Economist Alvin E. Roth, Co-winner of the 2012 Nobel Prize in Economics to present the 2014 McKay Lecture, February 27th
Alvin E. Roth, currently The Craig and Susan McCaw Professor of Economics at Stanford University and the 2012 Nobel Laureat in Economics, will present "Market Design: The Economist as Engineer". The Nobel Prize was awarded for "the theory of stable allocations and the practice of market design." Al began and completed much of his research on matching and market design while being the first University of Pittsburgh Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Economics, from 1982 to 1998. The combined use of theory and laboratory experiments was central to his work. Under Al's leadership, the department of economics at Pitt became, and is still regarded as a leader in experimental economics.
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The Department of Economics welcomes our new Professors
Mehmet Ekmekci is a microeconomist who specializes in dynamic game theory, corporate finance and political economy. His recent research includes the market for information in takeovers, information aggregation in auctions and price stickiness. He has published in top economics journals such as Review of economic studies, American economic review and Journal of economic theory.
Tymofiy Mylovanov is a microeconomist whose research interests lie in the area of Mechanism Design and Contract Theory with a focus on the topics of Optimal Delegation and Informed Principal. His recent research includes models of endogenous design of institutions, understanding the performance of prevalent arbitration procedures of conflict resolution, and reasons for existence of non-competitive allocation mechanisms.
Federico Zincenko is an econometrician who specializes in semiparametric and nonparemetric methods, hypothesis testing, and industrial organization. His recent research includes nonparametric estimation of auction models with risk-averse bidders, hypothesis testing in dynamic panels with local misspecification, and collusion among heterogeneous firms in Bertrand Competition. His future research includes nonparametric estimation and testing of microeconomics models under shape restrictions.
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