ICES Occasional Brown Bag for September 24

Events, Seminars | September 18, 2015

Join us for an ICES Occasional Brown Bag Lecture, featuring Mikhail Freer.

Mr.Freer, of George Mason University, will discuss his paper (co-authored with Marco Castillo) A Revealed Preferences Test of Quasi-Linear Preferences (abstract). The talk will take place on Thursday, September 24th, from 12:00 to 1:00pm, in room 5075 of the Metropolitan Building, Arlington campus.

Coffee and dessert will be provided.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP with Stan Tsirulnikov.

Please visit the Brown Bag Schedule to learn more about the Brown Bag series.


Quasi-linearity of preferences plays a central role in auction theory and mechanism design (e.g. the revenue equivalence theorem, implementation in dominant strategies and the Rotten Kids theorem rely on this). We propose a simple test of quasi-linear preferences that can be used to test behavior by consumers and by bidders in auctions

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