The Institute for Mathematical Behavioral Sciences Colloquium series presents:

"Conflict, Settlement, and the Shadow of the Future"
with Michael McBride, Department of Economics, UC Irvine

October 29, 2009
4:00-5:30 p.m.
Social Science Plaza A, Room 2112

In many instances of potential violent or non-violent conflict, the future strategic positions of adversaries are very different when there is open conflict than when there is settlement. McBride will show that as the future becomes more important, open conflict becomes more likely than settlement. He will discuss the applicability of this finding in war, litigation, and other settings, and test it in a laboratory experiment. He finds that subjects are more likely to engage in risky conflict as the future becomes more important.

For further information, please contact Janet Phelps,

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