SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES

July 30, 2014

THE FIELDS INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH IN MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

July-December 2014
Thematic Program on
Variational Problems in Physics, Economics and Geometry

September 11-12
Preconference Minischool
on Optimization, Transportation and Equilibrium in Economics

September 15-19, 2014
CONFERENCE ON
OPTIMIZATION, TRANSPORTATION AND EQUILIBRIUM IN ECONOMICS


Organizing
Committee
Pierre-Andre Chiappori (Columbia)
Alfred Galichon (Ecole Polytechnique)
Robert McCann (Toronto)
Xianwen Shi (Toronto)
OVERVIEW
Optimal transportation has proved to be a key tool for addressing economic equilibration and matching problems, from hedonic models --- in which supply equilibrates with demand amongst buyers, sellers, and products, with many parameters--- to the principal-agent framework --- in which private information determines the optimal prices of products offered by a monopolist or regulator to an anonymous field of agents. This conference will focus on identifying economic problems and models which stand to benefit from mathematical insights and attention from the calculus of variations and optimal transportation communities, and which therefore provide natural arenas for collaboration between economists and mathematicians.

Additional topics include matching in the labor, education, and marriage markets, auction theory and mechanism design, urban economics, geographical trade models, mean-field games, hedging and risk-management through model independent bounds.

A minischool for graduate students on related topics will take place 11-12 September featuring lecture series by the organizers: Pierre-Andre Chiappori, Alfred Galichon, Robert McCann and Xianwen Shi.

INVITED SPEAKERS

Guillaume Carlier (Paris)
Yeon-Koo Che* (Columbia )
Roberto Cominetti, (Universidad de Chile)
Daniz Dizdar (Bonn)
Arnaud Dupuy (CEPS/INSTEAD)
Marc Henry* (Penn State)
Minyi Huang (Carleton)
Fuhito Kojima (Stanford)
Alexander Kolesnikov (Moscow)
Scott Kominers(Chicago)
Pierre Henry-Labordere *(Societe Generale)
Qingmin Liu *(Columbia )
David Martimort *(Paris)
Lars Nesheim (UCL)
Bernard Salanie (Columbia)
Filippo Santambrogio(Orsay)
Nizar Touzi *(Ecole Polytechnique)
Rakesh Vohra*(Upenn)

* awaiting confirmation

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