BRIC 2019

BRIC 2019

The seventh Annual Bounded Rationality in Choice Conference (BRIC 7) takes place at the Department of Economics and Business Economics Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University in Denmark's second largest city - Aarhus - on 9-10 June 2019.

The conference brings together researchers in choice theory, experimental economics and behavioral economics who are interested in how bounds on rationality play out in individual decisions and interactive situations.

A new feature of BRIC 2019 will be that there will be a poster session.

We look forward to seeing you in Aarhus in June 2019.


BRIC stands for Bounded Rationality in Choice, the name of the first conference that Paola Manzini and Marco Mariotti organised in St Andrews in 2013. It has now turned into an annual meeting, welcoming papers on topics related to bounded rationality in choice. The now usual format has no parallel sessions or invited speakers.


The scientific committee consists (in addition to the local organisers) of the core, enthusiastic supporters of the project since the very beginning: Jose Apesteguia, Miguel Angel Ballester, Andrew Caplin, Paola Manzini, Marco Mariotti , Yusufcan Masatlioglu, Efe Ok, Ariel Rubinstein, and Yuval Salant. A special thanks to Mark Dean and David Dillenberger, who helped with reviewing some submissions.


Past editions of BRIC

  • BRIC 6 was hosted by Columbia University, New York, on 7-8 June 2018. The local organizers was Mark Dean
  • BRIC 5 was hosted by Queen Mary University of London, on 5-6 June 2017. The local organizers were  Marco Mariotti and Christopher Tyson
  • BRIC 4 was hosted by the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, on 10-11 June 2016. The local organizers were Daniel Martin and Yuval Salant.
  • BRIC 3 was hosted by the Stern School of Business, New York University, on 31 May and 1 June 2015. The local organizers were Andrew Caplin, Xavier Gabaix, Efe Ok, and Ariel Rubinstein.
  • BRIC 2 was hosted by the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics on 9-10 June 2014. The local organizers were Larbi Alaoui, Jose Apesteguia, and Miguel-Angel Ballester.
  • BRIC 1 was hosted by the University of St Andrews on 29-30 July 2013. The local organizers were Paola Manzini and Marco Mariotti.

Important dates

  • Submissions to the conference closed on 15 February 2019.
  • The preliminary conference program is available below
    (poster titles will be announced with the final program in May).
  • Registration for the conference is open (register below)
  • Deadline for registration is 1 May 2019.



Please note: Ecah presenter is marked with a link, which links directly to their research paper. The paper will be downloaded when using the link and you can find the papers via your downloads.

Saturday, 8 June 2019


Visit to ARoS art museum (, meeting in entrance hall at 15.00h

(free, but required registration in the conference registration form)


Informal get-together at a restaurant Skt. Oluf (

Mejlgade 33,8000 Aarhus (at participants’ own expense, required registration)

Sunday, June 9 2019


Coffee & registration (posters put up)


Opening remarks


Session 1 (2x40min)

Andy Brownback: Behavioral Interventions Increase the Effectiveness of Healthy Food Subsidies (joint with Alex Imas, Michael A. Kuhn)

Yusufcan Masatlioglu: Behavioral Influence (joint with Christopher P. Chambers, Tugce Cuhadaroglu)


Coffee break


Session 2 (2x40min)

Heidi Christina Thysen: Strategic Interpretations (joint with Kfir Eliaz, Ran Spiegler)

Sean Horan: When Is Coarseness Not a Curse? The Comparative Statics of Coarse Perception in Choice (joint with Paola Manzini, Marco Mariotti)


Lunch & poster session 1

Guy Barokas: Two Models of Preference Formation

Thomas Epper: Risk Taking over Money and Effort (joint with Alexander Koch and Julia Nafziger)

Sergei Mikhalishchev: Attentional Role of Quota Implementation (joint with Andrei Matveenko)

Kfir Tshuva: The Complexity of Choice and Loss Aversion

Peter Wikman: A Dynamically Consistent Model of Reference-Dependent Preferences

Frank Huettner: Consumer choice under limited attention when alternatives have different information costs (joint with Tamer Boyacı and Yalçın Akçay)


