Program

 

Sunday, June 26

18.30–20.30: Welcome drinks and registration, Villa del Grumello, Como

Monday, June 27

9.00–10.15: Lecture 1: Grüne-Yanoff: Behavioral public policy: one name, many types. A mechanistic perspective

10.15–11.00: Coffee break

11.00–12.30: Students’ presentations: 3 papers, 30 minutes each

  • Mans Abrahamson (Rotterdam) Which preferences (should) count? A critical review of preference laundering practices in health state valuation studies
  • Ben Genta (UC Irvine) What do we mean by ‘normative’ decision theory?
  • Morten Luchtmann (Loraine) From Rational Addiction to present-biased preferences: The applied economics of cigarette consumption as political narrative structures

12.30–14.00: Lunch break

14.00–15.00: Tutorials: an invited speaker discusses with a student her/his paper in a one-to-one discussion

15.00–16.15: Lecture 2: Fumagalli: Theories of well-being and normative welfare economics

16.15–16.45: Coffee break

16.45–17.45: Students’ presentations: 2 papers, 30 minutes each

  • Oyku Ulusoy (Bristol) Behaviourism vs. Mentalism: Two Approaches to Decision Theory and the Normative Implications of Modelling Practice
  • Kevin Leportier (Paris 1) Normative Economics without Preferences? Opportunity Criterion, Anti-paternalism and Commitment

From 18.00: Guided tour of Como and light dinner at Pronobis

Tuesday June 28

9.00–10.15: L3: Thoma: What is risk aversion? Recent work in philosophical decision theory and its relevance to economics

10.15–11.00: Coffee break

11.00–12.30: Students’ presentations: 3 papers

  • Malvina Ongaro (Torino/Fino) Types of uncertainty in decision-making
  • Yam Mayaan (Tel Aviv) Reasoning about Reason – Methodological Differences in Savage’s and Aumann’s Subjective Expected Utility Theory
  • Eoin Perry (Bristol) On the Intrinsic Benefits of Pre-Analysis Plans for the Credibility and Ethics of Empirical Economics

12.30–14.00: Lunch break

14.00–15.00: Tutorials

15.00–16.15: L4: Hofmeyr: Real time elicitation and estimation of risk and time preferences

16.15–16.45: Students’ presentations: 1 paper

  • Annalisa Costella (Rotterdam) Toilsome Personal Growth and Theories of Instrumental Rationality

From 17.20: Visit to Torno by boat, and pizza back in Como

Wednesday, June 29

9.00–10.15: L5: Heilmann: The philosophy of science of financial economics

10.15–11.00: Coffee break

11.00–12.30: Students’ presentations: 3 papers

  • Sofia Blanco Sequeiros (Helsinki) Discordant Evidence, Evidential Reasoning, and Scientific Inference
  • Massimo Rusconi (Insubria) Computer Simulations as Iterated Analogies: a viable framework for the epistemology of simulation in the social sciences
  • Teemu Lari (Helsinki) The problems of macroeconomics as problems of objectivity

12.30–14.00: Lunch break

14.00–15.00: Tutorials

15.00–16.15: L6: Marchionni: Responsible economic modelling

16.15–16.45: Coffee break

16.45–17.45: Students’ presentations: 2 papers

  • Nadia Ruiz (Kansas) Economic Model Diversity and Policy Making
  • Edoardo Peruzzi (Siena) Economic models in the courtroom: a methodological approach

From 17.45: Free time

Faculty: visit to Cernobbio and dinner at Trattoria del Glicine; Students: dinner at Canottieri Lario

Thursday, June 30

9.00–10.15: L7: Tieffenbach: The explanatory power of unintended consequences

10.15–11.00: Coffee break

11.00–12.30: Students’ presentations: 3 papers

  • Andrew Allison (Calgary) Incentives, Incentivized Actions, Or Actions?: The Role of Incentives in Ontological Accounts of Institutions
  • Cristian Frasser (Del Valle) Definitions in economics: Farewell to essentialism
  • Akshath Jitendranath (Amsterdam) Optimization and Beyond

12.30–14.00: Lunch break

14.00–15.00: Tutorials

15.00–16.15: L8: Kincaid: Some developments in causal inference and their relevance to economics

16.15–16.45: Coffee break

16.45–17.45: Students’ presentations: 2 papers

  • Paul De Font-Reaulx (Michigan) Penelope and the Drinks
  • Alexey Upravitelev (St Petersburg) Behavioral Imperialism and Three Periods of Behavioral Economics

17.45–20.00: Free time

20.00–22.00: Dinner at Villa del Grumello

Friday, July 1

9.00–10.15: L9: Angner: Why science needs philosophy – and vice versa

10.15–11.00: Coffee break

11.00–12.30: Students’ presentations: 3 papers

  • Ruth Hinz (Rotterdam) Proportional representation: fair to the voter?
  • Lorenzo Gagliardi (Insubria) Do conspiracy theorists show proportionality and intentionality biases? A Conspirator Game
  • Marcos Picchio (Wisconsin-Madison) What Role Should Equipoise Play in Experimental Development Economics?

12.30–14.00: Lunch break

14.00–14.30: End-of-school meeting (students’ feedback for next schools)

14.30: End of school

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