Saturday, April 29, 2017

The 28th Jerusalem School in Economic Theory: Mechanism Design, June 27 - July 6, 2017

The 28th Jerusalem School in Economic Theory

Mechanism Design

Event date: June 27 - July 6, 2017 

    Eric Maskin, General Director (Harvard University)
    Elchanan Ben-Porath, Codirector (The Hebrew University)
    Stephen Morris (Princeton University)

    Mechanism design is the “reverse engineering” part of economic theory. Normally, economists study existing economic institutions and try to predict or explain what outcomes the institutions generate. But in mechanism design we reverse direction: we start by identifying the outcomes we want and then ask what institutions could be designed to achieve those outcomes. The theory has found wide application in auction design, pollution control, public good provision, and elsewhere.

    List of speakers:
    Elchanan Ben- Porath                             
    The Hebrew University of Jerusalem         
    Ben Brooks
    The University of Chicago
    Sylvain Chassang
    New York University
    Eddie Dekel
    Northwestern University and Tel-Aviv University
    Sergiu Hart
    The Hebrew University
    Jason Hartline
    Northwestern University
    Emir Kamenica
    The University of Chicago
    George Mailath
    University of Pennsylvania
    Jakub Kastl
    Princeton University
    Eric Maskin
    Harvard University
    Stephen Morris
    Princeton University
    Tim Roughgarden
    Stanford University
    Ariel Rubinstein
    Tel-Aviv University and New-York University
    Vasiliki Skerta
    University College London
    Balazs Szentes
    London School of Economics

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