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Venice Summer Institute 

Workshop on 

Behavioral Political Economy

Venice International University, San Servolo,
21 - 22 July 2014

Monday, 21 July 2014

Session 1
The Lay of the Land
Chair: Arye Hillman

09:15 - 10:00 Keynote Lecture:
Committees and Voting: Applications of Experiments to Public Choice

CHARLES PLOTT (The California Institute of Technology)
Discussant: Frans Van Winden
10:00 - 10:45 Diminished-Dimensional Political Economy
RON HARSTAD (University of Missouri-Columbia) and Reinhard Selten
Discussant: Colin Kuehnhanss
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10:45 - 11:15 Coffee Break
11:15 - 12:00 Collective Choice and Individual Action: Education and Social Mobility in England
COLIN JENNINGS (Kings College, London)
Discussant: Yongjing Zhang
12:00 - 12:45 Hyperbolic Memory Discounting and the Political Business Cycle
T. SCOTT FINDLEY (Utah State University)
Discussant: Vincenzo Galasso
12:45- 13:45 Lunch


Session 2
Framing, Emotions, and Overconfidence
Chair: Urs Fischbacher

13:45 - 14:30 Choice in Politics: Equivalency Framing in Economic Policy Decisions and the Influence of Expertise 
COLIN KUEHNHANSS (Vrije Universiteit Brussel), Bruno Heyndels and Katharina Hilken 
Discussant: Scott E. Page
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14:30- 15:15 Political Economy with Affect: On the Role of Emotions and Relationships
FRANS VAN WINDEN (University of Amsterdam)
Discussant: Jan Schnellenbach
15:15- 16:00 Are Conservatives Overconfident? 
ERIK SNOWBERG (The California Institute of Technology) and Pietro Ortoleva
Discussant: Chee Kian Leong
16:00- 16:30 Coffee Break


Session 3
Behavioral Constitutional Economics
Chair: Heinrich Ursprung

16:30 - 17:15 Choosing a Future based on the past: Institutions, Behavior, and Path Dependence 
Jenna Bednar, Andrea Jones-Rooy and SCOTT PAGE (University of Michigan)
Discussant: Ron Batchelder
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17:15 - 18:00 The Prince and the Pauper: Fairness through Thick and Thin Veils of Ignorance
CHEE KIAN LEONG (Universtiy of Nottingham, Ningbo)
Discussant: Ron Harstadt
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18:00 - 18:45 Towards Behavioral Political Economy of Institutional Change: with Field Facts from China
YONGJING ZHANG (University of Ottawa) and Mei Wang
Discussant: Arianna Degan
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19:30 Conference Dinner on San Servolo


Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Session 4
Behavioral Voting
Chair: Frans van Winden

08:30 - 09:15 Keynote Lecture:
Other-Regarding Voting

REBECCA MORTON (New York University)
Discussant: Arye Hillman
09:15 - 10:00 Psychologicallyy-Based Voting with Uncertainty
ARIANNA DEGAN (Université du Québec a Montréal) and Ming Li
Discussant: Urs Fischbacher
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10:00 - 10:30 Coffee Break
10:30 - 11:15 Clan-based Democracy
ARYE HILLMAN (Bar-Ilan University), Kfir Metsuyanim and Niklas Potrafke
Discussant: Erik Snowberg
11:15 - 12:00 So Closed: Political Selection in Proportional Systems
VINCENZO GALASSO (Bocconi University) and Tommaso Nannicini
Discussant: Heinrich Ursprung
12:00 - 12:50 Behavioral Political Choice: A Survey
Jan Schnellenbach and CHRISTIAN SCHUBERT (Brandenburg University of Technology)
Discussant: Charles Plott, Colin Jennings and T. Scott Findley
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12:50- 14:00 Lunch and End of Conference


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