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 28 and 29, 2011. These papers were discussed:
Tayfun Sonmez, Boston College, and Tobias B. Switzer, U.S. Air Force, "Matching with (Branch-of-Choice) Contracts at United States Military Academy"
John W. Hatfield, Stanford University, and Scott Duke Kominers, University of Chicago, "Multilateral Matching"
Eric Budish, University of Chicago, and Eduardo M. Azevedo, Harvard University, "Strategyproofness in the Large as a Desideratum for Market Design"
Clayton Featherstone, Harvard University,"A Rank-Based Refinement of Ordinal Efficiency and a New (but Familiar) Class of Ordinal Assignment Mechanisms"
Haoxiang Zhu, Stanford University, "Do Dark Pools Harm Price Discovery?"
Mark Satterthwaite, Northwestern University; Steven R. Williams, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; and Konstantinos E. Zachariadis, London School of Economics, "Price Discovery"
Steven Tadelis, University of California at Berkeley and eBay Research Labs, and Florian Zettelmeyer, Northwestern University and NBER, "Information Disclosure as a Matching Mechanism: Theory and Evidence from a Field Experiment"
Tayfun Sonmez and Utku Unver, Boston College, "Altruistically Unbalanced Kidney Exchange"
Itai Ashlagi and David Gamarnik, MIT, and Alvin E. Roth, Harvard University and NBER, "The Need for (long) Chains in Kidney Exchange"
Susan Athey; Ittai Abraham and Moshe Babaioff, Microsoft Research; and Michael Grubb, MIT, "Peaches, Lemons, and Cookies: Designing Auction Markets with Dispersed Information"
Liran Einav and Jonathan D. Levin, Stanford University and NBER; Theresa Kuchler, Stanford University; and Neel Sundaresan, eBay Research Labs, "Learning from Seller Experiments in Online Markets" (NBER Working Paper No. 17385)
Arpita Ghosh and Preston McAfee, Yahoo! Research, "Incentivizing High-Quality User-Generated Content"
Sven Seuken, University of Zurich; David Parkes, Harvard University; Eric Horvitz, Mary Czerwinski, and Desney Tan, Microsoft Research; and Kamal Jain, eBay Research Labs; "Market User Interface Design"
John W. Hatfield and Fuhito Kojima, Stanford University, and Yusuke Narita, MIT, "Promoting School Competition Through School Choice: A Market Design Approach"
Yan Chen, University of Michigan, and Onur Kesten, Carnegie Mellon University, "From Boston to Shanghai to Deferred Acceptance: Theory and Experiments on a Family of School Choice Mechanisms"
Summaries of these papers may be found here.