The Department of Economics at TAMU participates at the ESA meeting in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. – Oct 23, 2014

Faculty and PhD students of the Department of Economics presented their research at the Economics Science Association (ESA) North American meeting in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The conference gathers some of the most important personalities and researchers of the Economic Science. This year the keynote speakers were John Kagel (Ohio State) and Rebecca Morton (NYU), both former faculty at Texas A&M University.

This year’s program included a special ceremony in memory of John Van Huyck, former faculty of our department, who died on September 11, 2014. The ceremony showed the great appreciation and respect for John, both as a researcher of great intellectual stature and as a great colleague in the discipline. Catherine Eckel, Alex Brown and  Ajalavat Viriyavipart (grad student) offered their personal memories of John, while David Cooper (FSU); friend, colleague and coauthor, put in perspective  John’s great contributions to the discipline of Experimental and Behavioral Economics.

The presenters and research topics during the conference were the following (in session order):

  • Ajalavat Viriyavipart, “Equilibrium Selection in Global Entry Games with Strategic Substitutes and Complements.”
  • Catherine Eckel, “Inconsistency Pays.”
  • Zhengzheng Wang, “An Experimental Analysis of the Non-constant-sum Colonel Blotto Game.”
  • Daniel Stephenson, “Evolutionary Preference Revelation Dynamics under School Choice Mechanisms.”
  • Haley Harwell, “When does Punishment Enhance Cooperation?”
  • José Gabriel Castillo, “Four Classic Public Goods Experiments: A replication study.”
  • Alexander Brown, “Exploding Offers with Experimental Consumer Goods.”