news archive

Here we post the archive of news regarding the network, i.e., any past actitivities by its members, visitors and related events in the region.


  • 7th Centre for Mathematical Social Science (CMSS) Summer Workshop, February 18-20, 2016, Auckland

    The Centre for Mathematical Social Science (CMSS) hosted its 7th Summer Workshop at the University of Auckland on 18-20 February 2016. The CMSS is an inter-disciplinary research centre whose members include mathematicians, computer scientists, philosophers and economists.
    Topics included:
    - multi-winner voting rules
    - stochastic choice
    - complexity in social choice and political science
    - proportional representation
    - comparative analysis of existing electoral systems
    - experiments in political science and social choice
    Contributions on other topics related to computational social science were also very welcome.
    The Workshop included tutorials on:
    Basics of experimental research in economics ( Valery Pavlov , University of Auckland) PREFLIB: An online library for preferences ( Nick Mattei , NICTA, Australia).
    The Workshop concluded with a discussion panel on the role of exact sciences and experimental methods in social choice and political science, chaired by Keith Dowding (Australian National University).
    Click here for more info about the event.


    34th Edition of the Australasian Economic Theory Workshop (AETW2016), hosted by Monash University, Caufield Campus, February 11-12, 2016, Melbourne

    The 2016 edition of the AETW was hosted by Monash University. The AETW is an annual meeting of theoretical economists in the Australasian region. It traditionally provides a forum to present, discuss, and exchange ideas in economic theory, and to foster collaborative research projects.
    Organising and Program Committee (all Monash): Stephen King , Chongwoo Choe , Nicholas Feltovich , Ratbek Dzhumashev , Matthew Leister , and Zhijun Chen .
    For more info about the event, visit the event website.


    3rd ATE Symposium hosted by the University of Auckland Business School, December 14-15, 2015, Auckland

    A two day conference on the theme of "Advances in Industrial Economics, Competition Policy and Regulation" was held on 15 - 16 December as the 3rd Symposium of the ATE Research Network. The conference was hosted by the University of Auckland Business School and held at the Owen G Glenn Building, Level 0. The broad aim of the ATE Symposium is to facilitate the dialogue between economists and antitrust authorities by presenting and discussing advances in antitrust and competition policy theory and practice.
    Keynote Speaker: Luis Cabral (NYU).
    Other speakers included economists from academic institutions in the region and the New Zealand Commerce Commission.
    3rd ATE Symposium Organising Committee:
    Tim Hazledine, Steffen Lippert, John Panzar.
    3rd ATE Symposium Program Committee:
    Zhijun Chen, Simona Fabrizi, Tim Hazledine, Steffen Lippert, Hodaka Morita, John Panzar, and Matthew Ryan.
    For more info about the event, visit the event webpage.

    33rd Edition of the Australasian Economic Theory Workshop (AETW2015), was hosted by Deakin University, February 12-13, 2015, Melbourne

    The 2015 edition of the AETW was hosted by the School of Accounting, Economics and Finance, Deakin University. The AETW is an annual meeting of theoretical economists in the Australasian region. It traditionally provides a forum to present, discuss, and exchange ideas in economic theory, and to foster collaborative research projects.
    The keynote speakers for this 2015 edition of the AETW were: Hector Chade (Arizona State University), Andy McLennan (University of Queensland), Utku Unver (Boston College).
    Program Committee: Nejat Anbarci (Deakin), Nick Feltovich (Monash), Pedro Gomis-Porqueras (Deakin), Andy McLennan (UQ) , and Claudio Mezzetti (Melbourne).
    Organisers: Ching Jen Sun (Chair), Hao Ja , Randy Silvers, Xueli Tang , and Samarth Vaidya .
    For more info about the event, visit http://www.deakin.edu.au/business/economics/aetw


