridge
Allocation in tender auctions with several stakeholders where quality aspects matter
Friday, April 3, 2015 | 12:00 PM | Baxter 125

Lars Peter Hansen
David Rockefeller Distinguished Service Professor of Economics, University of Chicago
Misspecified Recovery
Monday, March 30, 2015 | 4:00 PM | Baxter 25

Agostino Capponi
Assistant Professor, Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, Columbia University
Price Contagion through Balance Sheet Linkages
Friday, March 13, 2015 | 12:00 PM | Baxter 125

Luke Taylor
Assistant Professor of Finance, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Intangible capital and the investment-q relation
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 | 4:00 PM | Baxter 25

George Georgiadis
Assistant Professor of Strategy, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
Former Linde Institute Postdoctoral Instructor in Business, Economics, and Management, 2013-2014

Andrew Lo
Charles E. & Susan T. Harris Professor; Professor of Finance, MIT Sloan School of Management
Can Financial Engineering Cure Cancer?: New Approaches to Funding Biomedical Innovation
Friday, December 5, 2014 | 12:00 PM | Baxter 25
Evolutionary Foundations of Economic Behavior, Bounded Rationality, and Intelligence
Thursday, December 4, 2014 | 4:00 PM | Baxter 25

Neng Wang
Chong Khoon Lin Professor of Real Estate and Finance, Columbia Business School
A Theory of Liquidity and Risk Management Based on the Inalienability of Risky Human Capital
Monday, November 17, 2014 | 4:00 PM | Baxter 25

Inbal Talgam-Cohen
Hsieh Family SIGF Fellow, Stanford University
Modularity and Greed in Double Auctions
Friday, November 14, 2014 | 12:00 PM | Baxter 125

David Kempe
Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Southern California
Incentivizing Exploration
Friday, October 31, 2014 | 12:00 PM | Annenberg 213

Semyon Malamud
Assistant Professor of Finance, Swiss Finance Institute
Price Discovery through Options
Thursday, October 23, 2014 | 4:00 PM | Baxter 25

Georgios Piliouras
Postdoctoral Scholar in Computing and Mathematical Science, Caltech
Natural Selection, Game Theory and Genetic Diversity
Friday, October 10, 2014 | 12:00 PM | Baxter 125

Peter Carr
Global Head of Market Modeling, Morgan Stanley
Can Investor Beliefs be Extracted from Option Prices?
Thursday, October 9, 2014 | 11:00 AM | Dabney 110 (Treasure Room)

Umang Bhaskar
Postdoctoral Scholar in the Center for Mathematics of Information, Caltech
Achieving Target Equilibria in Network Routing Games without Knowing the Latency Functions
Friday, April 11, 2014 | 12:00 pm | Baxter 127
The Network Improvement Problem for Equilibrium Routing
Friday, November 1, 2013 | 12:00 PM | Baxter 127

Eva Tardos
Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of Computer Science, Cornell University
Composable Mechanisms and Price of Anarchy in Auctions
Thursday, January 9, 2014 | 4:00 PM | Baxter 25

Nicole Immorlica
Assistant Professor, Theoretical Computer Science, Northwestern University
Simple Prices for Complex Markets
Monday, December 2, 2013 | 12:00 PM | Baxter 127

Siddharth Barman
Postdoctoral Scholar, Computing and Mathematical Sciences, Caltech
The Complexity of Nash Equilibria as Revealed by Data
Friday, November 22, 2013 | 12:00 PM | Baxter 127

Yakov Babichenko
Wally Baer and Jeri Weiss Postdoctoral Scholar in Computing & Mathematical Sciences, Caltech
Equilibria Via Samples and Testing Equilibrium Behavior
Friday, October 4, 2013 | 12:00 PM | Baxter 127

Eric Johnson
Norman Eig Professor of Business, Columbia Business School
Query Theory: A Process Account of Preference Construction
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 | 4:00 PM | Baxter 25

Elke Weber
Jerome A. Chazen Professor of International Business, Columbia Business School
Query Theory: A Process Account of Preference Construction
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 | 4:00 PM | Baxter 25

Juanjuan Zhang
Associate Professor of Marketing, MIT Sloan School of Management
Rational Herding in Microloan Markets
Thursday, January 12, 2012 | 4:00 PM | Baxter 25

R. Preston McAfee
Chief Economist and Corp VP, Microsoft
Caltech Visiting Professor, 2012–2013