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International Laboratory of Game Theory and Decision Making

Book chapter
Feasible Joint Posterior Beliefs

Sandomirskiy F., Arieli I., Babichenko Y. et al.

In bk.: EC '20: Proceedings of the 21st ACM Conference on Economics and Computation. NY: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2020. P. 643-643.

Generating functions and Owen value in cooperative network cover game

Mazalov V. V., V. V. Gusev.

Performance Evaluation. 2020. Vol. 144. P. 102135.

Proportionality, equality, and duality in bankruptcy problems with nontransferable utility In press

Dietzenbacher B., Estévez-Fernández A., Borm P. et al.

Annals of Operations Research. 2020.

Strategic analysis of the Russian crab quota auction in 2019

Kalinin N., Vershinin M.

Marine Policy. 2020.

Taxing Congestion of the Space Commons

Béal S., Deschamps M., Moulin H.

Acta Astronautica. 2020. Vol. 177. P. 313-319.

The vertex cover game: Application to transport networks

Vasily V. Gusev.

Omega. 2020. Vol. 97. P. 102102.

Bargaining with independence of higher or irrelevant claims

Dietzenbacher B., Zarzuelo J. M., Albizuri M. J.

Journal of Mathematical Economics. 2020. Vol. 91. P. 11-17.

Consistency of the equal split-off set In press

Dietzenbacher B., Yanovskaya E. B.

International Journal of Game Theory. 2020.


The subject of Game Theory is central to the mathematical modeling of the economic situations of conflict and cooperation. The HSE’s Game Theory and Decision Making laboratory aims to develop new bridges between the models of non-cooperative behavior, and the normative concept of cooperation and fair division, in particular in their algorithmic and asymptotic dimensions.

Key areas of research:

  • Mechanism design and developing new applications for specific resource allocation problems (cost and/or surplus-sharing).
  • Defining new equilibrium concepts in cooperative game theory which analyzes the interaction of players forming and breaking alliances by public and/or secret agreements.
  • Analyzing informational effects for dynamic games.
  • Developing algorithmic game theory, poised to estimate the complexity of finding equilibrium outcomes.
  • Investigating asymptotic properties of large games.

During the period from 2017 to 2019 research fellows of the laboratory published 50 articles, half of them in journals indexed Q1-Q2 at Scopus and Web of Science, including Econometrica, Journal of Economic Theory, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, Games and Economic Behavior, ACM Economics and Computation, Advances in Mathematics, Economic Theory, International Journal of Game Theory, Public Choice, Social Choice and Welfare, European Journal of Mathematics, Operations Research. We regularly present our results at the best international conferences within our fields of interest such as Society for Social Choice and Welfare, Society for Economic Design, Society for Advancement of Economic Theory, Game Theory Conference at Stony Brook, EEA-ESEM, ACM Economics and Computation.

Each year we host an international conference and a summer school on topics in game theory and mechanism design. Since September 2019 the laboratory has initiated the regular research seminar together with the European University at St. Petersburg and the Steklov Mathematical Institute (PDMI RAS). 

Illustration for news: The article, co-authored by Artem Baklanov, has been published in Nature

The article, co-authored by Artem Baklanov, has been published in Nature

The article by the international research team focuses on global climate policy.

St.Petersburg Economic seminar (HSE, EU, PDMI) on June, 17: Yukiko Asai (The University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy)

Topic: Temporary Work Contracts and Female Labor Market Outcomes
Date & Time: June, 17; 18:00 - 19:00
Where: online platform Zoom

Paper from our lab has been accepted for presentation at the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-21)

The paper by Artem Baklanov and his co-authors has been accepted by one of the top CS conferences.

St.Petersburg Economic seminar (HSE, EU, PDMI) on June, 03: Andreas Irmen (University of Luxembourg)

Topic: Automation, growth, and factor shares in the era of population aging
Date & Time: June, 03; 18:00 - 19:00
Where: online platform Zoom

St.Petersburg Economic seminar (HSE, EU, PDMI) on April, 29: Bohumil Stádník (Prague University of Economics and Business)

Topic: Convexity Arbitrage – the Idea Which Does Not Work
Date & Time: April, 29; 18:00 - 19:00
Where: online platform Zoom

St.Petersburg Economic seminar (HSE, EU, PDMI) on April, 15: Fedor Sandomirskiy (Technion; HSE)

Topic: Feasible Joint Posterior Beliefs
Date & Time: April, 15; 18:00 - 19:00
Where: online platform Zoom

St.Petersburg Economic seminar (HSE, EU, PDMI) on April, 1: Alexander Nesterov (HSE)

Topic: Measuring Manipulations In Matching Markets By Counting Manipulating Agents
Date & Time: April, 1; 18:00 - 19:00
Where: online platform Zoom

In memory of Victoria Kreps

Victoria Kreps passed away

Daria Teplova won first place in the Student Research Paper Competition (NIRS). Congratulations!