14.147 Topics in Game Theory

As taught in: Fall 2009

Red and yellow tulips planted in curving rows in a garden.

Tulips in spring at Keukenhof, The Netherlands. The Dutch tulip auctions are one of many types of auctions. (Image by bbcactii on Flickr.)




Prof. Parag Pathak

Course Features

Course Description

This course is an advanced topics course on market and mechanism design. We will study existing or new market institutions, understand their properties, and think about whether they can be re-engineered or improved. Topics discussed include mechanism design, auction theory, one-sided matching in house allocation, two-sided matching, stochastic matching mechanisms, student assignment, and school choice.