Leading Game Theorists are Guests of HSE
On May 23 and 24, 2016 the Game Theory Laboratory of the HSE St Petersburg held its first international conference entitled "Game Theory and Mechanism Design", in memory of the late Victor Domanskiy.
Victor Domanskiy (1944-2013) explicitly solved highly nontrivial models of dynamic games of strategy, with applications to the analysis of financial markets. Some of his findings were ahead of their time and his influential work gave international stature to the Saint Petersburg Laboratory of Game Theory of the Russian Academy of Sciences, his base for more than four decades. He was a colleague and/or mentor to many members of our Laboratory at HSE.
The first day of the conference focused on recent advances in the theory of repeated games highlighting the role of Victor Domanskiy's contributions. The second day was devoted to the design of microeconomic markets, a new research direction of the Laboratory, with applications to internet-based trade, the assignment of students to schools, and fair division.
The meeting gathered 15 speakers from the USA, France, Israel, Australia, Germany, the UK, Spain and Russia, among them the current and past Presidents of the Game Theory Society, and a total of about 60 participants with guests from Moscow (HSE, MSU, CEMI RAS, Skolkovo), Karelia (Institute of Applied Mathematical Research), Riga (University of Latvia), and Saint Petersburg (HSE, SPSU, State Transport University, European University and others). The high-level lectures stimulated lively discussions and exchanges of ideas, from which further interactions will follow. Moreover, on May 27 one of the conference speakers – Professor Rida Laraki (Ecole Polytechnique, France) will present a public lecture for the students, staff and guests of HSE.
It was the first, and very successful, contribution of the Laboratory to the international community of economic research and international cooperation in Higher School of Economics.