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Mechanism Design for Social Good


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The Mechanism Design for Social Good group is a multi-institutional research group, which uses insights from algorithms, optimization, and mechanism design to improve access to opportunity. We take an interdisciplinary, multi-stakeholder approach to improve societal welfare for communities of individuals for whom opportunities have historically been limited. We are interested both in (1) investigating domains where there are major opportunities for exploration and (2) continuing to build off of existing work at this interface that underlies great success stories. We facilitate interdisciplinary collaborations with academics and organizations with shared objectives. To this end, we organize various activities including an online colloquium series, working groups, workshops, and other meetings aimed at exploring new research directions, highlighting existing work, and discussing best practices for working at this interface.


If you would like to get announcements about MD4SG events, you may join our email-list here. Please include a short description of your work or a link to your website in the request. We welcome all interested parties including those working in academia, policy, industry, and other relevant domains. Please contact us if you are interested in learning more, or you have any comments, questions, or suggestions.


Organizers: Rediet Abebe, Kira Goldner, and Irene Lo
Contact: organizers@md4sg.com