Group for Research in Decision Analysis

Mechanism Design Through Optimization

Lê Nguyên Hoang Polytechnique Montréal, Canada

Quite often, the interaction of agents is defined by a mechanism designed by a regulator . Before trying to optimize mechanisms, a conceptual understanding of what a good mechanism needs to be defined. In the seminar, we will show a framework for understanding and improving mechanism. We will introduce tools for mechanism optimization, including the return function. Several applications and illustrations will be discussed, including card games. A preview of the seminar can be read in the following article.

L'objectif de ce séminaire est de permettre un échange d'idées. Pendant la présentation, les participants seront invités à donner leurs commentaires et à poser des questions.