Choice, Contracts and Computation

June 9-10, 2008

Organizers: Dirk Bergemann and Larry Samuelson

MONDAY
8:00 Continental Breakfast
  SESSION 1. MECHANISM DESIGN — Chaired by Dirk Bergemenn
9:00 Alex Gershkov (University of Bonn),Dynamic Revenue Maximization with Heterogeneous Objects: A Mechanism Design Approach” (with Benny Moldovanu) and “The Trade-off Between Fast Learning and Dynamic Efficiency
10:00 Break
10:15 Ilya Segal (Stanford University), “Dynamic Mechanism Design: Revenue Equivalence, Profit Maximization and Information Disclosure
11:15 Break
11:30 Susan Athey (Harvard University), “An Efficient Dynamic Mechanism
12:30 Lunch
  SESSION 2. DECISION THEORY — Chaired by John Geanakoplos
2:30 Bart Lipman (Boston University) “Costly Self Control vs. Overwhelming Temptation” (with Eddie Dekel)
3:30 Break
3:45 Haluk Ergin (Washington University, St. Louis), “Framing Contingencies
4:45 Break
5:00 Larry Blume, David Easley and Joe Halpern (Cornell University), “Constructive Decision Theory”
7:00 Dinner, Bentara, 76 Orange Street
TUESDAY
  SESSION 3. COMPUTABILITY — Chaired by Don Brown
9:00 Tim Roughgarden (Stanford University), “Potentials and Approximation
10:00 Break
10:15 Shanghua Teng (Boston University), “Game and Market Equilibria: Approximation and Smoothed Analysis
11:15 Break
11:30 Jason Hartline (Northwestern University) and Tim Roughgarden (Stanford University), “Optimal Mechanism Design and Money Burning
12:30 Lunch
  SESSION 4. DYNAMIC CONTRACTING — Chaired by Larry Samuelson
2:30 Yulie Sannikov (UC Berkeley), “Learning in Dynamic Incentive Contracts” (with Peter M. DeMarzo)
3:30 Break
3:45 Noah Williams (Princeton University), “Persistent Private Information
4:45 Break
5:00 Bruno Biais (Toulouse), “Accident Risk, Limited Liability and Dynamic Moral Hazard” (with Thomas Mariotti, Jean-Charles Rochet, Stéphane Villeneuve)
7:00 Dinner, Sabor, 266 College Street

Attendees

David Ahn (University of California-Berkely)
Susan Athey (Harvard University)
Bruno Biais (Toulouse)
Larry Blume (Cornell University)
Don Brown (Yale University)
Luciano de Castro (University of Illinois)
Yeon-Koo Che (Columbia University)
Martin Cripps
Rahul Deb (Yale University)
Haluk Ergin (Washington University, St. Louis)
Eduardo Faingold (Yale University)
Kyna Fong (Stanford University)
Oliver Funck (Yale University)
John Geanakopolos (Yale University)
Dino Gerardi (Yale University)
Alex Gershkov (University of Bonn)
Joe Halpern (Cornell University)
Jason Hartline (Northwestern University)
Bart Lipman (Boston University)
Qinming Liu (Yale University)
Lucas Maestri (Yale University)
George Mailath (University of Pennsylvania)
Moritz Meyer-ter-Vehn (UCLA)
Steven Morris (Princeton University)
David Parkes (Harvard University)
Andrew Postlewaite (University of Pennsylvania)
James Powell
Jean-Marc Robin
Tim Roughgarden (Stanford University)
Kareen Rozen (Yale University)
Maher Said (Yale University)
Bill Sandholm (University of WI-Madison)
Yuliy Sannikov (Berkeley)
Todd Sarver (Northwestern)
Herb Scarf (Yale University)
Ilya Segal (Stanford University
Ji Shen (Yale University)
Bruno Strulovici (University of Oxford)
Shanghua Teng (Boston University)
Xianwen Shi (University of Toronto)
Tomasz Strzalecki (Northwestern University)
Richard Vanweelden (Yale University)
Jonathan Weinstein (Kellogg School of Management)
Noah Williams (Princeton University)
Steve Williams (University of Illinois)
Muhamet Yildiz (MIT)