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The Evolution of the Rules of the Societal Games

Masahiko Aoki

in Corporations in Evolving Diversity: Cognition, Governance, and Institutional Rules

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199218530
eISBN:
9780191711510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218530.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability, Strategy

Based on the recent development of epistemic game theory, this chapter attempts to resolve longstanding contested issues across social science disciplines about the nature and origin of institutions. ... More


The Golden Rule

Ken Binmore

in Natural Justice

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195178111
eISBN:
9780199783670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178111.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter reviews the relevant anthropology, starting with the apparent universality of the golden rule — do as you would be done by — in hunter-gatherer societies. It points out that all pure ... More


Mechanism Design

Flavio M. Menezes and Paulo K. Monteiro

in An Introduction to Auction Theory

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199275984
eISBN:
9780191602214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019927598X.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter discusses how auction theory under independent types can be presented as a mechanism design problem. It is shown that any two mechanisms that allocate the object in the same way and ... More


 Getting Locked In

Ken Binmore

in Playing for Real: Game Theory

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195300574
eISBN:
9780199783748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300574.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter uses the Prisoner's Dilemma as the linking idea in an overview of many of the topics covered later in the book. The basic ideas are that of a dominated strategy and a Pareto-efficient ... More


Dynamic Allocation and Pricing: A Mechanism Design Approach

Alex Gershkov and Benny Moldovanu

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262028400
eISBN:
9780262327732
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028400.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Dynamic allocation and pricing problems appear in numerous frameworks such as the retail of seasonal/style goods, the allocation of fixed capacities in the travel and leisure industries (e.g., ... More


School Choice

Atıla Abdulkadıroğlu

in The Handbook of Market Design

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199570515
eISBN:
9780191765957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570515.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

School choice has presented economists with opportunities to study and design student assignment systems, which in turn have helped push forward the frontiers of mechanism design theory. This chapter ... More


A Mechanism Design Approach to Legal Problems

Alon Klement and Zvika Neeman

in The Handbook of Market Design

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199570515
eISBN:
9780191765957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570515.003.0019
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

The chapter describes a mechanism design framework that could help identify a set of procedural mechanisms that would minimize the resources used to achieve one of the main goals of the court system, ... More


Market Design for Kidney Exchange

Tayfun SÖnmez and Utku M. Ünver

in The Handbook of Market Design

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199570515
eISBN:
9780191765957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570515.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter begins by summarizing the mechanics governing kidney donations. There are two sources of donation: deceased donors and living donors. It then analyzes the kidney exchange problem as a ... More


Robust Mechanism Design

Börgers Tilman, Krähmer Daniel, and Strausz Roland

in An Introduction to the Theory of Mechanism Design

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199734023
eISBN:
9780190244699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199734023.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

A new and general framework for informationally robust mechanism design is developed. Standard results are integrated into this framework. Paradoxes that arise in this framework are explained. The ... More


Introduction

Börgers Tilman, Krähmer Daniel, and Strausz Roland

in An Introduction to the Theory of Mechanism Design

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199734023
eISBN:
9780190244699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199734023.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter provides an informal survey of the key questions of the theory of mechanism design. The chapter then outlines the analytical approach that the theory of mechanism design takes to address ... More


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