Sixth Annual Conference of the Society for Economic Measurement

On August 16-18, 2019 FLEX together with the research center SAFE hosted the Sixth Annual Conference of the Society for Economic Measurement at Goethe University Frankfurt.

             

Keynote speakers were Apostolos Serletis from the University of Calgary, Kjetil Storesletten from the University of Oslo, Erwin Diewert from the University of British Columbia, Richard Blundell from University College London, from Arthur Lewbel from Boston College, and Helmut Lütkepohl from Free University of Berlin.

The conference featured three sessions on “behavioral measurement” presenting new research on the foundations of behavioral measurement, the measurement of beliefs, and of preferences and behavioral heterogeneity in intertemporal choice.

Behavioral Measurement 1: Foundations
Session Chair: Michael Kosfeld, FLEX, Goethe University Frankfurt

    • “Time Will Tell: Recovering Preferences When Choices Are Noisy”
      Presented by Carlos Alos-Ferrer, University of Zurich
    • “Skewness Preference: A Definition”
      Presented by Sebastian Ebert, Frankfurt School of Finance and Management
    • “Using Response Times to Infer Preferences and Beliefs”
      Presented by Ian Krajbich, Ohio State University
    • “Limited Self-Knowledge and Measurement Error in Surveys”
      Presented by Thomas Neuber, University of Bonn

Behavioral Measurement 2: Beliefs
Session Chair: Florian Zimmermann, University of Bonn

    • “Measuring Beliefs and Ambiguity Attitudes About the Stock Market”,
      Presented by Hans-Martin von Gaudecker, University of Bonn
    • “Do People Value More Informative News?”
      Presented by Christopher Roth, Institute on Behavior and Inequality
    • “Subjective Models of the Macroeconomy: Evidence from Experts and a Representative Sample”
      Presented by Johannes Wohlfart, University of Copenhagen
    • “Memory and Belief Formation”
      Presented by: Florian Zimmermann, University of Bonn

Behavioral Measurement 3: Time Discounting
Session Chair: Florian Hett, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

    • “Learned Impatience: Delayed Feedback and Myopic Choice”
      Presented by David Poensgen, Goethe University Frankfurt
    • “Heterogeneous Agents in Intertemporal Choice: Theory and Experimental Evidence”
      Presented by Daniel Schunk, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
    • “Concentration Bias in Intertemporal Choice”
      Presented by Holger Gerhardt, University of Bonn
    • “Present Bias in Financial Decision Making”
      Presented by Florian Hett, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

More information about the conference is available here.