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Thursday, September 13, 2018

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Cognition and Decision Seminar Series - Colin Camerer Talk

Cognition and Decision Seminar Series - Colin Camerer Talk

September 13, 2018
4:15 pm - 5:30 pm


Greene Science Center, 9th floor Lecture Hall

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The Cognition and Decision Seminar Series brings together scholars from economics, psychology, neuroscience and other fields who are united by an interest in the cognitive mechanisms involved in decision making and related behavior, and the ways in which a better understanding of these mechanisms can lead to more accurate models of human behavior and more effective public policies. Research presented in the seminars employs a variety of methods, including but not limited to physiological measurement of nervous systems, observation of decision making in laboratory settings, computational modeling of decision processes, and normative analyses of optimal decisions subject to information constraints or limits on the complexity of processing.

The seminar meets from 4:15-5:30 PM, generally on Thursdays in the Greene Science Center, 9th floor Lecture Hall (press for directions). Registration is required, in order to allow entry to the building.

The seminar organizers are Mark Dean, Eric Johnson, Michael Shadlen, Daphna Shohamy, and Michael Woodford. The Cognition and Decision Seminar Series is jointly sponsored by the Cognitive and Behavioral Economics Initiative of the Department of Economics, and the Center for Decision Sciences of Columbia Business School.

To stay up to date on the seminar series, please join the mailing list.

Colin Camerer – “Using Visual Saliency in Game Theory”

Thursday, September 13, 2018, 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm

Greene Science Center, 9th floor Lecture Hall

We measure and study visual salience in two-player games, in which players both prefer to match choices of locations or one prefers match and the other mismatch (hide-and-seek). Visual salience is pre...

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4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
David Singer (MIT)

David Singer (MIT)

September 13, 2018

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Please join us at CUIPS on Thursday, September 13th for a talk from David Singer (MIT). David will be presenting a paper entitled, "Attitudes Toward Internal and Foreign Migration: Evidence from a Survey Experiment in China." The abstract appears below:

Abstract: We explore attitudes toward internal and foreign migration in China using an original survey experiment. If labor market competition drives attitudes, then residents will be opposed to migrants with comparable skill levels, regardless of migrant origin. If residents fear a dilution of their national identity, then they will be more opposed to foreign migration than internal migration. We test these arguments by randomly assigning respondents to answer questions about migrants with different skills levels and from either foreign countries or other provinces in China. We find that attitudes cleave universally over skill level, but the foreign-internal dimension is, on its own, not a salient cleavage in preferences. However, when considering high-skilled migrants, respondents are more supportive of foreign than internal migration; when considering low-skilled migrants, they are more opposed to foreign than internal migration. The results cast further doubt on material explanations for attitudes toward migration and suggest a reevaluation of cultural threat arguments that privilege nationality and national borders.

As always, we will meet in the Lindsay Rogers Room (707 IAB) and a light lunch will be served at 12:15pm, followed by David's talk at 12:30pm.


Thursday, 9/13, 4:20PM - Workshop on 20th Century Politics and Society - Professor Nadia Urbinati (Columbia)

Thursday, 9/13, 4:20PM - Workshop on 20th Century Politics and Society - Professor Nadia Urbinati (Columbia)

September 13, 2018
4:20PM to 6:20PM


Lehman Center, Room 406, IAB, 420 West 118th Street, New York, NY 10027

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The 20th Century Politics and Society Workshop (Ira Katznelson, Adam Tooze, and Jeremy Kessler, co-conveners) will hold its first meeting of the Fall semester on Thursday, September 13, 2018.

The Workshop brings together scholars in political science, history, sociology, anthropology, law, economics and related disciplines to consider issues of shared interest.

Professor Nadia Urbinati (Columbia, Political Science) will join the workshop to discuss material from her book, Democracy Disfigured, in light of recent debates about the "crisis of democracy."

The reading material and the remainder of the schedule is available on the workshop's web page:

The meeting will be held at 4:20 PM, in the Lehman Center, Room 406 IAB, 420 West 118th Street, New York, NY 10027.

4:20PM to 6:20PM


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