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2004 Erwin Plein Nemmers Prize in Economics

Lecture and Conference - May 5-7, 2005

"Introduction to Economics of the Jungle: A Comment on How We Teach Economics"

Ariel Rubinstein
Tel Aviv University and New York University

The papers on which the talk was based can be found at: [Paper 1] [Paper 2]


"Game Theory: Recent Developments and Future Prospects"

Ten invited speakers provide critical reviews of the recent literature in various aspects of game theory, and identify what they think would be the most fruitful directions for further progress. Thirty invited scholars combined with local-area faculty and graduate students engaged in a dialogue with the speakers.

Friday, May 6, 2005


Philip Reny (University of Chicago): Information Aggregation in Auctions
[Presentation - PowerPoint] [Reference List - PDF]


George Mailath (University of Pennsylvania): Repeated Games
[Presentation and References - PDF]


Matthew Jackson (California Institute of Technology): Game Theoretic Modeling and Social Networks
[Presentation and References - PDF]


Stephen Morris (Yale University): Impact of Higher-Order Beliefs
[Presentation - PDF] [Reference List - PDF]


Roger Myerson (University of Chicago): Political Economics
[Presentation and References - PDF]

Saturday, May 7, 2005


Colin Camerer (California Institute of Technology): Neuroeconomics of Games and Decisions
[Presentation and References - PowerPoint]


Larry Samuelson (University of Wisconsin-Madison): Evolution
[Presentation - PDF] [Reference List - PDF]


Faruk Gul (Princeton University): The Idea of Neuroeconomics
[Presentation and References - PDF]


Eric Maskin (Institute for Advanced Study): Mechanism Design
[Presentation - PDF] [Reference List - PDF]


Michael Kearns (University of Pennsylvania): Computer Science, Economics, and the Effects of Network Structure
[Presentation and References - PowerPoint]