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October 2017

Alison Fernandes (Warwick): “Deliberative Approach to Causation” (joint meeting with the LJDM, held at UCL)

25 October, 5:30 pm6:15 pm
UCL Psychology Dept., Room 313, Psychology Dept, UCL, 26 Bedford Way
London, WC1H 0AP United Kingdom
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Abstract: TBA This is a joint meeting with the London Judgement and Decision Making (LJDM) group. Alison Fernandes is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Warwick.   #LSEChoiceGroup

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November 2017

Max Steuer (LSE): “Expertise in Well-Defined Problems and Expertise in Ill-Defined Problems in Economics”

1 November, 5:30 pm7:00 pm
LAK 2.06, Lakatos Building
London, WC2A 2AE United Kingdom
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Abstract: TBA   #LSEChoiceGroup

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Alex Voorhoeve (LSE): “Egalitarianism under Ambiguity”

8 November, 5:30 pm7:00 pm
LAK 2.06, Lakatos Building
London, WC2A 2AE United Kingdom
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Abstract: Decision-makers are in an ambiguous situation when they are not in a position to assign precise probabilities to all of the relevant possible outcomes of their actions. Such situations are common – novel medical treatments and policies addressing climate change are two examples. Many people respond to ambiguous situations in a cautious, or ambiguity-averse manner, and there are good reasons…

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Thomas Ferretti (Toronto): “Rawls’ indexing problem: Which combination of social primary goods can maximize the freedom of the least well-off?”

15 November, 5:30 pm7:00 pm
LAK 2.06, Lakatos Building
London, WC2A 2AE United Kingdom
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Abstract: Rawls proposes that public institutions should maximize the freedom of the least well-off by distributing social primary goods. But if one can easily understand how to maximize one good like income, things get more difficult when it comes to maximizing the value of a bundle of many different goods. I will argue that, within the restricted settings of Rawls’…

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Bryan Roberts (LSE): “The Mechanics of Markets”

22 November, 5:30 pm7:00 pm
LAK 2.06, Lakatos Building
London, WC2A 2AE United Kingdom
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Abstract: Many philosophers and economists have concluded that the models of economics and finance are strictly inaccurate. This paper argues on the contrary that techniques from physics, and especially classical mechanics, can be used to accurately represent the microdynamics of financial markets. I give a number of simple examples to illustrate this approach to econophysics to newcomers, and then propose…

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Remco Heesen (Cambridge): “Statistical Biases in Peer Review”

29 November, 5:30 pm7:00 pm
LAK 2.06, Lakatos Building
London, WC2A 2AE United Kingdom
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Abstract: Various biases are known to affect the peer review system, which is used to judge journal articles for their suitability for publication and grant proposals for their suitability for funding. These biases are generally attributed to cognitive biases held by individual peer reviewers. For example, gender bias in peer review is explained by the (explicit or implicit) gender bias…

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