Collects innovative, provocative essays by researchers on the future of economic design
Presents short, informal opinions and reflections on chances and challenges of a field
Offers an unconventional, fresh and intuitive vision on economic design which readers will enjoy
Part of the book series: Studies in Economic Design (DESI)
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Table of contents (74 chapters)
Aggregation and Voting
About this book
This collection of essays represents responses by over eighty scholars to an unusual request: give your high level assessment of the field of economic design, as broadly construed. Where do we come from? Where do we go from here? The book editors invited short, informal reflections expressing deeply felt but hard to demonstrate opinions, unsupported speculation, and controversial views of a kind one might not normally risk submitting for review. The contributors – both senior researchers who have shaped the field and promising, younger researchers – responded with a diverse collection of provocative pieces, including: retrospective assessments or surveys of the field; opinion papers; reflections on critical points for the development of the discipline; proposals for the immediate future; "science fiction"; and many more. The readers should have fun reading these unusual pieces – as much as the contributors enjoyed writing them.
- Economic design
- Mechanism design
- Social choice
- Welfare economics
- Social choice and welfare
- Political economy
Editors and Affiliations
CNRS - Paris School of Economics, Paris, France
University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK
Université Paris-Dauphine, Université PSL, CNRS, LAMSADE, Paris, France
M. Remzi Sanver
Union College, Schenectady, USA
William S. Zwicker
About the editors
Jean‑François Laslier works at the CNRS (French National Center of Scientific Research). With a background in Mathematics, he obtained his PhD in Economics (Cnam Paris) in 1991. His research interests include Mathematical Economics, Games and Social Choice Theory, and Political Science. He does research on democracy, and in particular on voting rules and voting behavior, from the formal and from the experimental points of view. He teaches at the Paris School of Economics and publishes his work in the two fields Economics and Political Science.
Hervé Moulin received a Ph.D. in mathematics from the Université de Paris in 1975, and afterwards has taught Microeconomics in France, the USA, and currently at the University of Glasgow. His work in Mechanism Design includes the incentive properties of generalized median voting rules and of voting by successive veto; fair rules to divide an estate, workloads, or over-demanded commodities such as organs for transplant or seats for a popular event; and the exploitation of a common property technology. His most recent textbook, Fair Division and Collective Welfare (MIT Press 2003), introduces the broad contributions of microeconomic analysis to fair division problems.
M. Remzi Sanver received a PhD in Economics from Boğaziçi University in 1998. For several years, he worked as a faculty member at Istanbul Bilgi University where he was the President between 2011-2015. His research is in mathematical social sciences, with particular emphasis in the theory of social design, choice and welfare. He is the founding director of the Murat Sertel Center for Advanced Economic Studies. Since October 2015, he is a director of research at CNRS, working at LAMSADE, Université Paris Dauphine.
William S. Zwicker studied Mathematics at Harvard and M.I.T., where his 1975 Ph.D. focused on logic and set theory. Since then Bill's academic career has been at Union College, where in 2006 he was named the William D. Williams Professor of Mathematics. Today he works on applications of mathematics to the social sciences: social choice, fair division, and cooperative game theory. Bill serves on the editorial board of Mathematical Social Sciences and is co-author, with Alan D. Taylor, of the monograph Simple Games (Princeton, 1999).
Book Title: The Future of Economic Design
Book Subtitle: The Continuing Development of a Field as Envisioned by Its Researchers
Editors: Jean-François Laslier, Hervé Moulin, M. Remzi Sanver, William S. Zwicker
Series Title: Studies in Economic Design
Publisher: Springer Cham
eBook Packages: Economics and Finance, Economics and Finance (R0)
Copyright Information: Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-18049-2Published: 26 November 2019
Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-18052-2Published: 26 November 2020
eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-18050-8Published: 15 November 2019
Series ISSN: 2510-3970
Series E-ISSN: 2510-3989
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XVI, 539
Number of Illustrations: 26 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour
Topics: Social Choice and Welfare, Game Theory, Experimental Economics