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Workshop 'Networks, Signalling, Social Epistemology' 14 July, 2010

The philosophical and economic analysis of evolutionary dynamics and group decision making has recently been propelled by the application of network theory. Networks are a particularly relevant modelling tool where spatial limitations constrain the interactions of agents. This workshop focuses on games played on networks, and draws links to topics in social epistemology and evolutionary game theory.


Tuesday, 13 July

AHRC-sponsored master class on Game Theory, Evolution and Communication' with Simon Huttegger (UC Irvine) and Kevin Zollman (CMU). More details here|.

Wednesday, 14 July

(Venue: T206, Lakatos Building, LSE)

10:00 – 10:30  Welcome

10:30 – 11:45  Sanjeev Goyal (Christ's College, Cambridge), "Strategic Network Formation"

12:00 – 13:15  Rory Smead (LSE) and Jason Alexander (LSE), "Evolution of  Learning on Networks."

13:15 – 14:30  Lunch

14:30 – 15:45  Simon Huttegger (UC Irvine), "Learning to Transfer Information"

15:45 – 16:15  Tea and Coffee

16:15 – 17:30  Kevin Zollman (CMU), "The inconsistency thesis: when individual  and social epistemology diverge"


Please register with c.heilmann @ lse.ac.uk

Further Information

The workshop is organized in collaboration with the LSE Choice Group. The LSE Choice Group| is a group of people based for the most part at the LSE with a shared interest in the theory of rational decision making in individuals and groups and its application to economic, political and social questions. We hold regular seminars on Wednesday afternoons from 17-30 to 19-00 in T206 (2nd floor, Lakatos Building, Portugal Street. Please email c.heilmann at lse.ac.uk if you are interested in regular updates on seminars and events.