Colloquium on June 15, 2009

Achim Wambach
Universität zu Köln

Economic Engineering

As robust knowledge accumulates, game theorists are increasingly in a position to offer advice on the design of economic institutions in complex environments. The presentation will give an introduction into the methods used (game theory, auction theory, experimental economics) and illustrate these methods with examples of recent design implementations (matching pupils with schools, license auctions, procurement auctions).