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Department of Economics Fall Seminar Series

The Strategy and Technology of Conflict

Date: Time: 10:30 am–12:00 pm
College of Business - Howard L. Hawks Hall Room: 215
730 N. 14th St.
Lincoln NE 68588
Contact: Department of Economics, (402) 472-2319,
Sandeep Baliga, professor of managerial economics and decision sciences in the MEDS Department at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, will present “The Strategy and Technology of Conflict” as part of the Department of Economics Seminar Series on Friday, November 30 at 10 a.m. in HLH 215.

Baliga uses game theory and the theory of incentives to study fundamental issues in economics and political science. In economics, he has studied how power and authority should be delegated within organizations to incentivize effort and innovation. In political science, Baliga has studied the strategic logic of terrorism, whether democracies are less likely to go to war than other regime types, when communication can help reduce conflict, and the impact of strategic ambiguity of weapons stockpiles on arms proliferation.

Baliga read economics at St. John’s College, Cambridge University and received his Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University. He has been on sabbatical at the Institute of Advanced Study in Princeton, Boston University, MIT and, most recently, Harvard. He was a Fulbright Scholar and an invited Fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. Baliga was the Managing Editor of the Berkeley Electronic Press Journals in Theoretical Economics and Associate Editor of the European Economic Review. He has published in top journals including the American Economic Review, Journal of Economic Theory, Journal of Political Economy, RAND Journal of Economics, Review of Economic Studies and the Review of Financial Studies.

This event is open to all UNL alumni, faculty, student and staff members. You can also visit the Econ Seminar page for information on the upcoming presentations;

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