    2nd ATE Symposium was hosted by UNSW, December 15-16, 2014, Sydney

    A two day conference on the theme of "Antitrust Economics and Competition Policy: Mergers, Partnerships, and Innovation" was hosted on 15 - 16 December as the 2nd Symposium of the ATE Research Network. The conference was sponsored and organised by UNSW's School of Economics and held at Crowne Plaza Coogee in Sydney, Australia.
    The broad aim of this conference was to facilitate the dialogue between economists and antitrust authorities by presenting and discussing advances in antitrust and competition policy theory and practice.
    Keynote Speakers were Michael Whinston (MIT) and Stephen King (Monash).
    Other speakers included economists from academic institutions in the region and antitrust authorities in Australia, New Zealand, Korea, and Japan.
    2nd ATE Symposium Organization Committee:
    Juan Carlos Carbajal, Jay Pil Choi, Simona Fabrizi, Arghya Ghosh, Steffen Lippert, and Hodaka Morita (Chair).
    For more info about the event, visit http://ate.massey.ac.nz/2nd_ATE_Symposium.html


    6th Centre for Mathematical Social Science Summer Workshop, December 8-12, 2014, Auckland

    The Centre for Mathematical Social Science (CMSS) held its 6th Summer Workshop at the University of Auckland in the week of 8-12 December 2014. The CMSS is an inter-disciplinary research centre whose members include mathematicians, computer scientists, philosophers and economists. Information on the CMSS, and details of previous Workshops, can be found here . The 2014 theme was diffusion in social networks, but submissions on any aspect of mathematical social science were also welcome.
    Keynote Speakers in the workshop: Matthew Jackson (Stanford U), Damon Centola (U Pennsylvania).
    There was no fee for participating in the Workshop.
    Organisers: Patrick Girard (U Auckland), Dion O'Neale (U Auckland), and Mark Wilson (U Auckland).
    Click here for more info about the event.


    7th Trans Pacific Labor Seminar (TPLS2014), August 8-9, 2014, hosted by the University of New South Wales, Sydney

    The Trans Pacific Labor Seminar (TPLS) was founded by Takao Kato and Peter Kuhn in 2007 to begin a much-needed process of international academic integration of labor economists in the Pacific Rim. Since then, the TPLS has been holding annual meetings in the United States and Japan. This year the TPLS is pleased to expand its scope and hold its annual meeting in Australia, hosted by the School of Economics at the Australian School of Business, UNSW.
    Venue: Crowne Plaza Hotel, 242 Arden Street in Coogee, Sydney NSW.
    Click here for a full programme of the event. Papers or presentation slides were made available on the event website.
    Local Organization Committee: Geni Dechter, Isabella Dobrescu, Xiaodong Fan, Elisabetta Magnani, Hodaka Morita (Chair) , Carolina Roberts, Tess Stafford, Cheng-Tao Tang.


    2nd Summer School on Decision-Marking Under Uncertainty, July 8-11, 2014, hosted by the Warwick Business School, UK

    Click here for more info about the event and here for a full programme of the Summer School.


    UNSW-UQ Political Economy Workshop, July 10, 2014, Sydney.

    Organisers: Marco Faravelli (UQ), Gabriele Gratton (UNSW), and Carlos Pimienta (UNSW).
    Keynote Speakers in the workshop: Massimo Morelli (Columbia U), Matías Nunez (U Cergy-Pontoise), and Guillem Riambau-Armet (Yale-NUS).
    Click here for more info about the event and here for a full programme of the workshop.


    14th Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory Conference (SAET2014), August 19-21, 2014, in Tokyo

    The event was organized in cooperation with Waseda University. The conference Chair was Mamoru Kaneko.
    The conference featured the following Keynote Speakers:
    Kiyotaki, Nobuhiro (Princeton University, USA): "Financial Crisis and Public Policy"
    Polemarchakis, Herakles (University of Warwick, UK): "Intervention in Market Economies"
    Liu, Fenrong (Tsinghua University, China): "Emergence of Preferences from the Logical Perspective"
    For more information, please visit the SAET 2014 Conference page .


