University of Bath

Governance of Institutions and Systems workshop

Join us for a two-day economics workshop. We'll discuss funding of public goods, resolution of externality problems and different forms of social organisation.

31 Jan 20199.45am
1 Feb 20195.30pm

This workshop is no longer running on campus today (1 February 2019) as the University campus is closed due to adverse weather.

In this workshop, we will focus on issues related to funding and provision of public goods, resolution of externality problems, and, more generally, to the debate on centralised verses decentralised forms of social organisation.

There will be six presentations each day, covering both academic perspectives and policy implications.

Governance of Institutions and Systems

This workshop is hosted by the Department of Economics and serves as an inaugural event for the new research theme: Governance of Institutions and Systems. The aim of this theme is to channel the research interests and expertise of colleagues in the Department (in mechanism design, public economics, contract theory, experimental economics and political economy) into shared research initiatives and policy perspectives.

We are keen to foster and enhance our links with academics worldwide as well as with research and policy institutes at the University of Bath and beyond.

Workshop schedule

31 January

Time Session Speaker
9.45am - 10am Welcome Remarks
10am - 1pm Morning Session
Donation-Based Crowdfunding with Refund Bonuses Robertas Zubrickas
Raising Capital from Heterogeneous Investors Eyal Winter
Impulse balance theory and cooperation in binary threshold public good games Edward Cartwright
1pm - 2.30pm Lunch break
2.30pm - 5.30pm Afternoon session
Equilibrium selection in interdependent value auctions Elnaz Bajoori
Tax Evasion, Embezzlement and Public Good Provision Alexander Matros
Coalition-proof social choice in large populations with single-peaked preferences, with an application to public-good provision Martin Hellwig

1 February

Time Session Speaker
10am - 1pm Morning Session
Optimal Allotment Design Laurent Lamy
Self-Allocation in Contests Karl Wärneryd
'Born this Way'?: Prenatal Exposure to Testosterone May Determine Behaviour in Competition and Conflict Subhasish Chowdhury
1pm - 2.30pm Lunch break
2.30pm - 5.30pm Afternoon session
Cheap Talk with Costly State Verification Javier Rivas
Game Theoretic Decidability and Undecidability Tai-Wei Hu
Strategically Simple Mechanisms Tilman Börgers

Download the schedule and paper abstracts