The Economics of Strategic Communication and Persuasion: Application to Ethics and Incentives in Scientific Research

samedi 28 oct 2017
De 9H à 18H

Sponsored jointly by CIRANO, CIREQ and CIRPÉE, this conference took place on Saturday October 28, 2017 in Montreal, Canada.


Ming Li (Concordia, CIREQ, and CIRANO to be)
Arianna Degan (UQAM and CIRPEE)
Tymofiy Mylovanov (University of Pittsburgh and Kyiv School of Economics)
Huan Xie (Concordia, CIREQ, and CIRANO)


Many economic and social situations feature a divergence between information and decision-making power. In such situations, the informed party may, through a variety of channels and methods, convey information to the uninformed party, so as to influence the latter’s decision. In recent decades, economics has turned its attention to formal analysis of strategic communication and persuasion. The focus is on the limits and potentials of communication and persuasion, as well as ways to enhance them so as to improve information transmission and decision-making. This year’s program included both theory and experiments, with considerable focus on the application to the conduct of scientific research and its influence of public policy.


When: Saturday, October 28, 2017, from 8:15 am to 6:30 pm

Where: Center for Interuniversity Research and Analysis of Organizations

1130, Sherbrooke West, 14th Floor
Montréal (Québec) H3A 2M8
514 985-4000
514 985-4039


Speakers' Presentations:

"Strategic Sample Selection"
Peter Norman Sørensen (University of Copenhagen)
Coauthors: Alfredo Di Tillio; Marco Ottaviani

"Strategic Sample Selection - Discussion"
René Kirkgaard (University of Guelph)

"Rules and commitment in communication"
Guillaume Fréchette (New York University)
Coauthors: Alessandro Lizzeri; Jacopo Perego

"Rules and commitment in communication - Discussion"
Radovan Vadovic (Carleton University)

"On the connection between persuasion and delegation"
Andy Zapechelnyuk (University of St Andrews)
Coauthor: Anton Kolotilin

"On the connection between persuasion and delegation - Discussion"
Deniz Dizdar (Université de Montréal and CIREQ)

"Persuasion bias in scientific research: An experiment"
Huan Xie (Concordia University, CIREQ, and CIRANO)
Coauthors: Arianna Degan; Ming Li

"Persuasion bias in scientific research: An experiment - Discussion"
Chris Cotton (Queen’s University)

"Bayesian persuasion: Evidence from the laboratory"
Quyen Nguyen (Utah State University)

"Bayesian persuasion: Evidence from the laboratory - Discussion"
Shih En Lu (Simon Fraser University and visiting Concordia University)

"On the value of persuasion by experts"
Odilon Câmara (University of Southern California)
Coauthor: Ricardo Alonso

"On the value of persuasion by experts - Discussion"
Maxim Ivanov (McMaster University)
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