Instructor: Patrick Loiseau
Time and room: Wednesday afternoon, 1:30pm--4:45pm, room 102
Instructor's office: 427 (no office hours, please take appointment by email)
Administration slides: [pdf].
Planning (tentative) and material
- Week 1: November 30, 2016 (1:30pm--4:45pm)
- Lecture 1: Pricing of communication services [pdf]
- Week 2: December 7, 2016 (1:30pm--4:45pm)
- Lecture 2: Incentives in online systems I: free riding and effort elicitation [pdf]
- Week 3: December 14, 2016 (1:30pm--4:45pm)
- Lecture 3: Incentives in online systems II: robust reputation systems and information elicitation [pdf]
- Send groups and 3 papers in preferred order by December 13, 2015, 23:59.
- Week 4: January 4, 2017 (1:30pm--4:45pm)
- Lecture 4: Incentives and games in security [pdf]
- Week 5: January 11, 2017 (1:30pm--4:45pm)
- Lecture 5: Auctions and applications [pdf]
- Week 6: January 18, 2017 (1:30pm--4:45pm)
- End of unfinished lectures
- Week 7: January 25, 2017 (1:30pm--4:45pm)
- Exam Week: February 14, 2017 (afternoon)
The final grade will be based on the following:
- A short written exam of 15 minutes in the form of multiple choices questions, done at the beginning of the students presentations session (20%).
Example of the multiple choice questions form the Fall 2013 class [pdf], the Fall 2014 class [pdf] and the Fall 2015 class [pdf]
- Students presentations (by groups) based on a research paper (40%).
- Students abstracts (individual) based on a research paper (40%).
List of papers:
- J. Abernethy, S. Kutty, S. Lahaie and R. Sami. Information Aggregation in Exponential Family Markets, in Proceedings of EC 2014.
- A. Acquisti, L. K. John, and G. Loewenstein. What Is Privacy Worth? The Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 42, No. 2 (June 2013), pp. 249-274.
- N. Allouch. On the private provision of public goods on networks. Journal of Economic Theory 157 (2015) 527-552, 2015.
- P. L'Ecuyer, P. Maille, N. Stier-Moses, and B. Tuffin. Revenue-Maximizing Rankings for Online Platforms with Quality-Sensitive Consumers. Operations Research. To appear.
- R. Meir, A. D. Procaccia, J. S. Rosenschein. Algorithms for strategyproof classification. Artificial Intelligence 186 (2012) 123-156, 2012.
- D. Monderer and L. S. Shapley. Potential Games. Games and Economic Behaviors 14, 124-143, 1996.
- R. Myerson. Optimal Auction Design, Mathematics of Operations Research 6(1): 58-73 (1981).
- M. Rothschild and J. Stiglitz. Equilibrium in Competitive Insurance Markets: An Essay on the Economics of Imperfect Information, The Quarterly Journal of Economics 90(4):629-649.