Winner’s Curse? A Discussion on the 2020 Nobel Prize in Economics

On next Monday 2.11. TINT will host a seminar titled “Winner’s Curse? A Discussion on the 2020 Nobel Prize in Economics“. Speakers of the seminar are Hannu Vartiainen (University of Helsinki) and Beatrice Cherrier (CNRS & THEMA, University of Cergy Pontoise). The seminar takes place in Zoom from 2 to 5 pm.

Perspectives on Science is a weekly research seminar which brings together experts from science studies and philosophy of science. It is organized by TINT, the Centre for Philosophy of Social Science at the University of Helsinki. More information about the seminar here.

Hannu Vartiainen (University of Helsinki): “Auction theory – where’s the beef?”
Beatrice Cherrier (University of Cergy Pontoise): “Contexts for the development of auctions: intellectual, institutional, political”

Hannu Vartiainen is a Professor of Microeconomic Theory at the University of Helsinki and the Deputy Academic Director of the Helsinki Graduate School of Economics. His research concerns theoretical economics; game theory, mechanism design, decision theory, and social choice theory. He is currently studying dynamics of coalition formation and commitment in mechanism design.

Beatrice Cherrier is a historian of economics and an Associate Professor at the University of Cergy Pontoise. Her research concerns the transformation of economics from the 1960’s onwards, with a particular focus on the rise of applied economics. She also studies the effects of the rise of applied economics on the status and representation of women in economics.

If you want to participate, please contact tatu.nuotio(a) in order to get the Zoom link.