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Data Mining in Repeated Games

CIIM Nicosia 21 Glafkou Kleride Avenue, Aglandjia, Nicosia

Online Research Seminar 15:30 pm, Thursday, 8 December 2022 We conduct experiments on a rich set of repeated games with high discount factors ( = 0.99; 0.995) and develop two pattern-mining methods to study the long run. Our approach emphasizes learning within a repeated game and documents its consequences. Whether, how and what patterns emerge are the subjects of this paper. We find that there is more stability, more efficiency, and more equality at the end of play than at the beginning. Moreover, subjects reach more complex agreements over time. We are also able to detect typical story lines relating long [...]

Does Supporting Ukraine Pay Well? The Performance of Companies that Suspended Their Business in Russia

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Online Research Seminar 15:30 pm, Thursday, 26 January 2023 Using fresh data about US companies that announced they were suspending their business activities in Russia following the invasion of Ukraine, we test how their decision affected their prices and looking-forward volatility. We find that these firms, on average, experienced a reduction (increase) in their value (implied volatility). However, this reduction (increase) did not last more than one to two weeks. More in depth analysis shows variations across economic sectors following the announcement. In terms of returns, the energy sector benefited the most, technology was relatively stable, while consumer goods experienced the [...]

Exploring Biometric insights in Business Research

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Online Research Seminar 16:30 pm, Thursday, 16 February 2023 The talk will discuss how to incorporate biometric tools to study business decision making. Part of the conversation will deal with the basics of biometric tools, different sensors that are commercially available, platforms to analyze data, and the type of research questions that can and cannot be answered by using biometric tools. The lecture will also address some of the challenges associated with using biometric tools, such as individual differences in participants, privacy concerns, data security, and ethical considerations. Attendees will also learn about the various ways in which these challenges can [...]

Emerging Technologies: The future of learning

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Online Research Seminar 15:30 pm, Thursday, 23 March 2023 The talk will discuss the affordances and impact of emerging technologies on the future of learning. The discussion will focus on several key areas, including video games, virtual and augmented reality, and gamification. The lecture will address the ways emerging technologies are already being used in educational contexts and their potential to transform traditional models of education into problem-solving learning environments connected to the needs of contemporary societies. Ultimately, this presentation aims to provide insights into the ways in which emerging technologies can help us build a more innovative, effective, and equitable [...]

An Empirical Investigation of the Exposure to Covid-19 on the 2020 US Presidential Election. The Effect of Interracial Interaction on Preferences for Redistribution

CIIM Nicosia 21 Glafkou Kleride Avenue, Aglandjia, Nicosia

Research Seminar 15:30 pm, Thursday, 30 March 2023 The talk will discuss two working papers. The first paper investigates the effect of Covid-19 exposure on voting behavior in the 2020 US presidential elections. The goal is to shed light on how exposure to Covid-19 affects voting behavior, on what the results of the elections would be in the absence of the pandemic and whether this effect is the same for individuals with different demographic characteristics and different residential geographic locations. The second paper investigates whether living among people of different racial backgrounds influences one’s preferences for redistribution. We combine individual and [...]

Hydrogen Economy: An Introduction

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Research Seminar 15:30 pm, Thursday, 27 April 2023 The hydrogen economy is a concept that describes a future in which hydrogen becomes a major energy carrier for the world's economy, replacing fossil fuels and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Hydrogen is a clean and versatile fuel that can be produced from a variety of sources, including water and renewable energy sources such as solar and wind power. The use of hydrogen in transportation, heating, and power generation has the potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate climate change. However, the transition to a hydrogen economy presents significant technical, economic, and social [...]

Government Spending and Individual’s Expectations. Evidence from Micro Data

CIIM Nicosia 21 Glafkou Kleride Avenue, Aglandjia, Nicosia

Research Seminar 15:30 pm, Friday, 25 May 2023 Fiscal policy has a significant impact on economic decisions, both at the individual and firm levels. Particularly, changes in taxation and government spending affect consumer spending, investment, job creation, and profitability. However, the impact of fiscal policy is still highly debatable, both from theoretical and empirical perspectives. In this paper, we focus  on individuals’ financial expectations and examine directly the impact of government spending changes on individual economic behaviour. We explore whether households form optimistic or pessimistic financial beliefs following changes in fiscal policy via welfare payments. We find evidence of the households' confidence  in the [...]

Deep Learning: An Introduction and Recent Advances

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Research Seminar 14:00 pm, Thursday, 29 June 2023 The talk will be provide a tutorial introduction to the basic building blocks of neural networks as well as their training and operation in the context of deep learning. It will also review modern deep learning tools and architectures. The application domains considered will be images, video, and natural language. It will conclude with a comparison to principled data analysis and with future prospects. About the speaker Dr. Stathis Hadjidemetriou is an associate professor of the department of Information Technology. He has studied computer science and engineering. He received a B.Eng. (Honours) in [...]