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2011 ASSA Meetings: Rationality, preferences, self-control, and choice

Mark D. White

Continuing through the preliminary program for the upcoming Allied Social Science Association meetings in Denver in early January, I present below the fold several sessions that touch on rationality, preferences, self-control, and choice (as before, I've omitted the names of chairs and discussants, which can found on the program):

Friday, January 7, 2011, 10:15 am, Hyatt Regency, Mineral Hall A
Society for the Advancement of Behavioral Economics
Self-Control, Self-Confidence, and Self-Deception
"Self-Confidence, Social Signaling, and Bayesian Updating," Aldo Rustichini (University of Minnesota), Gary Charness (University of California-Santa Barbara), and Jeroen van de Ven, (University of Amsterdam)
"Field and Online Experiments on Procrastination and Willpower," Gary Charness (University of California-Santa Barbara), Nicholas Burger (Rand Corporation), and John Lynham (University of Hawaii-Mānoa)
"Managerial Beliefs and Corporate Financial Policies," Ulrike Malmendier (University of California, Berkeley), Geoffrey Geoff Tate (University of California, Los Angeles), and Jonathon Yan (National Bureau of Economic Research)
"Temptation and Commitment in the Laboratory," Dan Houser (George Mason University), Daniel Schunk (University of Zurich), Joachim Winter (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München), and Erte Xiao (Carnegie Mellon University)

Friday, January 7, 2011, 12:30 pm, Hyatt Regency, Mineral Hall A
International Network for Economic Method
Rethinking the Normative and the Positive in Choice Theory
"Normative Rational Choice: Past, Present, and Future," D. Wade Hands (University of Puget Sound)
"The Origin of the Normative-Descriptive/Positive-Normative Distinction in Expected Utility Theory," Floris Heukelom (Nijmegen School of Management & Economics)
"Inconsistency Pays," Nathan Berg (University of Texas-Dallas)

Friday, January 7, 2011, 2:30 pm, Hyatt Regency, Mineral Hall A
International Network for Economic Method
Intertemporal Discounting: Alternative Functional Forms and Methodology of Empirical Identification
"Recursive Self-Prediction Makes Two-Agent Models Unnecessary," George Ainslie (University of Cape Town)
"Discounting Behavior: A Reconsideration," Glenn Harrison (Georgia State University)
"Time Consistency: Stationarity and Time Invariance," Yorem Halevy (University of British Columbia)
"Disentangling Agent Identities and Consumption Bundles in Dynamic Choices," Don Ross (University of Cape Town)

Sunday, January 9, 2011 8:00 am, Sheraton, Director's Row I
American Economic Association
Relative Concerns and the Evolutionary Foundations of Preferences
"The Evolution of Decision and Experienced Utilities," Larry Samuelson (Yale University) and Arthur Robson (Simon Fraser University)
"Skill Versus Luck in Social Comparisons: Causes of Social Reward Differences Encoded in the Human Orbitofrontal Cortex," Aldo Rustichini (University of Minnesota), Alexander Vostroknutov (Maastricht University), and Philippe Tobler (University of Cambridge)
"Status, Intertemporal Choice and Risk-Taking," Arthur Robson (Simon Fraser University) and Debraj Ray (New York University)
"Inequality and Risk-Taking Behavior," Ed Hopkins (University of Edinburgh)


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