A Short Course on Mechanism Design by Prof. Arunava Sen


Prof. Arunava Sen

Arunava Sen, Professor in the Economics and Planning Unit at the Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi, India, is going to deliver a short course on “Selected Topics in Mechanism Design” in CSA, IISc during the week April 1 – 5, 2013. Prof. Sen received his Ph.D. from Princeton University (1987) and M.Phil. from Oxford University (1982) and joined ISI Delhi in 1987. He is a globally-recognized economic theorist and has published several papers in leading international journals including Econometrica, Journal of Economic Theory, Social Choice and Welfare, Games and Economic Behavior, Review of Economic Studies, Journal of Mathematical Economics, and the Journal of Mathematical Psychology. He is the recipient of the Infosys prize on social sciences for the year 2012. He is also a great motivator for young scientists, here is an example.


Lecture schedule:

Note: The topics are a little broad at this moment. Depending on the interest of the audience, it might be fine-tuned.

Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of mechanism design theory and familiarity with mathematical analysis.

Venue: CSA 254

Title: Selected Topics in Mechanism Design

Consolidated lecture notes

Lecture 1: The Implementation Problem – Maskin’s Theorem.

Date and time: April 1, 6 – 7.30 PM

Lecture video

Lecture 2: Proof of Maskin’s Theorem.

Date and time: April 3, 6 – 7.30 PM

Lecture video

Lecture 3: Subgame-Perfect Implementation and Implementation with Behavioral Agents.

Date and time: April 5, 6 – 7.30 PM

Lecture video

We will update this page for any new announcements. So, please keep an eye on this. If you haven’t signed up yet, please do it here. We also need scribes for the lectures. Please let us know during the class that you are interested in scribing the lectures. We will split the task so that nobody needs to work too much.


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