October 6 -7, 2012.

Southern Methodist University (SMU), Dallas, Texas

Hosted by: Department of Economics, SMU.

Sponsor: Johnson Center for Economic Studies, SMU. 

Participating Institutions: 

Keynote Lecture: Johannes Hörner, Yale University. 


Local Organizing Committee

Rajat Deb, Anna Kormilitsina, James Lake, Ömer Özak, Saltuk Ozerturk, Santanu Roy, Tim Salmon, Danila Serra, Shlomo Weber.

Coordinator: Santanu Roy. E-mail: sroy@smu.edu, Tel: 214 768 2714.

The first Texas Economic Theory Camp will be held at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, on October 6 and 7, 2012.


The purpose of the camp is to foster greater interaction among researchers working in pure and applied economic theory in Texas, and to provide a forum for scholars to present their current research. It is expected that a large fraction of presenters will be junior faculty and PhD students.

Any paper (including work in progress) with significant theoretical content (and independent of the area of application) would be welcome. 

There are five participating institutions in this camp (listed above). Each institution will nominate (a maximum of) three speakers (that can be any combination of faculty members and PhD students, and drawn from any unit of the university). The choice of speakers (and the process of making the choice) will be determined by the participating institution.

Participating institutions are requested to send a list of speakers (along with their contact information and paper titles) as well as names of other potential attendees to the local organizer by Monday, September 17, 2012.

The camp will begin just after noon on October 6, Saturday, and end on October 7, Sunday, afternoon. The program will include a dinner for camp participants on Saturday evening.


Lodging Information:

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Radisson Central Dallas for attendees of the Texas Economic Theory Camp. The hotel is close to SMU. The hotel will be renamed the “Holiday Inn Dallas Park Cities” shortly. The rooms will be available at a discounted price of $85 per night (excluding taxes and gratuities) for the nights of October 5 and 6, 2012. Subject to room availability, attendees can also avail of this rate up to three days prior and three days after the camp. To make a reservation at this group rate, please call 214-750-6060 and identify yourself as part of the Texas Economic Theory Camp group. The deadline for making a reservation at this rate is 5 PM, September 21, 2012.