Seminar Schedule Spring 2016

Spring 2016

The EconCS Group holds an Economics and Computer Science research seminar each semester.

Spring 2016 meetings are held at 1:45 to 3:30pm Fridays in Maxwell Dworkin 221.
Seminar Coordinator for Spring'16 is Paul Tylkin,

February 19
Chen Hajaj
Intelligent Mechanisms and Modern Markets Platforms

March 4

Bo Waggoner (1st)

Debmalya Mandal (2nd)


Informational Substitutes (1st)

Correlated Voting (2nd)

March 11
Kevin Leyton-Brown
Incentive Auctions and Spectrum Repacking

April 1

Paul Tylkin (1st)

Thibaut Horel (2nd)


Thwarting Vote Buying in Random Sample Elections through Fake Ballots (1st)

On the Complexity of Submodular Optimization with Error (2nd)

April 8
Renato Paes Leme
Feature-Based Dynamic Pricing
April 15
Chiara Farronato
Market Structure with the Entry of Peer-to-Peer Platforms: The Case of Hotels and Airbnb (Joint with Andrey Fradkin)
April 22
Ming Yin
Curiosity Killed the Cat, but Makes the Crowdwork Better
April 29

Harikrishna Narasimhan (1st)

Emma Heikensten (2nd)


A Statistical Framework for Strategy-proof Mechanism Design (1st)

Evaluating replicability of laboratory experiments in economics (2nd)

May 6

Yang Liu (1st)

Lior Seeman (2nd)


A Bandit Framework for Strategic Regression (1st)

An Intro to Bitcoin and the Blockchain (2nd)













Contact Information

Yiling Chen
Maxwell Dworkin 233
(617) 495-3298

David C. Parkes
Maxwell Dworkin 229
(617) 384-8130

Ariel Procaccia

Yaron Singer
Maxwell Dworkin 239
(617) 496-9271

Milind Tambe
Maxwell Dworkin 125
(617) 998-2423