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Consumer Behaviour conference

CONSUMER BEHAVIOUR AND BOUNDED RATIONALITY

June 23 & 24, 2006
Institute for Fiscal Studies, 7 Ridgmount Street, London

If you wish to attend this conference, please send an email to Glen Bowness .

Provisional Programme

Friday

 

10:30-11:00

Registration and Coffee

11:00

James Banks (joint with Zöe Oldfield)
"Understanding pensions: cognitive function, numerical ability and retirement saving"

11:30

Alex Gaudeul and Bob Sugden
"Is it possible to exploit innumerate consumers with confusing contract terms?"

12:30-1:30

Sandwich lunch

1:30

Xavier Gabaix (joint with Sumit Agarwal, John Driscoll and David Laibson)
"Two steps forward, one step back: the dynamics of learning and backsliding in the consumer credit market" and "Eureka!: Who finds and who fails to find dominating financial strategies"

2:30-3:00

Break

3:00

Dan Goldstein
"Consumer preferences for investmentproducts"

3:45

Peter Lukacs
"Experience from a consumer protection authority"

4:30-5:00

Break

5:00-6:00

Rani Spiegler (joint with Kfir Eliaz)
"Consideration Sets and Competitive Marketing"

   

Saturday

 

9:30

Fiona Scott Morton
"The endowment effect in the market for used cars"

10:30-10:45

Break

10:45

Emir Kamenica
"Contextual inference in markets: on the informational content of product lines"

11:45-12:00

Break

12:00

Tina Chang, Catherine Waddams and Chris Wilson
"Do consumers switch to the best supplier?"

1.00-2.00

Sandwich lunch

2:00

Glenn Ellison (joint with Sara Fisher Ellison)
"Internet retail demand: taxes, geography and online/offline competition"

3:00-3:15

Break

3:15

Jesse Shapiro
"A 'memory-jamming' theory of advertising"

4:15

END

Organized by:

ESRC Centre for Economic Learning and Social Evolution (ELSE)
ESRC Centre for Competition Policy (CCP)

The support of the Economic and Social Research Council (UK) is gratefully acknowledged.

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