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
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Hannu Vartiainen

Chair of the group, Professor
hannu.vartiainen at helsinki.fi

MC
Michele Crescenzi

Member, Post-doc
michele.crescenzi at helsinki.fi

MH
Marja-Liisa Halko

Member, University Lecturer
marja-liisa.halko at helsinki.fi

DH
Daniel Hauser

Member, Assistant Professor
daniel.hauser at aalto.fi
Homepage

TH
Topi Hokkanen

Member, PhD student
topi.h.hokkanen at aalto.fi

JK
Jan Knoepfle

Member, Post-doc
jan.knoepfle at aalto.fi
Homepage

KK
Klaus Kultti

Member, Professor
klaus.kultti at helsinki.fi

Anustup Kundu

Member, PhD student
anustup.kundu at helsinki.fi
Homepage

NL
Nino Lindström

Member, PhD student
nino.lindstrom at helsinki.fi

ML
Matti Liski

Member, Professor
matti.liski at aalto.fi

EM
Eero Mäenpää

Member, PhD student
eero.maenpaa at aalto.fi

PM
Peter H. Matthews

Member, Visiting professor
peter.matthews at aalto.fi
Homepage

TM
Topi Miettinen

Member, Professor
topi.miettinen at hanken.fi

AM
Amin Mohazab

Member, PhD student
amin.mohazabrahimzadeh at aalto.fi

PM
Pauli Murto

Member, Professor
pauli.murto at aalto.fi
Homepage

AP
Aleksi Paavola

Member, PhD student
aleksi.m.paavola at aalto.fi

PP
Petteri Palonen

Member, PhD student
petteri.palonen at helsinki.fi

Teemu Pekkarinen

Member, PhD student
teemu.pekkarinen at helsinki.fi
Homepage

MS
Mikko Salonen

Member, PhD student
mikko.salonen at helsinki.fi

Jorge Soria

Member, PhD student
jorge.soria at helsinki.fi
Homepage

JV
Juuso Välimäki

Member, Professor
juuso.valimaki at aalto.fi
Homepage

YZ
Yi Zheng

Member, PhD student
yi.zheng at helsinki.fi

AZ
Andrey Zhukov

Member, PhD student
andrey.zhukov at aalto.fi

Upcoming Seminars

11 Sep 2019

Microeconomics

Robust bidding and revenue in descending price auction

  • Sarah Auster
  • University of Mannheim and Bocconi University

23 Oct 2019

Microeconomics

Experts, Quacks and Fortune-Tellers: Dynamic Cheap Talk with Career Concerns

  • Egor Starkov
  • University of Copenhagen

22 Oct 2019

Microeconomics

Microeconomics PhD Workshop

13 Nov 2019

Microeconomics

Information Acquisition in Social Learning

  • Helene Mass
  • Bonn

4 Dec 2019

Microeconomics

On the Importance of Social Status for Labor Markets

  • Pawel Gola
  • BI

29 Nov 2019

Microeconomics

Mechanism design with farsighted agents (with Ville Korpela)

  • Michele Lombardi
  • Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow

11 Mar 2020

Microeconomics

Nash bargaining with endogenous outside options

  • Eduard Talamàs
  • IESE

29 May 2020

Microeconomics

Microeconomics PhD Workshop

23 Sep 2020

Microeconomics

Early-Career Discrimination: Spiraling or Self-Correcting? (with Yingni Guo and Bruno Strulovici)

  • Arjada Bardhi
  • Duke

21 Oct 2020

Microeconomics

Dynamically Aggregating Diverse Information (joint with Xiaosheng Mu and Vasilis Syrgkanis)

  • Annie Liang
  • University of Pennsylvania

18 Nov 2020

Microeconomics

“Are Simple Mechanisms Optimal when Agents are Unsophisticated?” (with Piotr Dworczak).

  • Jiangtao Li
  • Singapore Management University

2 Dec 2020

Microeconomics

“Multi-Dimensional Screening with Buyer-Optimal Learning” (joint with Rahul Deb)

  • Anne-Katrin Roesler
  • University of Toronto

9 Dec 2020

Microeconomics

TBA

  • Miaomiao Dong
  • Penn State

7 Oct 2020

Microeconomics

Inspecting Experimentation

  • Jan Knoepfle
  • Aalto

4 Nov 2020

Microeconomics

Incentives for Collective Innovation

  • Gregorio Curello
  • Bonn
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