Designing More Flexible Institutions: An Interdisciplinary Approach

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This project concerns an interdisciplinary approach to design, test, and build new economic, social, and political institutions using insights from game theory, operations research, and computer science. Applications include cap-and-trade markets to combat pollution and the exploitation of common resources (e.g. overfishing) as well as matching protocols to assign kids to schools, organs to patients, and refugees to municipalities. In each case, tailor-made solutions will be based on careful economic analyses of incentives, extensive scrutiny in the laboratory, and detailed implementation using state-of-the-art computer science techniques.

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Supervisory team
Jacob
Goeree

Business School
Economics
Toby
Walsh

Engineering
Computer Science and Engineering
Haris
Aziz

Engineering
Computer Science and Engineering
j.goeree@unsw.edu.au

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