SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES
|August 21, 2014|
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.
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