The Social, Behavioral and Experimental Economics Seminar Series brings together a coherent and vital community of economics scholars whose research aims to broaden our understanding of the social, economic, and political consequences of real-life decisions and behaviors.

This seminar series is organized jointly by Professors Yan Chen (UMSI), Alain Cohn (UMSI), Erin Krupka (UMSI), Steve Leider (Ross), David Miller (Econ), Yesim Orhun (Ross), and Tanya Rosenblat (UMSI). Todd Stuart serves as seminar coordinator.

Winter 2021

Date Speaker Title Recordings
Jan 13 Marina Agranov (Caltech) Social Learning in Groups: an Experimental Study YouTube Link
Jan 20 Oriana Bandiera (LSE) The Misallocation of Women’s Talent Across Countries: Evidence from Personnel Data YouTube Link
Jan 27 Jean-Paul Carvalho (Irvine) Identity and Underrepresentation: Interactions between Race and Gender (with Bary Pradelski)  
Feb 3 Marie Claire Villeval (Lyon) Homophily, Peer Effects and Dishonesty YouTube Link
Feb 10 (3:00pm EST) Siqi Pan (Melbourne) Costly information acquisition in centralized matching markets YouTube Link
Feb 24 Neil Lewis Jr (Cornell) How Social Stratification Affects Information Processing  
March 17 Damon Jones (Chicago) Wealth, Race, and Consumption Smoothing of Typical Income Shocks  
March 24 Ivuoma Onyeador (Northwestern) Bias Intolerance: Predicting Condemnation of Apologetic Perpetrators of Prejudice YouTube Link
March 31 Jevay Grooms (Howard) Racial and Ethnic Disparities: Essential Workers, Mental Health, and the Coronavirus Pandemic YouTube Link
April 7 Mackenzie Alston (FSU) Does Black and Blue Matter?: An Experimental Investigation of Race and Perceptions of Police Bias  
April 14 Christopher Roth (Warwick) Interregional Contact and National Identity YouTube Link
April 21 Eugen Dimant (Penn) Hate Trumps Love: The Impact of Political Polarization on Social Preferences YouTube Link

Fall 2020

Date Speaker Title Recordings
Sept 8 Chloe Tergiman (Penn State) The Way People Lie in Markets  
Sept 15 Ryan Oprea (UC Santa Barbara) What Makes a Rule Complex? YouTube Link
Sept 22 Stefano DellaVigna (Berkeley) RCTs to Scale: Comprehensive Evidence from Two Nudge Units  
Sept 29 Rob Metcalfe (Boston) The Value of Time in the United States: Estimates from a Nationwide Natural Field Experiment  
Oct 6 Kirby Nielsen (Caltech) When Choices are Mistakes YouTube Link
Oct 13 John Wooders (NYUAD) Expertise, Gender, and Equilibrium Play YouTube Link
Oct 20 Yingzhi Liang (U-M) A Dynamic Matching Mechanism for College Admissions: Theory and Experiment YouTube Link
Oct 27 Peter Schwardmann (CMU) Self-Persuasion: Evidence from Field Experiments at Two International Debating Competitions YouTube Link
Nov 3 Benjamin Enke (Harvard) Moral Universalism: Economic and Political Applications YouTube Link
Nov 10 Leonardo Bursztyn (Chicago) Disguising Prejudice: Popular Rationales as Excuses for Intolerant Expression YouTube Link
Dec 1 Erik Snowberg (Caltech) Loss Attitudes in the U.S. Population: Evidence from Dynamically Optimized Sequential Experimentation (DOSE) YouTube Link
Dec 8 Shaul Shalvi (Amsterdam) Collaborative Dishonesty: A Meta-Study YouTube Link

Winter 2020

Date Presenter Location
March 9 Paola Giuliano (UCLA) TBA
March 23 Ceren Budak (U-M, internal) TBA
March 30 Mike Mueller-Smith (U-M, internal) TBA
April 6 Allison Earl (U-M, internal) TBA
April 13 John Wooders (NYU) TBA
April 20 Jacob Goeree (Sydney) TBA
April 27 Marie Claire Villeval (Lyon) TBA

Fall 2019

The Social, Behavioral and Experimental Economics (SBEE) lecture series is sponsored by the School of Information, the Ross School of Business and the Department of Economics. Speakers from U.S. and international universities present their research at weekly seminars during the 2019-2020 academic year. Here goes the schedule for Fall 2019.

Date Presenter Title Location
Sept 09 Ray Fisman Rules, Discretion, and Corruption in Procurement: Evidence from Italian Government Contracting Ehrlicher Room, 3100 North Quad
Sept 16 Daniel Benjamin Reconsidering Risk Aversion Ehrlicher Room, 3100 North Quad
Sept 23 Collin Raymond Persistent Overconfidence and Biased Memory: Evidence from Managers Ehrlicher Room, 3100 North Quad
Sept 30 Christine Exley Motivated Errors Ehrlicher Room, 3100 North Quad
Oct 7 Joel Sobel Lying and Deception in Games Ehrlicher Room, 3100 North Quad
Oct 21 Topi Miettinen Exploration in Teams and the Encouragement Effect: Theory and Experimental Evidence Ehrlicher Room, 3100 North Quad
Oct 28 Judd Kessler Equity Concerns are Narrowly Framed Ehrlicher Room, 2435 North Quad
Nov 4 David Huffman Complexity and shrouded attributes in incentive schemes: The case of the ratchet effect Ehrlicher Room, 3100 North Quad
Nov 18 Predrag Klasnja (U-M, internal)   Ehrlicher Room, 3100 North Quad
Dec 2 Alexandra Rosati (U-M, internal)   Ehrlicher Room, 3100 North Quad
Dec 9 John Beshears (Harvard)   Ehrlicher Room, 3100 North Quad

Fall 2018

The Social, Behavioral and Experimental Economics (SBEE) lecture series is sponsored by the School of Information, the Ross School of Business and the Department of Economics. Speakers from U.S. and international universities present their research at weekly seminars during the 2018-2019 academic year. Here goes the schedule for Fall 2018.

Date Presenter Title Special Notes
Sept 17 Oded Netzer When Words Sweat: Identifying Signals for Loan Default in the Text of Loan Applications  
Sept 24 Drazen Prelec Finding Truth When Most People Are Wrong Joint w. RCGD @ 3:30pm
Oct 1 Shalena Srna The Illusion of Multitasking and Its Positive Effect on Performance  
Oct 8 Alex Imas The Dynamics of Discrimination: Theory and Evidence  
Oct 15 Sebastian Grüneisen (UM) The role of social interdependence in children’s cooperative decision-making  
Oct 22 Devin Pope Medical Guidelines and Doctor Decision Making  
Nov 5 Stephan Meier Intentions for Doing Good Matter for Doing Well: The (Negative) Signaling Value of Prosocial Incentives  
Nov 12 Hunt Alcott Regressive Sin Taxes, with an Application to the Optimal Soda Tax Joint w. RCGD @ 11:45am
Nov 26 Brendan Nyhan (UM) Who Reads Fake News? Evidence from the 2016 and 2018 campaigns  
Dec 3 Julia Lee (UM) Lay Theories of Effortful Honesty  
Dec 10 Ben Bushong Misattribution of Reference Dependence: Theory and Experiments Note: change of location into Founders Room 4310 North Quad
Dec 17 Bob Meyer TBA