Aims and Scope

Economic theory relies crucially on uncertainty quantification and on the formalisation of individual, interactive and social rationality. Those are topics for which logic provides rigorous and expressive analytic tools. Notwithstanding some notable exceptions, the research agendas of logic and economic theory are nonetheless pursued independently of one another, with evident loss of opportunity on both sides. The Logic, Uncertainty and Games School aims at raising awareness among young researchers of the impact of logical methods in economic theory, while pointing out the numerous research questions of interest for logicians in the wider field of the social sciences.

The School primary aim is to contribute towards the creation of cross-disciplinary common grounds for research on rational reasoning and (interactive) decision making under uncertainty. To this end the School will feature three eight-hour tutorials delivered by leading experts in the fields of Logic, Uncertainty and Games. Each tutorial is followed up by one (or more) example-class session aimed at developing in greater detail one specific topic (e.g. the full proof of a theorem or a generalization of a notion which is being used in a particular case). Finally, graduate students and junior researchers will deliver work-in-progress sessions. This will provide them a unique opportunity to receive feedback from the School lecturers, while developing strong inter-disciplinary communication skills.