Microeconomics

How do rational people behave? How do various markets function? What are their welfare properties? How to regulate a market when it fails? Should health markets be liberalized? How to allocate radio spectrum rights to operators? Do voting mechanisms matter? How to optimize internet search engines or trading mechanisms? Should public building projects be initiated and, if so, how should they be financed? How to match human organ donors with patients in a need of a transplant?

Microeconomics Research Group

Microeconomics begins on individual decision making and, from this foundation, builds a theory of economic mechanisms. Game theoretic techniques are used to capture rational and strategic aspects of behavior.

The theory is partly basic research, building solid and tractable foundations for economics. But modern microeconomic theory is also much more. It is, in particular, vital in solving practical real world problems. For example, theoretical tools are needed to evaluate how different – often hypothetical – economic institutions work. This knowledge is crucial in designing our economic environment. Often the questions pertain to the design of regulatory frameworks or trading mechanisms.

Microeconomics Reading Group
  • Microeconomics Reading Group

Program
  • Date: 12/09/2019 2:00 pm
    Location: Ekonominaukio 1, Biz-Lounge

    Paper: Pomatto, Strack, and Tamuz (2019) “The Cost of Information”

Members
HV
Hannu Vartiainen

Chair of the group, Professor

MC
Michele Crescenzi

Member, Post-doc

MH
Marja-Liisa Halko

Member, University Lecturer

DH
Daniel Hauser

Member, Post-doc

TH
Topi Hokkanen

Member, PhD student

KK
Klaus Kultti

Member, Professor

Anustup Kundu

Member, PhD student

NL
Nino Lindström

Member, PhD student

ML
Matti Liski

Member, Professor

EM
Eero Mäenpää

Member, PhD student

PM
Peter H. Matthews

Member, Visiting professor

TM
Topi Miettinen

Member, Professor

AM
Amin Mohazab

Member, PhD student

PM
Pauli Murto

Member, Professor

AP
Aleksi Paavola

Member, PhD student

PP
Petteri Palonen

Member, PhD student

Teemu Pekkarinen

Member, PhD student

MS
Mikko Salonen

Member, PhD student

Jorge Soria

Member, PhD student

JV
Juuso Välimäki

Member, Professor

YZ
Yi Zheng

Member, PhD student

AZ
Andrey Zhukov

Member, PhD student

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