Thursday, October 27, 2011

NBER market design conference, October 28-29, 2011

NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH, Market Design Working Group Meeting, Susan Athey and Parag Pathak Organizers, October 28-29, 2011.


Friday, October 28
8:15 am
Shuttles leave Royal Sonesta Hotel for NBER
8:30 am
Continental Breakfast
8:55 am
Welcome and Opening Remarks
9:00 am
Matching with Contracts

Tayfun Sonmez, Boston College
Tobias Switzer, US Air Force
Matching with (Branch-of-Choice) Contracts at United States Military Academy

John Hatfield, Stanford University
Scott Duke Kominers, University of Chicago
Multilateral Matching 

10:30 am
10:45 am
Strategy-Proofness and Efficiency in Complex Design Problems

Eduardo Azevedo, Harvard University
Eric Budish, University of Chicago
Strategyproofness in the Large as a Desideratum for Market Design

12:15 pm
1:15 pm
Information and Price Discovery

Haoxiang Zhu, Stanford University
Do Dark Pools Harm Price Discovery?

Mark Satterthwaite, Northwestern University
Steven Williams, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Konstantinos Zachariadis, London School of Economics
Price Discovery

Steven Tadelis, UC, Berkeley and eBay Research Labs
Florian Zettelmeyer, Northwestern University and NBER
3:30 pm
3:45 pm
Kidney Exchange

Tayfun Sonmez, Boston College
Utku Unver, Boston College
Altruistically Unbalanced Kidney Exchange

Itai Ashlagi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
David Gamarnik, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Alvin Roth, Harvard University and NBER
The Need for (long) Chains in Kidney Exchange

5:15 pm

5:20 pm
Shuttles leave NBER for Royal Sonesta Hotel
6:00 pm
Bambara Restaurant
25 Edwin H. Land Blvd., Cambridge
(across the street from the Royal Sonesta Hotel)
Saturday, October 29
8:15 am
Shuttles leave Royal Sonesta Hotel for NBER
8:30 am
Continental Breakfast
9:00 am
Online Markets

Susan Athey, Harvard University and NBER
Ittai Abraham, Microsoft Research
Moshe Babaioff, Microsoft Research
Michael Grubb, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Peaches, Lemons, and Cookies: Designing Auction Markets with Dispersed Information 

Liran Einav, Stanford University and NBER
Theresa Kuchler, Stanford University
Jonathan Levin, Stanford University and NBER
Neel Sundaresan, eBay Research Labs
Learning from Seller Experiments in Online Markets 

10:30 am
10:45 am
User Interfaces and User Generated Content

Arpita Ghosh, Yahoo! Research
Preston McAfee, Yahoo! Research
Incentivizing High-Quality User-Generated Content 

Sven Seuken, University of Zurich
David Parkes, Harvard University
Eric Horvitz, Microsoft Research
Kamal Jain, 
eBay Research Labs
Mary Czerwinski, Microsoft Research
Desney Tan, Microsoft Research
Market User Interface Design 

12:15 pm
1:15 pm
School Choice and Student Assignment

Fuhito Kojima, Stanford University
John Hatfield, Stanford University
Yusuke Narita, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Promoting School Competition Through School Choice: A Market Design Approach

Yan Chen, University of Michigan
Onur Kesten, Carnegie Mellon University
From Boston to Shanghai to Deferred Acceptance: Theory and Experiments on A Family of School Choice Mechanisms

2:45 pm

Format:  Authors should plan to speak for about 30-35 minutes.


shmutz said...

Will any of the proceedings be recorded or simulcast? Would love to follow!

ydnem said...

I second shmutz's comment...

Al Roth said...

I don't think the NBER is that high tech yet. (Besides, a former Harvard president proved that there can be a downside to publicizing what gets said at NBER meetings...)

shmutz said...

Oh ok, sounds good. I'll just have to download and read the papers then!