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Frontiers of Economic Theory and Computer Science

August 12–13, 2016

Saieh Hall for Economics, Room 021
ORGANIZERS
BENJAMIN BROOKS, UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO
MOHAMMAD AKBARPOUR, UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO

With the advent of the internet economy, there has been a remarkable convergence in lines of inquiry between the fields of economic theory and computer science. The emergence of new markets mediated by information technology has spurred new research on how strategic agents interact with complex institutions, and also on how best to design institutions in the face of limited information and limited computational resources. The disciplines of game theory and complexity theory provide complementary approaches to understanding these issues. This conference brings together leading researchers from these fields to share and discuss exciting new developments. The broader goal is to facilitate a dialogue on how best to advance the common objective of understanding strategic behavior and institutional design in complex environments.

 

 

Program

Friday, August 12

Auctions and Pricing in Markets with Complex Constraints
Stanford University
Discussant: Tim Roughgarden
Combinatorial Auctions via Posted Prices
Blavatnik School of Computer Science at Tel-Aviv University
Perfect Competition in Markets with Adverse Selection
University of Pennsylvania
Games of Incomplete Information Played By Statisticians
Microsoft Research
Discussant: Vasilis Syrgkanis
Multi-dimensional Virtual Values and Second Degree Price Discrimination
Pennsylvania State University
Learning and Efficiency in Games with Dynamic Population
Cornell University

Saturday, August 13

Strong Duality for a Multiple-Good Monopolist
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Break
Motivational Ratings
Stanford University
Game Abstractions for Counterfactual Predictions in Online Market
Facebook, Inc.
Information Design
Princeton University
Affirmative Action in Assignment Mechanisms
Massachusetts Institute of Technology