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LINGUIST List 17.1498

Tue May 16 2006

FYI: Winter Workshop on Economics & Philosophy

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        1.    Jesus Zamora Bonilla, Winter Workshop on Economics & Philosophy

Message 1: Winter Workshop on Economics & Philosophy
Date: 16-May-2006
From: Jesus Zamora Bonilla <jpzbfsof.uned.es>
Subject: Winter Workshop on Economics & Philosophy


15-Jun-2006 - 17-Jun-2006


Applications of economic concepts, particularly from game theory, to the
understanding of linguistic phenomena.

Thursday, June 15th, 2006.
Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales. UNED. Salón de Actos.
Senda del Rey, 11.

10:00. Registration.
10:15. Oppening. Juan Gimeno. Rector of UNED
10:30. Bruce Chapman (Toronto), "Leading You Down the Choice Path: Towards an
Economics of Rational Persuasion"
11:15. Discussion

11:30. Coffee break.

12:00. Ariel Rubinstein (Tel Aviv), "On the Pragmatics of Persuasion: A Game
Theoretical Approach"
12:45. Discussion

13:00. Short presentations:
Raúl López-Pérez: "Honesty Norms, Emotions and Games"
Christina Pawlowitsch: "Why evolution does not always lead to an optimal
proto-language: an approach based on the replicator dynamics"
14:00. Lunch.

16:00. Short presentations:
Andrew Jorgensen: "Semantic Value and Monetary Value"
Asunción Álvarez: "In What Sense?"

17:00. Fabián Muniesa (París), "The performativity of economics"
17:45. Discussion.
18:00. End of session

Friday, June 16th, 2006
Edificio de Humanidades. UNED. Sala A.
Senda del Rey, 7

10:00. Short presentations:
Manuel Bagues: The Economics of Babel
María Jiménez Buedo: Class parties, trade-offs and rhetoric: A spatial
competition model
Morgane Tanvé: Dynamical Persuasion with a constraint number of arguments in a
one-dimensional space
David Austen-Smith and Timothy J. Feddersen: Deliberation, Preference
Uncertainty and Voting Rules
12:00. Coffee break
12:30. Francisco Álvarez (Madrid),
13:15. Discussion
13:30. Lunch.

16:00. Short presentations:
Nils Goldschmidt and Benedikt Szmrecsanyi: "What do economists talk about? A
linguistic analysis of published writing in economic journals"
Timo Honkela, Ville Könönen, Tiina Lindh-Knuutila and Mari-Sanna Paukkeri:
"Simulating processes of language emergence and communication"
Angel Alonso-Cortés: "From signal to symbols. Grounding language origins in
communication games"

17:30. Andreas Blume (Pittsburgh), "Noisy Talk"
18:15. Discussion.
18:30. End of session.

Saturday, June 17th, 2006
Edificio de Humanidades. UNED. Sala A.
Senda del Rey, 7

10:00. Short presentations:
Miguel Santa Olalla: "Economics and language: three classical contributions from
Anton Benz: "Natural Meaning and Conversational Implicatures"
Kris de Jaegher: "Evolution of horn strategies"
11:30. Coffee break

12:00. Gerhard Jäger (Bielefeld), "Evolutionary Game Theory as a framework for
modeling language evolution"
12:45. Discussion.

13:00. Robert van Rooij (Amsterdam), "Robustness in natural language, next to
efficiency and simplicity"
13:45. Discussion.
14:00. End of the workshop.

For more information go to:

or contact Jesus Zamora at jpzbfsof.uned.es

Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
Philosophy of Language
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