Workshop on Issues in Dynamic Decision Theory

Time: July 6 – 8, 2023

Place: Bischofsvilla, University of Konstanz

Abstract: The workshop will be organized by the Reinhart-Koselleck project “Reflexive Decision and Game Theory” of Wolfgang Spohn at the University of Konstanz. Its decision-theoretic part is particularly concerned with dynamic choice. Which is hence the topic of the first workshop of this project.

Dynamic choice has indeed become an important topic within the theory of rational choice (decision theory). But it has two different facets. The topic originated in economics from the problem of (endogenous) preference change. Dynamic consistency was then considered to be a central desideratum, leading to theories of sophisticated choice satisfying this desideratum. Since McClennen’s important book in 1990, a different rich discussion has involved in which dynamic consistency is rather used as a test criterion for various decision rules in a dynamic setting. The former motivation was no longer in the center. Hence, the aim of the workshop is to bring together these two strands of the discussion and to promote an exchange between them. A further aim is to introduce the so-called reflexive perspective which is pursued within the project.

Confirmed Participants:

Wolfgang Spohn, University of Konstanz (Main Organizer)

Mantas Radzvilas, University of Konstanz

Gerard Rothfus, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Irem Portakal, University of Munich

Arif Ahmed, University of Cambridge

Richard Bradley, London School of Economics

Till Grüne-Yanoff, University of Stockholm

Johan E. Gustafsson, University of York

Peter Hammond, University of Warwick

Conrad Heilmann, University of Rotterdam

Brian Hill, HEC Paris

Laurie A. Paul, University of Yale

Richard Pettigrew, University of Bristol

Wlodek Rabinowicz, University of Lund

Orri Stefánsson, University of Stockholm

Reuben Stern, Duke University

Johanna Thoma, London School of Economics, University of Bayreuth

Preliminary Schedule:

Thursday, July 6, 2023:

09.15 – 09.30: Opening

09.30 – 10.20: Talk 1 (= invited talk)

10.20 – 11.10: Talk 2

11.10 – 11.30: Coffee Break

11.30 – 12.00: Presentation 1 (= selected talk)

12.00 – 12.50: Talk 3

12.50 – 14.30: Lunch Break

14.30 – 15.10: Talk 4

15.10 – 16.00: Talk 5

16.00 – 16.20: Coffee Break

16.20 – 16.50: Presentation 2

16.50 – 17.40: Talk 6

19.00: Conference Dinner

Friday, July 7, 2023:

09.30 – 10.20: Talk 7

10.20 – 11.10: Talk 8

11.10 – 11.30: Coffee Break

11.30 – 12.00: Presentation 3

12.00 – 12.50: Talk 9

12.50 – 14.30: Lunch Break

14.30 – 15.10: Talk10

15.10 – 16.00: Talk 11

16.00 – 16.20: Coffee Break

16.20 – 16.50: Presentation 4

16.50 – 17.40: Talk 12

19.00: Conference Dinner

Saturday, July 8, 2023:

09.30 – 10.20: Talk 13

10.20 – 11.10: Talk 14

11.10 – 11.30: Coffee Break

11.30 – 12.00: Presentation 5

12.00 – 12.50: Talk 15

12.50 – 13.00: Closing

13.00: Farewell Lunch