CIBS Conference 2019: Social Interaction in Epistemology and in Economics

Center for Information and Bubble Studies are hosting a conference on "Social Interaction in Epistemology and in Economics" on May 29-31, 2019. The conference is thought as a meeting of the minds arrangement between the Center for Information and Bubble Studies and the French/German research project Collected Attitude Formation (ColAForm).  The two research environments share an interest in the social aspects of information dynamics.  Topics touched at the conference will include higher-order knowledge and beliefs in groups, decision making in groups (incl. e.g. norms, herding and bubbles), social influence, voting and group deliberation, aggregation of information in groups, and social influence, with both conceptual, formal and empirically based talks.

Keynote speakers include:

  • Professor Pierpaolo Battigalli, University of Boconi
  • Professor Åsa Wikforss, University of Stockholm
  • Professor Richard Bradley, London School of Economics and Political Science

Preliminary program:

Wednesday, May 29th 

09:00-09:30    Welcome and Coffee

09:30-09:45     Introductory remarks by Vincent F. Hendricks, University of Copenhagen

09:45-10:45   Keynote by Professor Åsa Wikforss, University of Stockholm

The Philosophy and Psychology of Knowledge Resistance

10:45-11:25 Robin Engelhardt, University of Copenhagen

“The Wisdom of Threads”

11:25-11:40    Break

11:40-12:20     Paolo Galeazzi, University of Copenhagen

“Strategic Reasoning Online: Experiments on the Beauty Contest”

12:20-13:00   Jean Baccelli, Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy

"Support for Geometric Pooling" (joint work with Rush Stewart)

13:00-14:00    Lunch

14:00-14:40     Peter Norman Sørensen, University of Copenhagen

“Rational Social Learning with Random Sampling” (joint work with Lones Smith (University of Wisconsin)

14:40-15:20   Dominik Klein, University of Bayreuth, and Johannes Marx, University of Bamberg

Selfish beliefs: On the epistemic quality of collective decision mechanisms

15:20-15:40    Break

15:40-16:20   Jan-Willem Romeijn, University of Groningen

 “Epistemic diversity and Editor Decisions” (with Remco Heesen)


Thursday, May 30th

09:00-09:15    Coffee

 09:15-10:15     Keynote by Professor Pierpaolo Battigalli, Bocconi University

"Beliefs, Plans, and Perceived Intentions in Dynamic Games"

 10:15-10:55     Denis Bonnay, Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense

“Predicting new trends: do we need more than what bots can scrap?” joint work with Quoc-Trieu LE (Paris Dauphine University)

 10:55-11:15    Break

 11:15-11:55   Huihui Ding, Université de Cergy-Pontoise

"Does deliberation improve the reliability of epistemic democracy?"

 11:55-12:35     Rasmus Kræmmer Rendsvig, University of Copenhagen

“If everybody shares it, it must be true! Using social network diffusion for post quality evaluation”

 12:35-13:35    Lunch

 13:35-14:15     Hanna van Lee, University of Copenhagen

“Greater fools reasoning and overpricing”

 14:15-14:55    Olivier Roy and Soroush Rafiee Rad, University of Bayreuth

“Deliberation, Single-Peakedness and Voting Cycles” 

 14:55-15:15    Break

 15:15-17:15     ColaForm Yearly Meeting


Friday, May 31st

09:00-09-15    Coffee

09:15-10:15   Keynote by Professor Richard Bradley, London School of Economics and Political Science

“Deliberation and Attitude Formation in Groups”

10:15-10:55     Laurs Randbøll Leth, University of Copenhagen
"Information-based trading in high-frequency market microstructure"

10:55-11:15    Break

11:15-11:55   Thomas Bolander, Technical University of Denmark

“Dynamics of greater fools reasoning and overpricing”

11:55-12:10     Concluding words by Rasmus Rendsvig

12:10-13:00    Lunch