Tsinghua BEAT 2018

Tsinghua Conference on Behavioral, Experimental and Theoretical Economics

(Tsinghua BEAT 2018)

July 9-10, 2018

Shunde 418 (舜德楼418), School of Economics and Management

Tsinghua University, Beijing

Keynote speakers:

Jacob Goeree, University of New South Wales

Ed Hopkins, University of Edinburgh

Alvin Roth, Stanford University (2012 Nobel Laureate in Economics)

We are pleased to announce the 2018 Tsinghua Conference on Behavioral, Experimental and Theoretical Economics (shortened as Tsinghua BEAT). The conference will be held on the campus of Tsinghua University, at the School of Economics and Management, in Beijing on July 9-10, 2018

Program Overview:

Detailed paper schedule: Tsinghua BEAT 2018 (PDF)

Conference websitehttp://tinyurl.com/tsinghuabeat

Monday July 9th

Session Chair:  Tracy Xiao Liu

09:00 – 10:00    The Favored but Flawed Simultaneous Multiple Round Auction, Jacob Goeree*(joint with Nick Bedard, Philippos Louis, and Jingjing Zhang)

Information and Communication    Session Chair:  Tracy Xiao Liu

10:15 – 10:45   Optimal Dynamic Information Acquisition, Weijie Zhong* (Columbia)

10:45 – 11:15   Robust Persuasion of a Privately Informed Receiver, Ju Hu and Xi Weng* (Peking)

11:15 – 11:45   Ambiguous Persuasion, Dorian Beauchêne, Jian Li* (McGill) and Ming Li

Market Design    Session Chair:  Alexander White

13:00 – 13:30   Core of Convex Matching Games, Xingye Wu* (Columbia/Tsinghua)

13:30 – 14:00   A Dynamic College Admission Mechanism in Inner Mongolia: Theory and Experiment, Binglin Gong and Yingzhi Liang* (Michigan)

14:00 – 14:30 Obvious Mistakes in a Strategically Simple College Admissions 

Environment: Causes and Consequences, Ran I. Shorrer and Sándor Sóvágó* (Groningen)

Information Preference    Session Chair: Xingye Wu

14:45 – 15:15  Lone Wolf or Herd Animal? Information Choice and Social Learning, John Duffy, Ed Hopkins and Tatiana Kornienko* (Edinburgh)

15:15 – 15:45  Information Avoidance and Medical Screening: A Field Experiment in China, Yufeng Li, Juanjuan Meng, Changcheng Song* (NUS) and Kai Zheng

Chen Daisun Lecture, Main Auditorium, Weilun Buiding, chaired by Yingyi Qian, Dean of School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University

16:15 – 17:30  Repugnant Transactions and Forbidden Markets, Alvin Roth, Stanford University, 2012 Nobel Laureate in Economics

Tuesday July 10th

Session Chair:  Alexander White

09:00 – 10:00   Price Dispersion and Cycles: Theory and Experiment, Ed Hopkins* (joint with Tim Cason and Dan Friedman)

Development    Session Chair:  Xingye Wu

10:15 – 10:45   Targeting High Ability Entrepreneurs Using Community Information: Mechanism Design In The Field, N. Rigol, R. Hussam and Benjamin Roth* (Harvard)

10:45 – 11:15   Prosocial Compliance in P2P Lending: A Natural Field Experiment, Ninghua Du, Lingfang Li* (Fudan), Tian Lu and Xianghua Lu

11:15 – 11:45   An Experimental Study of the Competitive Saving Motive, Hanming Fang, Binglin Gong* (East China Normal), and Shang-Jin Wei

Reputation and Risk    Session Chair:  Jie Zheng

13:00 – 13:30   Reputation Effects under Interdependent Values, Harry Di Pei* (Northwestern)

13:30 – 14:00   The Persistent Power of Promises, Florian Ederer* (Yale) and Frédéric Schneiderz

14:00 – 14:30   Intertemporal Consumption with Risk: A Revealed Preference Analysis, Joshua Lanier, Bin Miao* (SUFE), John Quah and Songfa Zhong

Cognitive Biases    Session Chair:  Jie Zheng

14:45 – 15:15   Tree construction and backward induction: a mobile experiment, Konrad Grabiszewski and Alex Horenstein* (Miami)

15:15 – 15:45   Are People Aware of Their Inattention: Evidence from Credit Card Repayment, Jiajun Jiang, Yi-Tsung Lee, Yu-Jane Liu and Juanjuan Meng* (Peking)

15:45 – 16:15   Does Haze Cloud Decision Making? A Natural Laboratory Experiment, Soo Hong Chew, Wei Huang and Xun Li* (Wuhan)

16:15 – 16:30 Economic Research at Didi, Zhixi Wan (Oregon/Didi) 

16:30 – 16:35 Acknowledgement, Yan Chen (Michigan/Tsinghua)

Organizing Committee:

Chong-En Bai

Yan Chen

Ming Gao

Audrey Hu

Tracy Xiao Liu

Alex White

Jie Zheng

Xiaohan Zhong 

Programs from Previous Years:

2017 Tsinghua BEAT conference

Registration information:

We welcome colleagues who will not be presenting at the conference to attend the entire conference. If you would like to come, please email Ms. Guan Wang, by July 1, 2018, at wangguan@sem.tsinghua.edu.cn with the following information:

  • - your name and salutation (Professor; Doctor; Ms.; Mr., etc.)

  • - your affiliation, and

  • - the days you will be attending the conference.

This will help us to arrange name tags and food for everyone.

During the conference, lunch, coffee and tea will be provided to all participants. Conference dinners will be reserved for speakers and registered spouses. 


We thank the Department of Economics and the National Institute for Fiscal Studies at Tsinghua University, and Didi Chuxing for their financial support of our conference.