Monday, July 13, 2015

The Economist as Engineer at Exeter, July 14 and 15

Tomorrow is the conference for which I traveled to England, here's the announcement:

Economic Design: The Economist as an Engineer 14-15 July 2015

Al Roth, winner of the Nobel Prize 2012 in Economics, will receive an honourable doctorate from the University of Exeter. The Department of Economics with funding from the South West Doctoral Training Centre (SWDTC) and the University of Exeter Business School is proud to host a workshop in honour of Al Roth and his contribution to market design.
How to bring different parties together in the best possible way is a key economic problem. Examples of situations where this problem arises include matching children with different schools, interns with internships, and kidneys or other organs with patients who require transplants. The two-day workshop will focus on applying economic theory to solutions for "real-world" problems.


Alvin RothStanford University"Who Gets What and Why: The New Economics of Matchmaking and Market Design" and "Kidney exchange"
Vincent CrawfordUniversity of OxfordEfficient Mechanisms for Level-k Bilateral Trading
Bradley RuffleWilfrid Laurier UniversityWaiting to Cooperate? Cooperation in one-stage and two-stage games
Joana PaisUniversity of LisbonAffirmative action through minority reserves: An experimental study
Surajeet ChakravartyUniversity of ExeterCommunicating with an ignorant agent
Burak CanMaastricht UniversityComparing Orders, Rankings, Queues, Tournaments and Lists
Dorothea KueblerWZB BerlinCollege Admissions with Entrance Exams: Centralized versus Decentralized
Luke LindsayUniversity of ExeterHow to organise a conference: A market design approach
Dirk EngelmannHumboldt UniversityDoes a Buyer Benefit from Bad Reputation? Theory and Experiments on Auctions with Default
Elizabeth BaldwinLSEUnderstanding Preferences: "Demand Types", and the Existence of Equilibrium with Indivisibilities
As part of the workshop Al Roth will present a public talk, details below: 
Who Gets What and Why: The New Economics of Matchmaking and Market DesignTuesday 14th July at 2pm – 3.30pm
Streatham Court A
Please register your attendance online – REGISTER HERE

Workshop programme

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