Spring 2018

Mechanism Design

Listed in: Economics, as ECON-470

Faculty

Brian H. Baisa (Section 01)

Description

Mechanism design uses game theory to design systems, institutions, and mechanisms to achieve desired outcomes. We will study the theory of mechanism design and how it is used to design auctions, tax schemes, and matching mechanisms. The course will approach these issues from a theoretical perspective and also examine real-world applications. Examples will include how Google sells advertising space, how medical students are matched to residencies, and how governments sell bonds. Students will read and discuss current research on these topics and also complete an independent research project related to the course material.

Requisite: ECON 301 or 420, MATH 211. Limited to 18 students.  Spring semester. Professor Baisa.

If Overenrolled: Preference to economics majors

Offerings

2017-18: Offered in Spring 2018
Other years: Offered in Spring 2015