Workshop on Informational Herding Behavior

Venue: Institute of Economics, University of Copenhagen

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark

Event Date/Time: Sep 16, 2005 End Date/Time: Sep 18, 2005
Registration Date: Jun 15, 2005
Abstract Submission Date: May 15, 2005
Paper Submission Date: Sep 01, 2005
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Over the past 15 years there has been a rapidly growing interest in herding behavior modeled as an outcome of rational learning from others.
This workshop will provide a venue for the exchange of ideas among researchers in this field.

Some suggested areas of the field that can be covered in this workshop:

  • Variations on the basic theoretical models: exogenous/endogenous timing, free/costly signals, full/limited history observation, payoff function variations, etc.
  • Herd control: Manipulations of the herd by a social planner or other interested parties
  • Bounded rationality and herding
  • Herding in the lab: Experimental results
  • Applications: Consumers, investors, forecasters, financial markets, etc.

The initial plan is to have about 20 presentations in sequence.
Each speaker will get around 30-40 minutes for the presentation.

Funding: The research grant for Dynamic Economic Theory from the Danish Social Science Research Council provides financial support.
We can cover (reasonable) travel costs and local costs (hotel, food) for the speakers.
There will be free access to attend the talks for non-speakers, but please register in advance by email to Peter Norman Sørensen.

Scientific Committee: Christophe Chamley, Peter Norman Sørensen, Xavier Vives.

Practical Orgnization: Peter Norman Sørensen.

Call for Papers:
Anyone interested is invited to submit papers or extended abstracts by May 15.
Please send pdf-files by email to Peter Norman Sørensen.
The scientific committee aims to make decisions by June 1.
In order to secure hotel rooms, speakers with accepted papers must register by June 15, again with Peter Norman Sørensen.
By September 1, the final version of the paper must be submitted as a pdf-file, that will become available for public download from this site.