Friday, April 1, 2011

Matching and Price Theory

That's the name of a conference being held at the Milton Friedman Institute: Matching and Price Theory, May 6-7, 2011

Friday, May 6:
9:00 - 9:50 am The College Admissions Problem with a Continuum of Students
Eduardo Azevedo (Harvard University) and Jacob Leshno (Harvard University)

9:50 - 10:40 am Stability and Competitive Equilibrium in Trading Networks
John Hatfield (Stanford University), Scott Kominers (Harvard University), Michael Ostrovsky (Stanford University), Alexandru Nichifor (University of Maastricht) and Alexander Westkamp
(University of Bonn)

10:55 - 11:45 am Sorting and Factor Intensity: Production and Unemployment across
Skills, Jan Eeckhout (University of Pennsylvania) and Philipp Kircher (London School of Economics)

11:45 - 12:20 pm Discussion led by Eric Budish (University of Chicago)

12:20 - 1:50 pm Lunch

1:50 – 2:40 pm Hedonic Price Equilibria, Stable Matching, and Optimal Transport: Equivalence, Topology, and Uniqueness, Pierre-AndrĂ© Chiappori (New York University), Robert McCann (University of Toronto), and Lars Nesheim (University College London)

2:40 – 3:30 pm Distinguishing the Payoffs of Upstream and Downstream Firms in Matching Games, Jeremy Fox (University of Chicago)

3:30 – 4:05 pm Discussion led by Ariel Pakes (Harvard University)

4:20 – 5:10 pm Strategyproofness and Manipulability in Large Economies, Eduardo Azevedo (Harvard University) and Eric Budish (University of Chicago)

5:10 – 5:45 pm Discussion led by John Hatfield (Stanford University)

Saturday, May 7:
9:00 - 9:50 am Decentralized Matching with Aligned Preferences, Muriel Nederle (Stanford University) and Leeat Yariv (California University of Technology)

9:50 - 10:40 am TBA, Ilya Segal (Stanford University)

10:40 – 11:15 am Discussion led by Alvin Roth (Harvard University)

11:30 - 12:30 pm Panel and Audience Discussion on Open Questions, Gary Becker (University of Chicago), James Heckman (University of Chicago), Paul Milgrom (Stanford University) and Alvin Roth (Harvard University)

Register online here

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