HIM Trimester Program on

Mechanism Design and Related Topics

May - August 2009

Local Coordinator: B. Moldovanu

Mechanism Design is the synthetic analysis of the design of institutions, and of the effect of those institutions on social outcomes. The main focus is on the design of mechanisms that satisfy certain objectives under the assumption that the interacting agents possess private information and act strategically. Besides an elegant body of theory, there are numerous applications (e.g., to practical auction design).

Selected Planned Activities

Call for participation: The Hausdorff Research Institute offers visiting positions for the whole period of the trimester program (for senior scientists, Postdocs and PhD-students). The deadline for application is November 30, 2008. Please send applications (including CV and, for Postdocs and PhD-students, a letter of recommendation) using our online application form (preferably) or by email to the director of HIM, Prof. Dr. Matthias Kreck (kreck@him.uni-bonn.de). In addition numerous fellowships for shorter periods are available.