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  • Undergraduate students in Economics may be eligible for awards including:

    • A.J. Averbach Memorial Prize
    • Louis Lercher Memorial Scholarship

    Undergraduate students in Economics can apply for awards such as the:

    • Ruben Bellan Bursary
    • Ruben Simkin Memorial Prize (essay competition)

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  • Graduate students in Economics may be eligible for awards such as:

    • Clarence Barber Memorial Award

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University of Manitoba Economics Society (UMES)

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Undergraduate students have the opportunity to work with our leading faculty researchers and gain valuable experience.

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Each year the Department of Economics hosts a variety of lectures and other events. These include seminars, panel discussions, invited lectures, brownbag lunch talks and honours and graduate student conferences. The Economics Seminar Series supports the interaction of ideas and intellectual discussion of economics from a variety of perspectives. It has been running for over 50 years and is the oldest in the Faculty of Arts.

  • Economics & Econometrics Seminar Series presents

    Patterns of Substitution in Discrete Choice

    Dr. Sean Horan, University of Montreal

    Friday, February 9, 2024
    2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    307 Tier Building

    We use the "discard model" of Luce (1960) and Marley (1965) to study the effect of adding (or removing) one product on the probability of choosing the remaining products. Since the discard model does not require the Regularity axiom, it accommodates a rich variety of substitution patterns (including complementarity, attraction, choice overload, and compromise) that are directly ruled out by other models of discrete choice.

    We first provide an axiomatic characterization to identify the model’s testable implications. We then provide a "qualitative" characterization model àla Samuelson (1947), identifying the kinds of directional changes in choice probabilities that can invariably be explained by the model and, conversely, the directional changes can never be explained by the model. Next, we show that behaviour consistent with the model exhibits many of the same features as the Slutsky matrix from classical demand theory. Finally, we establish microfoundations, showing that the "perturbed utility model" (McFadden and Fosgerau, 2012; Fudenberg, Iijima, and Strzaleckidelivers, 2015; Allen and Rehbeck, 2019) delivers discrete choice behaviour that is consistent with the model.

    Authors: Dr. A. Adam, Princeton University and Dr. Sean Horan, University of Montreal

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University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
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