Friday, May 10, 2019 (Ross Building, R0210)

9:45 – 10: 15

Registration and Welcome

10:15 – 11:15

Bait and Ditch: Consumer Naïveté and Salesforce Incentives

Fabian Herweg (University of Bayreuth) and Antonio Rosato (University of Technology Sydney)

Discussant: Sanjay Jain (UTD)

11:30 – 12:30

What the Past Tells about the Future: Historical Prices in the Durable Goods Market

Zheng Gong (University of Toronto), Jin Huang (NYU Shanghai) and Yuxin Chen (NYU Shanghai)

Discussant: Robert Zeithammer (UCLA)

14:00 – 15:00

Benign vs. Self-Serving Information Reduction

Alexander L. Brown (Texas A&M University) and Daniel E. Fragiadakis (Villanova University)

Discussant: Steve Leider (University of Michigan)

15:15 – 16:15

Strategically Naive or Guided by Trust

Xiaolin Li (UTD), Özalp Özer (UTD), Upender Subramanian (UTD)

Discussant: Tanjim Hossain (University of Toronto)

16:30 – 17:30

Identification of Biased Beliefs in Games of Incomplete Information Using Experimental Data

Victor Aguirregabiria (University of Toronto) and Erhao Xie (Bank of Canada)

Discussant: Ruli Xiao (Indiana University)


Conference Dinner  (Executive Residence)

Saturday, May 11, 2019 (Ross Building, R2210)

8:30 – 9:30

Rate This Transaction: Towards Principles for the Design of Market Feedback Systems

Gary E. Bolton (UTD), Alina Ferecatu (Erasmus University), David J. Kusterer (University of Cologne)

Discussant: Paola Mallucci (University of Wisconsin)

9:45 – 10:45

More than a Penny’s Worth: Left-Digit Bias and Firm Pricing

Avner Shlain (UC Berkeley)

Discussant: Zhenling Jiang (University of Washington in St.Louis)


The Zero Bias in Target Retirement Fund Choice

 Xiao Liu (NYU), Wei Zhang (Iowa State University), and Ajay Kalra (Rice University)

Discussant: Tyler Shumway (University of Michigan)

13:30 – 14:30

Obesity and Self Control: Evidence from Food Purchase Data

Ying Bao (University of Toronto), Matthew Osborne (University of Toronto), Emily Wang (University of Mass., Amherst), Edward C. Jaenicke (Penn State University)

Discussant: Nathan Yang (McGill University)


Consumer Attention Allocation and Firm Information Design

Kinshuk Jerath (Columbia University) and Qitian Ren (Chinese University of Hong Kong)

Discussant: Tony Ke (MIT)