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Group Seminars

14:00-16:00 - Aula Fermi
Piero Gottardi
(Department of Economics European University Institute)
Social Security and Risk Sharing Piero Gottardi
Abstract to be announced

Past Seminars

14:00-16:30 Sala degli Stemmi
Elena Fenili, Francesca Nenci, Angelica Attolico, Alessia Messina, Esra Gulfidan
(Unicredit - Political Studies Group)
Political Risk Assessment
In this seminar a team of analysts of the Unicredit Group Political Studies Research Unit will introduce the problem of assessment of political risk. After a general introduction the following topics will be covered:
- goals of the construction of a rating methodology for political risk
- how to analyze political risk and its impact in the operations of a large bank
- how to integrate different kinds of macroindicators
- construction of a rating and its evaluation in concrete examples
15:00-17:00 Aula Dini (Building 6 on this map)
Fernando Vega-Redondo
(Department of Economics European University Institute)
Title: Networks emerging in a volatile world
The paper proposes a stochastic dynamic model where agent behavior and the underlying social network coevolve in a setup with high link volatility, i.e. with connections subject to fast "obsolescence" and decay. Under these conditions, our objective is to understand whether, and how, a widely networked society may ever arise and then remain in place. A key feature of the model is that only agents displaying the same behavior form new links, while their common behavior remains in place as long as their link is maintained. This leads to a tight interplay between link creation and behavioral change in the dynamics of the system. The main contribution of the paper is three-fold. First, we find that, depending on the level of volatility, the model produces a wide range of possible behavior: sharp and gradual transitions, dense and sparse networks, or unique and multiple outcomes. Second, we show that this rich performance unfolds in a very different manner within different time horizons (e.g. concerning its reversibility or dependence on initial conditions). Third, we develop mathematical tools that integrate the analysis of these different horizons and also afford a full characterization of the predictions induced in each case.
11 March 2010
15:30-17:30 Aula Dini (Building 6 on this map)
Luigi Marengo
(Laboratory of Economics and Management, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa)
Object construction in collective decisions
Economic models of decision making usually start with a problem of choice among exogenously given and ôsimpleö alternatives. On the contrary, choice is often among objects that are constructed by individuals or institutions as complex bundles made up of many interdependent components. This pre-choice process of construction of the objects of choice is largely left unexplored in the literature. In the seminar I will present a model in which alternatives are bundles of interacting constituent elements and discuss how the power of constructing such objects can largely determine collective outcomes. Applications to social choice and to organizational decision making will be discussed.
10 December2009
16:00-18:00, Aula Mancini
Peter Welch: Decision-making by borrowers and lenders ahead of the financial crisis
8 October 2009
14:30-15:30, Collegio Puteano
Martina Fedel: Un approccio probabilistico alla rappresentazione dell'incertezza: probabilitÓ imprecise, scomesse e funzionali normalizzati su spazi di Riesz
28 May 2009
Giulia Felappi: Il paradosso della conoscenza condivisa
Silvia Milano: Intenzione collettiva e scelta sociale
Marta Bianchetti: La possibilitÓ di conoscere
30 April 2009
Giornata di studio su La logica dell'incertezza nell'interazione tra banca e cliente
26 March 2009
Stefano Marmi: Sistemi dinamici, informazione e rischio
26 February 2009
Daniele Mundici: Al di lÓ del vero e del falso
Franco Montagna: Fondamenti della probabilitÓ e logiche a pi¨ valori
29 January 2009
Massimo Mugnai: Introduction to Non classical logics
Hykel Hosni: Rational Agents: a roadmap

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