Designing Economic Mechanisms / Edition 1

Designing Economic Mechanisms / Edition 1

by Leonid Hurwicz, Stanley Reiter
     
 

This book presents methods for designing institutions that direct and co-ordinate economic activity to achieve specified goals.See more details below

Overview

This book presents methods for designing institutions that direct and co-ordinate economic activity to achieve specified goals.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521836418
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/31/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
354
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

1. Mechanisms and mechanism design; 1.1. Introduction to mechanisms and mechanism design; 1.2. Environments and goal functions; 1.3. Mechanisms: message exchange processes and game forms; 1.4. Initial dispersion of information and privacy preservation; 1.5. Mechanism design; 1.6. Mechanism design Illustrated in a Walrasian example; 1.7. The rectangles method applied to the Walrasian goal function-informal; 1.8. Introductory discussion of informational efficiency concepts; 1.9. Regulation of logging in a national forest - an example of mechanism design; 2. From goals to means: constructing mechanisms; 2.1. Mechanism construction: phase one; 2.2. Phase two: constructing decentralized; 2.3.1. Flagpoles-principles; 2.4.1. Phase two: via condensation: principles; 2.5. Overlaps; 2.6.1; Main results; 3. Designing informationally efficient mechanisms using the language of aets; 3.1. Introduction; 3.2. Mechanism design; 3.3. Mechanisms and coverings; 3.4. A systematic process (an algorithm) for constructing and rRM covering; 3.5; Transversals; 3.6. Coverings and partitions; 3.7. Informational efficiency; 3.8. Example 1.9 revisited - a graphical presentation; 3.9. Informationally efficient mechanisms with strategic behavior; 4. Revelation mechanisms (co-authored with Kenneth R. Mount); 4.1. Introduction; 4.2. Initial set theoretic constructions; 4.3. The topological case; 4.4. Proofs and examples.

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