5th workshop on behavioural game theory 5th workshop on behavioural game theory

11 - 12 July 2019 | Norwich


This year’s fifth annual workshop on Behavioural Game Theory was hosted by the School of Economics at the King’s Centre in Norwich. Behavioural Game Theory is the study of strategic interaction using methods of game theory, experimental economics and psychology.

The workshop included three keynote speakers. Alessandro Lizzeri (New York University, Stern School of Business), kicked off the workshop on Thursday, 11 July, with an experimental study showing how rules and commitment can shape communication. After a number of interesting talks Maria Montero (University of Nottingham) closed the first day with her keynote lecture on hidden information. She provided experimental evidence about the kind of naivety that experimental subjects exhibit in this context. On the Friday, Erik Eyster (London School of Economics) presented a theoretical study that addressed errors in social inference and their consequences for finding the truth.

The workshop featured talks on the topic of information disclosure and Bayesian persuasion as well as contributions in the wider field of Behavioural Game Theory. Across the two days of the workshop, researchers addressed interesting topics such as disclosure of verifiable information under competition, benign and self-serving information reduction, teams and individuals in repeated prisoner’s dilemma games, information defaults in public good provision, news sharing on social networks, and many others.

Details of the 2020 edition of this workshop will be made available in due course.