    Australasian Economic Theory Workshop (AETW), 6-7 February 2014

    The AETW 2014 was hosted by the Research School of Economics (RSE), at the Australian National University, Canberra.
    The 2014 edition of the AETW was in honor of Professor Richard Cornes, who retired after a very distinguished career. Among many other achievements, Professor Richard Cornes has developed the theory of aggregative games and has influenced the theory of public and club goods. He has taught at the ANU, University of Nottingham, Manchester University, among others, and published books and articles in leading journals such as Journal of Political Economy, American Economic Review, Econometrica, and Quarterly Journal of Economics.
    Invited speakers were: Ted Bergstrom (University of California, Santa Barbara) and Simon Grant (University of Queensland).
    Organisers: Jose Rodrigues-Neto, Michael Rapp, and Kieron Meagher (all from The Australian National University).
    For more info about the event, click here.

    International Workshop on 'Unawareness', 29-30 January 2014

    Here is the original message/invitation from Jeff Kline:
    Dear Colleague, You are invited to an International Workshop on Unawareness to be held on 29-30 January 2014 at the University of Queensland. The scope of the workshop includes unawareness and related areas of epistemic logic, game theory, and experimental economics.
    If you have some interest, please let us know by 1 December 2013. Hope to see you in Queensland.
    Sincerely, Jeff Kline.


    Australasian Economic Theory Workshop (AETW), 14-15 February 2013

    The AETW 2013 was hosted by the School of Economics at the University of Queensland.
    The keynote speakers were: Rudolf Müller (Maastricht University) - William H. Sandholm (University of Wisconsin) - Balázs Szentes (London School of Economics).
    Organisers: Juan Carlos Carbajal (UQ), Priscilla Man (UQ), and Stuart McDonald (UQ). For more info about the event, visit http://bit.ly/Q6qRrt

    Workshop on Epistemic Game Theory, 17-18 February 2013

    Dov Samet (Tel Aviv University) visited the Economics Department at the University of Auckland in February 2013 and was a speaker in a two day workshop on epistemic game theory. Organiser: John Hillas (University of Auckland).

    7th Pan-Pacific Conference on Game Theory, 21-24 February 2013

    The School of Economics at the University of Adelaide hosted the 7th Pan-Pacific Conference on Game Theory. Organiser: Dmitriy Kvasov (University of Adelaide).
    For more info about the event, visit http://economics.adelaide.edu.au/events/7PPCGT/.

    Mini-Workshop on Dynamic Mechanism Design, 18 March 2013

    The School of Economics and Finance (Albany) at Massey University hosted a one-day workshop with Guest Lecturer Francis Bloch (Paris School of Economics, then Ecole Polytechnique) on the theme of Dynamic Mechanism Design. Organiser: Simona Fabrizi (Massey). Sponsorship: ATE research network. For more info about the schedule of the mini-workshop, see attached flier.

    CMSS Workshop on Mathematical Economics, 21-22 March 2013

    The Centre for Mathematical Social Science (CMSS) at The University of Auckland (New Zealand) hosted its 4th Summer Workshop, with focus on 'Mathematical Economics'. Sponsorship: The University of Auckland and the ATE research network.
    For more information about this event visit http://cmss.auckland.ac.nz/meetings/summer-workshop-2012-13/.

    Call for Paper for Special Issue to appear in Games

    Special Issue on "Contract Theory" Edited by Tim Worrall (Edinburgh).
    A special issue of "Games" (ISSN 2073-4336), an Open-Access Journal.
    Topics: This special issue is intended to reflect the richness and variety of contract theory. Among the general topics of research to be considered are: 1) Relational contracts 2) Incomplete contracts 3) Limited enforcement 4) Financial and credit contracts.
    Deadline for manuscript submissions was: 1 April 2013.
    Guest Editor: Tim Worrall, University of Edinburgh (E-Mail: Tim.Worrall@ed.ac.uk)
    Find more information here.

    Southern Workshop in Macroeconomics, 26-27 April 2013

    Victoria University of Wellington hosted the 2013 Southern Workshop in Macroeconomics.
    The keynote speakers were: Michael B. Devereux (University of British Columbia, NBER and CEPR) and Robert Kollmann (Université Libre de Bruxelles and the CEPR). Flier for this event was here.

    2nd International Workshop on Game Theory, Epistemic Logic, and Related Topics, 27-30 August 2013

    Venue: The University of Tsukuba, Japan.
    Organisers: Mamoru Kaneko (Tsukuba), Eizo Akiyama (Tsukuba), Ryuichiro Ishikawa (Tsukuba), and Jeffrey J. Kline (UQ). For more info about the event, see flier of the workshop.

