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
- June 8, 2009: Public Lecture, held by Eric Maskin (IAS)
Time: 11:00 (s.t.); Venue: Aula, University of Bonn, Regina-Pacis-Weg 3
- Student Tutorials, held by Eric Maskin (IAS)
- May 22-24, 2009: Workshop on "Incentives, Efficiency, and Redistribution in Public Economics" organized by M. Hellwig and F. Bierbrauer (Bonn) – joint event with the Max-Planck-Institute for Research on Collective Goods
- June 25-27, 2009: Workshop on "Information and Dynamic Mechanism Design", organized by D. Bergemann (Yale), S. Morris (Princeton), Y. Segal (Stanford) and J. Valimaki (Helsinki); Keynote lecture: Paul Milgrom (Stanford)
- July 16-18, 2009: Workshop on "Multidimensional Mechanism Design", organized by R. Müller (Maastricht), R. Vohra (Northestern) and A. Sen (ISI)
- July 20-31, 2009: Summer School on "Limited Cognition, Strategic Thinking and Learning in Games", held by V. Crawford (San-Diego) and P. Jehiel (UCL and PSE) – joint event with the Bonn Graduate School of Economics
- Participants’ Lecture Series
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org). In addition numerous fellowships for shorter periods are available.