Friday, May 19. Ross building, R2210

9:00 – 10:00

“Why Small Firms Fail to Adopt Profitable Opportunities” by Paul Gertler (University of California, Berkeley), Sean Higgins (presenter, Northwestern University), Ulrike Malmendier (University of California, Berkeley), Waldo Ojeda (City University of New York)

Discussant: Tomomichi Amano (Harvard University)

10:15 – 11:15

“Choice Frictions in Large Assortments” by Olivia Natan (University of California, Berkeley)

Discussant: Oren Reshef (Washington University, St. Louis)

11:30 – 12:30

Behavioral Skimming: Theory and Evidence from Resale Markets”  by Andreas Kraft (presenter, University of Texas at Austin) and Raghunath Rao (University of Texas at Austin)

Discussant: Kwabena Donkor (Stanford University)

12:30 – 14:00


14:00 – 15:00

A Neuro-Autopilot Theory of Habit” by Ryan Webb (presenter, University of Toronto),  Clarice Zhao (McGill University), Matthew Osborne (University of Toronto), Peter Landry (University of Toronto) and Colin Camerer (California Institute of Technology)

Discussant: Giovanni Compiani (University of Chicago)

15:15 – 16:15

Forgetful Consumers and Consumption Tracking” by Ying Bao (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign), Peter Landry (presenter, University of Toronto), Mengze Shi (University of Toronto)

Discussant: Miguel Villas-Boas (University of California, Berkeley)

16:30 – 17:30

Behavioral Professionals: Evidence from the Commercial Auto-Insurance Industry” by Alon Rubinstein (University of California, Berkeley)

Discussant: Kevin Williams (Yale University)

18:00 – 20:00

Conference Dinner at the Executive Residence

Saturday, May 20. Ross building, R2210

9:00 – 10:00

Managing Bidder Learning in Retailer Auctions” by Paul Schäfer (University of Bonn) and Simon Schulten (presenter, University of Düsseldorf)

Discussant: Paul Ellickson (University of Rochester)


The Impact of Voluntary Labeling” by Anita Rao (presenter, Georgetown University) and Raluca Ursu (New York University)

Discussant: Andrey Simonov (Columbia University)

11:30 -12:30

Rational and Irrational Belief in the Hot Hand: Evidence from Jeopardy!” by Anthony Kukavica (Stanford University) and Sridhar Narayanan (presenter, Stanford University)

Discussant: Nitin Mehta (University of Toronto)

12:30 – 14:00


14:00 – 15:00

Incentive Complexity, Bounded Rationality and Effort Provision” by Johannes Abeler (University of Oxford), David Huffman (University of Pittsburgh), and Collin Raymond (presenter, Cornell University)

Discussant: Sanjog Misra (University of Chicago)

15:15 – 15:30

“Rewards in the Consumer Credit Market” by Tianyu Han (University of California, Berkeley)


15:30 – 16:30

Designing Promises with Reference-Dependent Customers: The Case of Online Grocery Delivery Time” by George Gui (presenter, Stanford University) and Tilman H. Drerup (Instacart)

Discussant: Ben Bushong (Michigan State University)