Professor Robert McCann

FUTURE MEETINGS:

16h10 - 17h40 Tuesdays and Thursdays BA 6183

OFFICE HOURS:

immediately following each class in BA 6124

Course information

POSSIBLE TOPICS

Gale & Shapley (1962) The College Admissions Problem (NTU Matching by Deferred Acceptance); see also books by Knuth '81 and Roth and Sotomayor '90

McCann & Guillen `Five Lectures' (2013)

Shapley & Shubik (1972) The Assignment Game I (TU Matching is a linear program)

Rigorous approaches to duality

Principal Agent Problems with Multidimensional Heterogeneity

Rochet & Chone (1998) Ironing, Screening and Multidimensional Sweeping

Armbruster (2013+) A short proof of Strassen's theorem using convex analysis

Figalli, Kim & McCann (2011) When is multidimensional screening a convex program?

McCann & Zhang (2019) On concavity of the monopolist's problem facing consumers with nonlinear price preferences

Noldeke & Samuelson (2018) The Implementation Duality

Myerson (1981) Optimal Auction Design

PROJECT SUGGESTIONS

Akerlof (2001) Behavioral Macroeconomics and Macroeconomic Behavior

Choo & Siow (2006) Who marries whom and why

Hotelling (1929) Stability in competition (why duopoly may fail to produce variety)

Kuhn (1955) Hungarian Algorithm (also integrality and alternate approach to duality) and Historical Restrospective (2012)

Mirrlees (1996) Information and Incentives: The Economics of Carrots and Sticks

Shimer and Smith (2000) Matching with Search Costs

Sonnenschein (1982) Myopic price dynamics (the first example of a Wasserstein gradient flow)

Stiglitz (2001) Information and the Change in Paradigm in Economics

Laffont (1996) William Vickrey: A Pioneer in the Economics of Incentives

Wong (2016) Geometry and Optimization of Relative Arbitrage