V Hurwicz Workshop on Mechanism Design Theory

V Hurwicz Workshop on Mechanism Design Theory

14.11.2014 -  15.11.2014 | Warsaw


The registration of participants starts at 14:00 on Friday, 14th of November, in front of room no. 321, 3rd floor.

The 2014 Hurwicz Workshop on Mechanism Design Theory is a continuation of the initiative started in 2009 of holding an annual confernce to honour the 2007 Nobel Prize Laureate in Economics, professor Leonid Hurwicz. Leonid Hurwicz lived in Warsaw until 1938 and studied at the University of Warsaw. He frequently visited Poland in 1990's. Hurwicz is often credited with introducing rigorous mathematical approach to economic analysis. He received the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences in 2007 for his fundamental contributions to the theory of the design of economic mechanisms. Theory of mechanism design relies heavily on mathematical methods of functional analysis, differential equations, differential topology, dynamical systems, etc. Hurwicz has made important contributions to mathematics as well as economics, in particular, to non-linear programming.

The aim of the 2014 Hurwicz Workshop is to bring together scholars from Poland and abroad who specialize in mathematical approach to economic theory, including, but not necessarily confined to the mechanism design theory. The Workshop has an interdisciplinary focus. Topics ranging from issues in macroeconomics to mathematical game theory and stochastic finance are welcome.

The 2014 Hurwicz Memorial Lecture will be presented by Professor Martin Hellwig from the Max Planck Institute in Bonn, Germany. His visit in Warsaw is sponsored by the National Bank of Poland.

Past Hurwicz Memorial Lectures were presented by: Stefan Rolewicz (PAN) in 2009, Eric Maskin (Harvard) in 2010, Roger Myerson (Chicago) in 2011 and Ramon Marimon (EUI Florence) in 2012.