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Algorithmic Game Theory Noam Nisan, Tim Roughgarden, Eva Tardos, and Vijay Vazirani
 

Summary: Algorithmic Game Theory
Edited by
Noam Nisan, Tim Roughgarden, ŽEva Tardos, and Vijay Vazirani
Contents
1 Introduction to Mechanism Design (for Computer Scien-
tists) N. Nisan page 4
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Introduction to Mechanism Design
(for computer Scientists)
Noam Nisan
Abstract
We give an introduction to the micro-economic field of Mechanism Design
slightly biased towards a computer-scientist's point of view.
1.1 Introduction
Mechanism Design is a sub-field of economic theory that is rather unique
within economics in having an engineering perspective. It is interested in
designing economic mechanisms, just like computer scientists are interested
in designing algorithms, protocols, or systems. It is best to view the goals
of the designed mechanisms in the very abstract terms of social choice. A

  

Source: Azar, Yossi - School of Computer Science, Tel Aviv University
Sandholm, Tuomas W. - School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences