UTSA COE Distinguished Speaker Seminar – Dr. Xunyu Zhou
Who Are I: Intrapersonal Conflicts and Self Control
November 9, 2018 | 2PM-3PM | BSE 2.102 | COE Multipurpose Room
The title of this talk contains a grammatical error, which is intentional. It highlights the notion that an individual is most likely “dividual”: there exist different selves at different points in time who may not act consistently among themselves. This leads to time-inconsistent control and self-control problems. In this talk I will present several classes of time-inconsistent problems together with their economic motivations, highlight the ways to address the time-inconsistency and provide solutions to some of the problems including a portfolio selection problem.