Media Advisory: Economists to Discuss Design of Markets in a Variety of Settings
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RESEARCH ON MARKET DESIGN
Economists to discuss design of markets in a variety of settings
WHAT: Economists to discuss the design of online and offline markets in a variety of settings.
- Yeon-Koo Che (Columbia University, Organizer), Kelvin J. Lancaster Professor of Economics & Executive Director, Program for Economic Research (PER)
- Mohammad Akbarpour (Stanford)
- Ben Brooks (University of Chicago)
- Juan Carlos Carbajal (University of New South Wales)
- Alfred Galichon (New York University)
- Yinghua He (Rice University)
- Nicole Immorlica (Microsoft Research)
- Jacob Leshno (Columbia University)
- Josh Mollner (Northwestern University)
- Ran Shorrer (Penn State University)
- Philipp Strack (UC Berkeley)
- Olivier Tercieux (Paris School of Economics)
- Narita Yusuke (Yale University)
- Guillaume Haeringer (Baruch College)
- Jay Sethuraman (Columbia University)
- José Montiel Olea (Columbia University)
- Yash Kanoria (Columbia University)
- Xiaosheng Mu (Harvard University)
- Qingmin Liu (Columbia University)
WHEN: April 13-14, 2018
WHERE: Deutsches House, Columbia University
SPONSORS: Program for Economic Research (PER), Market Design Initiative, Microeconomic Theory Initiative (MTI)
REGISTRATION: Space is limited. For more information and to register for this event, please visit: https://econ.columbia.edu/event/market-design-conference/
DETAILS: The conference features frontier research on designing and improving markets and resource allocation methods, with applications ranging from school choice, labor market matchings, internet platform designs, auctions, to bitcoin block-chains.
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