The 28th Jerusalem School in Economic Theory

Mechanism Design

Event date: June 27 - July 6, 2017

    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:


    Elchanan Ben- Porath                             

    The Hebrew University of Jerusalem          

    Ben Brooks

    The University of Chicago

    Sylvain Chassang

    New York University

    Eddie Dekel

    Northwestern University and Tel-Aviv University

    Sergiu Hart

    The Hebrew University

    Jason Hartline

    Northwestern University

    Emir Kamenica

    The University of Chicago

    Jakub Kastl

    Princeton University

    Eric Maskin

    Harvard University

    Stephen Morris

    Princeton University

    Tim Roughgarden

    Stanford University

    Ariel Rubinstein

    Tel-Aviv University and New-York University

    Vasiliki Skreta

    University College London

    Balazs Szentes

    London School of Economics