Becker Friedman Institute
for Research in Economics
The University of Chicago

Research. Insights. Impact. Advancing the Legacy of Chicago Economics.

Matching and Price Theory

May 6–7, 2011

(All day)

Charles M. Harper Center
Gary S. Becker, University of Chicago
Eric Budish, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Jeremy Fox, University of Michigan
James J. Heckman, University of Chicago
Scott Duke Kominers, Harvard Society of Fellows
Roger Myerson, University of Chicago
Philip J. Reny, University of Chicago
Alvin E. Roth, Stanford University
Robert Shimer, University of Chicago

This conference brought together market designers and price theorists to discuss linkages between their fields. The conference highlighted new work and provided opportunities for group engagement and discussion.

Friday's sessions showcased recently-discovered relationships between matching theory and price theory, including connections between (matching-theoretic) stability and competitive pricing. Price-theoretic market design innovations, both econometric and theoretical, were presented.

On Saturday, conference participants explored theoretical and empirical evidence on the importance of marketplace design.This discussion concluded with a panel featuring Gary Becker, James Heckman, Paul Milgrom, and Alvin Roth fielding questions from the audience.

May 6, 2011 (All day) May 7, 2011 (All day)