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Matching and Market Design: Theory and applications

The course will start Monday 16.10.2017. 

 

Matching plays an important role in many aspects of our economic and social lives: Students need to be assigned places to study, donor organs need to be matched to patients, workers to jobs, and so on. 

In this course, students will learn

  • about leading theoretical models of matching
  • how to apply theoretical models to develop “good” matching mechanisms for real-life matching markets
  • how a mixture of theoretical, experimental, and empirical methods can be used to evaluate existing matching mechanisms and, if necessary, design better ones

Students who master the materials of this class are well prepared to pursue independent research topics on matching. 

A preliminary syllabus is here.