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Behavioural Industrial Organisation and Consumer Protection

ERC

Friday 17 - Saturday 18 October 2014

     

Organiser: Ran Spiegler
     

The conference will be held at the 30 Euston Square conference venue. It is enabled by an ERC grant on "bounded rationality and industrial organization"

     

 Day 1 - Friday 17 October
09:30-10:00
Gathering
  Session 1 (chair: Amelia Fletcher)
10:00-10:30

Andrei Shleifer (Harvard)

"Competition for Attention"

10:30-11:00
Michael Grubb (Boston College)
"Consumer Inattention and Bill Shock Regulation"
11:00-11:30
Coffee break
  Session 2 (chair: Ran Spiegler)
11:30-12:00 Amelia Fletcher (UEA)
"Consumer Law: A Brief Primer"
12:00-12:30 Peter Andrews (Financial Conduct Authority)
"Using Behavioural Insights to Protect Financial Consumers in a Pro-Competitive Manner"
12:30-14:00
Lunch
  Session 3 (chair: Ariel Porat)
14:00-14:30
Joshua Schwarzstein (Dartmouth)
"Reduced-Form Behavioural Public Economics"
14:30-15:00
Ran Spiegler (Tel Aviv Univ. & UCL)
"On the Equilibrium Effects of 'Nudging'"
15:00-15:30
Coffee break
  Session 4 (chair: Mark Armstrong)
15:30-16:00
Ariel Porat (Tel Aviv Univ.)
"Personalizing Default Rules and Disclosure with Big Data"
16:00-16:30

David Halpern (Behavioural Insights Team, Cabinet Office)

"Putting Behavioural Insights into Practice"

Day 2 - Saturday 18 October
  Session 5 (chair: Oren Bar-Gill)
09:30-10:00 Mark Armstrong (All Souls college, Oxford)
"Search and Rip-Off Externalities"
10:00-10:30
Chris Walters (Competition and Markets Authority)
"Putting Behavioural Economics into Practice at the CMA"
10:30-11:00 Paul Heidhues (ESMT) & Botond Koszegi (CEU)
"Privacy"
11:00-11:30 Coffee break
  Session 6 (chair: John Beshears)
11:30-12:00 Florencia Marotta-Wurgler (NYU)
"Behaviour and Disclosure in Online Contracts"
12:00-12:30 Oren Bar-Gill (Harvard)
"Price Caps in Multi-Price Markets"
12:30-14:00
Lunch
  Session 7 (chair: Robert Sugden)
14:00-14:30
Roman Inderst (Goethe Universitat Frankfurt)
"Targeted Communication"
14:30-15:00
John Beshears (Harvard)
"Self Control, Liquidity, and the Design of Savings Systems"

15:00-15:30
Coffee break
  Session 8 (chair: Michael Grubb)
15:30-16:00
Robert Sugden (UEA)
"Consumers' Surplus for Consumers who Lack Coherent preferences"
16:00-16:30
Matthew Rabin (Harvard)
"Some Implications of Mispredicting Own Future Behaviour and Feelings"
Registration for this event has now closed.
     

For any further queries, please contact Nirusha Vigi