Conference 2012

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Theoretical and empirical aspects of decision-making

University of Bristol

17 - 18 December 2012

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The cross-disciplinary Decision-making research group at the University of Bristol explores the relationship between theoretical and empirical aspects of decision-making using mathematical, computational and experimental methods. We will be hosting a two-day mini-conference to bring together theoreticians and experimentalists on 17 and 18 December 2012.

A flat fee of £100 is charged for conference attendance, which includes lunch and refreshments throughout the two days, as well as a three-course dinner at the Avon Gorge Hotel on 17 December. Conference participants are also eligible for reduced-rate accommodation at the Avon Gorge Hotel (more information is available here).

As well as the four keynote speakers who will be presenting their work, contributed talks will be given by many (if not all) participants. Our keynote speakers are:

David Schmeidler

David Schmeidler
Professor of Economics at the IDC in Herzlia and Professor Emeritus at TAU and OSU. Professor Schmeidler's research and publications concern decisions, games and micro-economics.

Andrew Colman

Andrew Colman
Professor of Psychology at the University of Leicester. Professor Colman's research interests include judgement and decision-making, especially game theory, experimental games and cooperative reasoning. He is also interested in the evolution of cooperation and psychometrics.

Mohammed Abdellaoui

Mohammed Abdellaoui
Affiliate Professor of Economics & Decision Sciences at HEC, Paris. Professor Abdellaoui is a specialist in risk and time perception and modelling for individual decisions and in organisations.

Ido Erev

Ido Erev
Professor of Behavioural Science at the Israel Institute of Technology. Professor Erev's current research projects include the economics of small decisions, cognitive biases in bird and human decision-makers and gentle rule enforcement.