MD4SG '17

1st Workshop on Mechanism Design for Social Good


UPDATE: The workshop will be held in room G449 in the Stata Center, and will be available to livestream at this link.

The full program of the workshop will take place on June 26 at the Ray and Maria Stata Center on MIT's campus at 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA 02139. A PDF of the program is available for download.

Time Event Authors
9:00-9:10 Opening Remarks
9:10-9:50 Invited Talk: Good Markets (Really Do) Make Good Neighbors Scott Duke Kominers
9:50-10:10 How (Not) to Allocate Affordable Housing [link] Nick Arnosti and Peng Shi
10:10-10:30 Targeting High Ability Entrepreneurs Using Community Information: Mechanism Design In The Field Reshmaan Hussam, Natalia Rigol, and Benjamin Roth
10:30-11:00 Break
11:00-11:40 Invited Talk: Making Health Insurance Work through Market Design Mark Shepard
11:40-11:55 Truthful Mechanisms for Medical Surplus Product Allocation* [link] Can Zhang, Atalay Atasu, Turgay Ayer, and Beril Toktay
11:55-12:10 Opting Into Optimal Matchings* [link] Avrim Blum, Ioannis Caragiannis, Nika Haghtalab, Ariel Procaccia, Eviatar Procaccia, and Rohit Vaish
12:10-12:30 Analysis of Medicare Pay-for-Performance Contracts [link] Hamsa Bastani, Mohsen Bayati, Mark Braverman, Ramki Gummadi, and Ramesh Johari
12:30-2:00 Lunch and Poster Session
2:00-2:15 A Personalized BDM Mechanism for Efficient Market Intervention Experiments* Imanol Arrieta Ibarra and Johan Ugander
2:15-2:30 Mechanism Design with Financially Constrained Agents and Costly Verification* [link] Yunan Li
2:30-2:50 Assortment Planning in School Choice [link] Peng Shi
2:50-3:30 Invited Talk: Mechanism Design for Education Parag Pathak
3:30-4:00 Break
4:00-4:15 Demand Response Contract Design for Energy Markets* [link] and Generalizing Demand Response Through Reward Bidding* [link] Hongyao Ma, Reshef Meir, David C Parkes, and Valentin Robu
4:15-4:30 Rules for Choosing Societal Tradeoffs* [link] Vincent Conitzer, Rupert Freeman, Markus Brill, and Yuqian Li
4:30-5:30 Panel Discussion Ashish Goel, Carla P. Gomes, Kevin Leyton-Brown, Parag Pathak, and Glen Weyl

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