17th SAET Conference on Current Trends in Economics
Faro, Portugal June 25-30, 2017


The 17th Annual SAET Conference will be held June 25-30, 2017 in Faro, Portugal.

The lectures will take place at The Ria Park Hotel.

The conference chairs are Mario Pascoa and Nicholas Yannelis.

Please direct any general questions to Samantha Drella at samantha-drella@uiowa.edu.

Conference Sponsors


Quick Glance Schedule

Quick Schedule

Conference Program

Conference Program

General Daily Schedule

  • 9:30-11:30 am – Parallel Sessions
  • 11:30 am-12:00 pm – Coffee Break
  • 12:00-1:00 pm – Plenary Talks (Rooms: DaVinci A + B combined)
  • 1:00-2:30 pm – Lunch Break
  • 2:30-4:30 pm – Parallel Sessions
  • 4:30-5:00 pm – Coffee Break (Please note: There will be no 4:30 pm Coffee Break on Friday, June 30th)
  • 5:00-7:00 pm – Parallel Sessions

Conference Dinner and Social Events

  • Conference Dinner:
  • Thursday, June 29th at 7:30 pm. Location: Ria Park Hotel – Lusitano Restaurant
  • Receptions:
  • Sunday, June 25th: 7:10-8:45 pm. Location: Ria Park Hotel Cocktail Bar and Terrace
  • Friday, June 30th: 7:10-8:45 pm. Location: Ria Park Hotel Cocktail Bar and Terrace
  • Daily Coffee Breaks:
  • All coffee breaks will be held in the Ria Park Hotel Cocktail Bar and Terrace
  • Coffee breaks will be held daily from 11:30 am to 12:00 pm and 4:30 pm to 5:00 pm.*
  • *Please note: There will be no 4:30 pm Coffee Break on Friday, June 30th.

Registration Information

  • Registration Fee:
  • Early-Bird Rate (available until March 14, 2017): $350 USD
  • March 15th – May 31st Rate: $400 USD
  • June 1st – June 25th Rate: $450 USD
  • Student Registration Fee:
  • Early-Bird Student Rate (available until March 14th, 2017): $70 USD
  • March 15th – June 25th Student Rate: $100 USD

Hotel Information

  • We have reserved a limited number of rooms in The Ria Park Hotels in Algarve. We strongly advise you to book rooms as soon as possible; Ria Park will lift the hold on rooms after May 30th, 2017, and we cannot guarantee a room reservation; please reserve your room before May 30th.Parking Rates: Parking is available and free for conference attendees who will be staying at the Ria Park. For attendees staying outside of the hotel, the parking rate is €15,00 per hour.

    Send the completed reservation form (button below) directly to: reservations@riaparkhotels.com.

  • Room Options (Single or Double/Twin Occupancy):
    Ria Park Hotel & Spa – 160 Euro/night*Ria Park Residences – 150 Euro/night*

    Ria Park Garden Hotel – 140 Euro/night*
    (Sold Out)
    *Room rates include breakfast and VAT.

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Plenary Speakers

        • All Plenary talks will happen in Rooms DaVinci A and B combined


        • Sunday, June 25th:           David Cass Lecture: Chair: Bernard Cornet
        • Speaker: Hervé Moulin (University of Glasgow), Title: Fair Division: from theory to practice


        • Monday, June 26th:          Presidential Lecture: Chair: Edward C. Prescott
        • Speaker: Robert Townsend (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Title: Financial Centrality and the Value of Named Traders
        • Tuesday, June 27th:         Sir John Hicks Lecture: Chair: Claude d’Aspremont
        • Speaker: Peter J. Hammond (University of Warwick), Title: Efficiently Regulated Insurance Markets with Adverse Selection and Many Goods
        • Wednesday, June 28th:     Aliprantis Prize Lecture: Chair: Achille Basile
        • Speaker: Shengwu Li (Harvard University), Title: Simple and Believable Mechanisms (Davinci C, 2:30-3:30 pm)
        • Thursday, June 29th:        Gerard Debreu Lecture: Chair: Timothy Kehoe
        • Speaker: David Levine (European University Institute), Title: Why Pollsters are Wrong, Lobbyists Win, and Cartels Lose
        • Friday, June 30th:            Lionel McKenzie Lecture: Chair: Aloisio Araujo
        • Speaker: Itzhak Gilboa (Tel Aviv University and HEC, Paris), Title: Second-Order Induction and the Importance of Precedents

Special Session

        • Room: DaVinci A and B combined
        • Wednesday, June 28th:          Kenneth Arrow and Economic Theory
        • Chair: Robert Townsend (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
        • Peter Hammond (University of Warwick and Stanford University)
        • Paul Milgrom (Stanford University)
        • Herakles Polemarchakis (University of Warwick)

Program Committee:

Local Organizing Committee

Session Organizers