Madrid Summer Workshop on Economic Theory (M-SWET)

"New Approaches to Mechanism Design"

Instituto de Economía

Organized by:

Antonio Cabrales (U. Carlos III), Diego Moreno (U. Carlos III), Rafael Repullo (CEMFI)

and Roberto Serrano (Brown U. and IMDEA)

Sponsored by:

Fundación Rafael del Pino

Venue: CEMFI – Casado del Alisal 5, 28014 Madrid



Thursday, 19 June 2008

Morning session (chairman – Antonio Cabrales)

09:30-10:45    Stephen Morris (Princeton U.):  “Strategic Distinguishability with an Application to Robust Virtual Implementation,”  (joint with Dirk Bergemann).

10:45-11:00    Discussion: Roberto Serrano

11:00-11:30    Coffee break

11:30-12:45    Roberto Serrano (Brown U. and IMDEA): “Robust Virtual Implementation with Incomplete Information: Towards a Reinterpretation of the Wilson Doctrine,” (joint with Georgy Artemov and Takashi Kunimoto).

12:45-13:00    Discussion: Stephen Morris

13:00-14:30     Lunch

Afternoon session (chairman – Roberto Serrano)

14:30-15:45    Diego Moreno (U.Carlos III.):  “Entry in Auctions,” (joint with John Wooders).

15:45-16:00    Discussion: Antonio Cabrales

16:00-16:30    Coffee break

16:30-17:45    Antonio Cabrales (U. Carlos III): “Implementation in Adaptive Better-Response Dynamics,” (joint with Roberto Serrano).

17:45-18:00    Discussion: Ran Spiegler


Master Lectures Program (at Fundación Rafael del Pino)


19:00-21:00    Eric Maskin (IAS, Princeton U.):

21:30               Dinner

Friday, 20 June 2008

Morning session (chairman – Rafael Repullo)

09:30-10:45    Philippe Jehiel (PSE and UCL): “Manipulative Auction Design.”

10:45-11:00    Discussion: John Wooders

11:00-11:30    Coffee break

11:30-12:45    Ran Spiegler (UCL): “Efficient Bargaining Over Bets,” (joint with Kfir Eliaz).

12:45-13:00    Discussion: Philippe Jehiel

13:00-14:30     Lunch

Afternoon session (chairman – Diego Moreno)

14:30-15:45   John Wooders (U. of Arizona): “Experience Teaches, But What? Professionals and Mixed-Strategy Play.”

15:45-16:00    Discussion: Olivier Tercieux

16:00-16:30    Coffee break

16:30-17:45    Olivier Tercieux (PSE): “Continuous Implementation,” (joint with Marion Oury).

17:45-18:00    Discussion: Diego Moreno

21:00               Dinner