Issue No. 17/2012

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CTN Newsletter n.17 > March 2012

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by Guillaume Haeringer, MOVE

Dear All,

This year the CTN newsletter is opening a new section devoted to applications of coalition, matching and network theory. There is an ever increasing body of research aiming at applying results obtained in theoretical models and help policy makers and there is no doubt that we have much to learn from the practical study of real-life problems... >> more


From theory to application

Kidney Exchange: An Application of Matching Theory and Mechanism Design 
by Jordi Massó, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, MOVE, and Barcelona GSE

There are two treatments for patients with renal disease: dialysis and transplantation. Because dialysis requires a strong dependence and has many side effects (physical as well as psychological), transplantation is considered the best treatment. Kidneys for transplantation come from either deceased or living donors. The first successful kidney transplantation took place on December 23, 1954 in Boston... >> more

Article: Repeated Voting with Complete Information 
by Maksymilian Kwiek, University of Southampton


Consider a committee locked in a room choosing from two alternatives, either of which may replace the status quo, through a supermajority of, say, 2/3. If voters do not reach a decision in the first round of voting, then they go to the next round, and so on, until the sufficient majority is reached. However, delay or deadlock is costly to every player. How does the outcome of this process change if the required supermajority is adjusted to, say, 3/4? Which rule offers a better chance of a correct choice?... >> more

Scientific report: 17th Coalition Theory Network Workshop
Paris, France, 3-4 February 2012
by Hubert Kempf, Centre d’Economie de la Sorbonne – Université Paris 1


The 17th CTN Workshop took place in Paris, hosted by the Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne, the research unit in economics affiliated to Université Paris-1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. The programme was set up by Agnieszka R, Francis Bloch (Ecole Polytechnique) and Hubert Kempf (Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan and Paris School of Economics). This year, it has been decided to highlight the role of networks in finance... >> more

CTN Announcements

5th Maastricht Behavioral and Experimental Economics Symposium 
Maastricht, The Netherlands, 4 June 2012

The Economics Department (AE1) of Maastricht University hosts the 5th Maastricht Behavioral and Experimental Economics Symposium (M-BEES). The broad topic of the Symposium is Theory and Experimentsand centers around the question if and how economic experiments can inform economic theory and vice versa.... >> more

13th Public Economic Theory Annual Conference (PET12) 
Taipei, Taiwan, 12-14 June 2012

The Association for Public Economic Theory (APET) is pleased to announce that it will hold its thirteenth annual conference (PET12) in Taipei, Taiwan from June 12 through 14, 2012.  As with previous PET conferences, papers in all aspects of public economics and related areas will be presented... >> more

11th Meeting of the Society for Social Choice and Welfare 
New Delhi, India, 17-20 August 2012

The Society for Social Choice and Welfare will organize its 11th biannual meeting in New Delhi from 17th August to 20th August, 2012. The purpose of the Society is to promote the advancement of knowledge in social choice and welfare economics, broadly defined, and to facilitate communication among researchers from numerous disciplines working on social choice and welfare economics... >> more

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