We are organising the Symposium on Communication and Persuasion, to be held in St Andrews on 14-15 March (Saturday-Sunday), 2020. The keynote speakers include Emir Kamenica (University of Chicago), Joel Sobel (University of California – San Diego), and Tymofiy Mylovanov (Government of Ukraine and University of Pittsburgh). More details are here.
Andy Zapechelnyuk gave a talk on “Are There Ratatouille Restaurants? On Anticorrelation of Food Quality and Hygiene” at the School of Economics and Finance, University of St Andrews, UK, November 2019.
Anton Kolotilin gave a talk on “Persuasion Meets Delegation” at Sydney Economic Design Festival: Information, Markets and Mechanisms, November 13-15 2019, Sydney, Australia
The research paper titled “Optimal Quality Certification” by Andriy Zapechelnyuk is accepted for publication to American Economic Review: Insights.
Summary: Quality certification not only informs consumers, but also stimulates producers to supply better quality products. The paper studies a problem of quality certification in a moral hazard setting. It is shown that, under standard assumptions, simple certification systems, such as quality assurance rule and pass-fail rule, are optimal. The solution method involves interpreting the certification problem as a delegation problem.
Anton Kolotilin gave a talk on “Persuasion Meets Delegation” at the Economics Department, Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russian Federation, June 2019
Anton Kolotilin gave a talk on “Persuasion Meets Delegation” at the School of Economics and Finance, University of St Andrews, UK, May 2019
Andy Zapechelnyuk gave a talk on “Persuasion Meets Delegation” at Bristol-Kent-Southampton Workshop on Economic Theory, June 10-11 2019, Bristol, UK
Andy Zapechelnyuk organised a session on the frontiers of information design, persuasion and communication at the 2019 SAET Conference (Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory), Ischia, Italy, June 30-July 5.
The session featured the talks from leading specialists in the field:
- “Belief Management and Optimal Arbitration” by Johannes Schneider (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid), joint with Benjamin Balzer (University of Technology Sydney)
- “Persuasion for the Long Run” by James Best (Carnegie Mellon University), joint with Daniel Quigley (University of Oxford)
- “Optimal Persuasion with an Application to Media Censorship” by Andy Zapechelnyuk (St Andrews), joint with Anton Kolotilin (UNSW) and Tymofiy Mylovanov (University of Pittsburgh)
Anton Kolotilin gave a talk on “Persuasion Meets Delegation” at the Economics Department, University of Miami, FL, USA, April 2019
Anton Kolotilin gave a talk on “Persuasion Meets Delegation” at the Economics Department, Boston University, MA, USA, April 2019