The NBER's Working Group on Market Design, directed by Susan Athey and Parag A. Pathak of NBER and MIT, met in Cambridge on October 8 and 9, 2010. These papers were discussed:
Dirk Bergemann and Johannes Horner, Yale University, "Should Auctions Be Transparent?"
Simon Board, University of California, Los Angeles, and Andrzej Skrzypacz, Stanford University, "Optimal Dynamic Auctions for Durable Goods: Posted Prices and Fire Sales"
Mallesh M. Pai, University of Pennsylvania, and Rakesh Vohra, Northwestern University, "Optimal Auctions with Financially Constrained Bidders"
Lawrence M. Ausubel and Oleg V. Baranov, University of Maryland, "Core-Selecting Auctions with Incomplete Information"
Sven Seuken and David C. Parkes, Harvard University, and Denis Charles, Max Chickering, Mary Czerwinski, Kamal Jain, Sidd Puri, and Desney Tan, Microsoft Research, "Hidden Market Design: A Peer-to-Peer Backup Market"
Gary E. Bolton, Penn State University; Ben Greiner, University of New South Wales; and Axel Ockenfels, University of Cologne, "Engineering Trust: Reciprocity in the Production of Reputation Information"
Soohyung Lee, University of Maryland; Muriel Niederle, Stanford University and NBER, and Hye-Rim Kim and Woo-Keum Kim, Korea Marriage Culture Institute, "Propose with a Rose? Signaling in Internet Dating Markets"
Yinghua He, Toulouse School of Economics, "Gaming School Choice Mechanisms"
Federico Echenique, SangMok Lee, and Matthew Shum, California Institute of Technology, "Aggregate Matchings"
Fuhito Kojima, Stanford University; Parag A. Pathak; and Alvin E. Roth, Harvard University and NBER, "Matching with Couples: Incentives and Stability in Large Markets"
Itai Ashlagi, MIT, and Alvin Roth, "Participation (versus Free Riding) in Large Scale, Multi-Hospital Kidney Exchange"
Michael Ostrovsky, Stanford University, and Michael Schwarz, Yahoo! Labs, "Reserve Prices in Internet Advertising Auctions: A Field Experiment"
Susan Athey; Dominic Coey, Stanford University; and Jonathan D. Levin, Stanford University and NBER, "Subsidies and Set-Asides in Auctions"
Marek Pycia, University of California, Los Angeles, and Utku Unver, Boston College, "Incentive Compatible Allocation and Exchange of Discrete Resources"