Session 3 (2x40min)

Maria Jose Boccardi: Does random consideration explain behavior when choice is hard? Evidence from a large-scale experiment. (joint with Victor H. Aguiar, Nail Kashaev, Jeongbin Kim)

Francesco Cerigioni: Listing Specs: The Effect of Attribute Orders on Choice (joint with Simone Galperti)


Coffee break


Session 4 (3x40min)

Colin Stewart: Attention Please! (joint with Olivier Gossner and Jakub Steiner)

Pedro Bordalo: Memory, Attention and Choice (joint with Nicola Gennaioli, Andrei Shleifer)

Elliot Lipnowski: Attention Management (joint with Laurent Mathevet, Dong Wei)


Conference dinner at restaurant Den Rustikke (
Mejlgade 20, 8000 Aarhus (free, but required registration in the conference registration form)

Monday, 10 June 2019


Coffee & registration


Session 5 (2x40min)

David Dillenberger: Deliberately Stochastic (joint with Simone Cerreia-Vioglioy, Pietro Ortoleva, Gil Riella)

Paulo Natenzon: Moderate Expected Utility (joint with Junnan He)


Coffee break


Session 6 (2x40min)

Kemal Yildiz: Choice through a unified lens: The prudential model (joint with Serhat Dogan)

Nick Netzer: Time Will Tell: Recovering Preferences when Choices Are Noisy (joint with Carlos Alos-Ferrer, Ernst Fehr)


Lunch & poster session 2

Taisuke Imai: Decision Making under Uncertainty: An Experimental Study in Market Settings (joint with with Federico Echenique and Kota Saito)

Benson Tsz Kin Leung: Information Overload and Confirmation Bias (joint with Lorenz Goette and Hua-Jing Han)

Ludmila Matyskova: Bayesian Persuasion with Costly Information Acquisition

Matthew Ryan: Generalised Random Categorisation Rules

John Smith: Judgments of length in the economics laboratory: Are there brains in choice? (joint with Sean Duyy and Steven Gussmanz)

Lanny Zrill: Quantifying the Trade-off between Identification and Misspecification: Application to Choice under Risk


Session 7 (2x40min)

Holger Gerhardt: Concentration Bias in Intertemporal Choice (joint with Markus Dertwinkel-Kalt, Gerhard Riener, Frederik Schwerter, Louis Strang)

Eduardo Fe: Cognitive skills and the development of strategic sophistication (joint with David Gill)


Coffee break


Session 8 (2x40min)

Jawwad Noor: Intuitive Beliefs

Michael Richter: "Convex Preferences": A New Definition (joint with Ariel Rubinstein)


Closing remarks


We have pre booked a limited number of rooms at the following two hotels in the center of Aarhus for conference participants.

Please follow the instructions below. We strongly advise to reserve a room as soon as possible. Due to a large music festival accommodation is very tight.

Wakeup Aarhus

A cool and modern budget hotel located in the centre of Aarhus, close to restaurants, shopping and the main station.

A special conference rate of 575 DKK is available for stays between 8-11 June 2019 at this hotel. 

Scandic Aarhus


A modern hotel in the heart of Aarhus with a unique location close to shopping, attractions and transportation.


Please notice: you can only make reservation by e-mail og telephone.
When booking, please use this booking code: BAAR080619
(it applies until 30 day before the conference. After that, the normal rate will apply)

  • Tel: 0045 89318100

Price 1095 DKK per night.

30 rooms pre booked at Scandic Aarhus (first come first served)

Conference Venue

The conference will take place at
the Department of Economics and Business Economics
Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University
Fuglesangs Allé 4
8210 Aarhus V

Local organisers

If you have any questions, please contact us at

Alexander Koch

Professor Department of Economics and Business Economics

Julia Nafziger

Professor Department of Economics and Business Economics

Charlotte Sparrevohn

Administrative Coordinator Department of Economics and Business Economics