Philipp Strack currently researches the mechanisms behind misperceiving one’s own abilities. This video was made during his research visit at briq in the summer of 2017.
Three questions with Philipp Strack
I am a microeconomic theorist who studies peoples' behavior in dynamic situations. I am especially interested in the role of stochastically evolving private information. I studied the role of private learning in dynamic contests, strategic experimentation games, and dynamic mechanism design settings. The techniques used are drawn from game theory, optimization and probability theory. If necessary, I develop new techniques and mathematical results. Applications of my work include revenue maximizing sale of airplane tickets, dynamic ad-word auctions, optimal unemployment benefits, model-free option pricing and competition between mutuals fund managers.Personal Website
Paper mentioned in the videoBerk–Nash Equilibrium: A Framework for Modeling Agents With Misspecified Models Econometrica, Volume 84, Issue 3, 16 May 2016, Pages 1093–1130
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