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

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The 28th Jerusalem School in Economic Theory

Mechanism Design

Event date: June 27 – July 6, 2017 

Organizers:

    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:
    NAME AFFILIATION EMAIL
    Elchanan Ben- Porath                             
    The Hebrew University of Jerusalem              
    benporat@math.huji.ac.il
    Ben Brooks
    The University of Chicago
    babrooks@uchicago.edu
    Sylvain Chassang
    New York University
    chassang@nyu.edu
    Eddie Dekel
    Northwestern University and Tel-Aviv University
    eddiedekel@gmail.com
    Sergiu Hart
    The Hebrew University
    hart@huji.ac.il
    Jason Hartline
    Northwestern University
    hartline@northwestern.edu
    Emir Kamenica
    The University of Chicago
    emir.kamenica@chicagobooth.edu
    George Mailath
    University of Pennsylvania
    gmailath@econ.upenn.edu
    Jakub Kastl
    Princeton University
    jkastl@princeton.edu
    Eric Maskin
    Harvard University
    emaskin@fas.harvard.edu
    Stephen Morris
    Princeton University
    smorris@princeton.edu
    Tim Roughgarden
    Stanford University
    tim@cs.stanford.edu
    Ariel Rubinstein
    Tel-Aviv University and New-York University
    rariel@post.tau.ac.il
    Vasiliki Skerta
    University College London
    v.skerta@ucl.ac.uk
    Balazs Szentes
    London School of Economics
    b.szentes@lse.ac.uk