    ISCR Conference on 'Public-Private Partnerships: Building Infrastructure for the Future', 28-29 August 2013

    Venue: Old Government Buildings at the Pipitea Campus of Victoria University at Wellington.
    The keynote speaker was: Ronald Fischer (University of Chile). For more info about the event visit the ISCR website.
    Read more on PPPs in an article by Matthew Ryan on page 10 of Issue #40 of the ISCR Newsletter.

    Workshop on 'Inductive Game Theory and Related Topics', 2-3 December 2013

    FYI, here is the original message/invitation from Jeff Kline:
    Dear Colleagues, I am organising a small workshop on Inductive Game Theory and Related Topics to be held on 2-3 December 2013 at the University of Queensland. The scope of the workshop includes related areas of epistemic logic, game theory, experimental economics, and philosophy. We aim to exchange information and opinions related to these subjects, and also emphasize discussions on them. If you are interested in attending or presenting your work at the workshop, please let me know by 1 November.
    Sincerely, Jeff Kline.

    5th Centre for Mathematical Social Sciences (CMSS) Summer Workshop on 'Mechanism Design', 10-11 December 2013

    Venue: University of Auckland.
    Confirmed Guest Speakers were: Claudio Mezzetti (University of Melbourne); Shmuel Oren (University of California, Berkeley), Sponsored by the Energy Centre and EPOC at the University of Auckland; Ludovic Renou (Essex University); Frank Wolak (Stanford University), Sponsored by ATE and Massey University.
    Click here for a "Call for Participation" and visit the CMSS website for further info about this event.

    1st Applied and Theoretical Economics (ATE) Symposium on 'Competition Policy Issues: Theory Meets Practice', 12-13 December 2013

    Venue: Massey University, Albany Campus.
    Confirmed Guest Speakers were: Frank Wolak (Stanford University), Jay Pil Choi (Michigan State and New South Wales Universities), Lilla Csorgo (Chief Economist, Competition Branch, New Zealand Commerce Commission), Carl Hansen (Chief Executive, New Zealand Electricity Authority), Koki Arai (Senior Researcher for Economic Analysis Japan Fair Trade Commission and Competition Policy Research Centre), Lew Evans (Victoria University of Wellington), Toby Daglish (ISCR Research Director), Hodaka Morita and Arghya Ghosh (both USNW).
    The Program Committee consisted of Simona Fabrizi (Massey), Steffen Lippert (Otago) and Hodaka Morita (UNSW).
    For more info about the event, visit the 1st ATE Symposium website.

    Reserve Bank of New Zealand Conference on 'Monetary Policy in Open Economies', 16-17 December 2013

    Confirmed Guest Speakers were: Barry Eichengreen (University of California, Berkeley) and Martin Uribe (Columbia University).
    Organising Committee: Punnoose Jacob and Ozer Karagedikli (both at the Reserve Bank of New Zealand), Martin Berka, Christie Smith and Christoph Thoenissen (all Victoria University of Wellington).
    Click here for a "Call for Papers".


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ATE visitors

visitors

Visitors to the ATE network (Auckland region) so far were Frank A. Wolak (invite by the Massey University), Jay Pil Choi (invite by the Massey University), Lilla Csorgo (invite by the Massey University), Carl Hansen (invite by the Massey University), Koki Arai (invite by the Massey University), Lew Evans (invite by the Massey University), Toby Daglish (invite by the Massey University), Hodaka Morita (invite by the Massey University), Arghya Ghosh (invite by the Massey University), Steffen Lippert (invite by the Massey University), Alberto Motta (invite by the Massey University), Isabella Dobrescu (invite by the Massey University), Dorian Owen (invite by the Massey University), Uwe Dulleck (invite by the Massey University), Gergely Horváth (invite by the Massey University), Francis Bloch (joint invite by Massey and Otago Universities), Richard Cornes (joint invite by Massey and Auckland Universities), Clemens Puppe (invite by the University of Auckland/CMSS), and Guillem Roig (invite by Massey University).

research seminars in the region