Workshop Information

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March 23 & 24, 2021 4:00 pm March 23 & 24, 2021 7:00 pm March 23 & 24, 2021 11:00 pm March 24 & 25, 2021 0:00 am March 24 & 25, 2021 8:00 am



Venue: Zoom online
Language: English
How to join: Pre-registration is required for Zoom meeting by noon, March 22 (Japan Time). Registration for the workshop has been closed. 

Format: Each talk is 1 hour: the speaker has 45 minutes, which is followed by a 15-minute general audience discussion.


*All times shown below are Japan time.

Day 1

8:00-8:10 Opening remarks: Fuhito Kojima, Director, UTMD

Information Acquisition in Matching Markets: The Role of Price Discovery (with Jacob Leshno, Irene Lo and Brendan Lucier)
Nicole Immorlica Bio
Principal Researcher at the Microsoft Research New England Lab


On the Computational Properties of Obviously Strategy-Proof Mechanisms
Shengwu Li Bio
Assistant Professor of Economics, Harvard University


A Dynamic Model of Rational ‘Panic Buying’ (with Kazuhiro Teramoto)
Shunya Noda Bio
Assistant Professor, Vancouver School of Economics at University of British Columbia

11:30- Closing remarks: Fuhito Kojima, Director, UTMD


Day 2

8:00-8:05 Introduction

Redistribution through Markets
Scott Kominers Bio
MBA Class of 1960 Associate Professor of Business Administration in the Entrepreneurial Management Unit at Harvard Business School, and a Faculty Affiliate of the Harvard Department of Economics

9:15-10:15 Lessons from Market Design for Food Banks
Canice Prendergast Bio
W. Allen Wallis Distinguished Service Professor, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
10:25-11:25 Incentives and Efficiency in Constrained Allocation Mechanisms
Joseph Root Bio
Linde postdoctoral fellow and a PIMCO fellow in data science at California Institute of Technology
11:25- Closing remarks: Fuhito Kojima, Director, UTMD



Registration for the workshop has been closed. Thank you for your interest!


– Please join via the link 5 minutes before the session starts.
– This workshop will be held in English only, no interpreter available.

– Please show your full name when you participate.
– Please mute your microphone during speaker’s talk except for Q&A session.
– No taking pictures, recording audio and video.
– This workshop will be recorded for the purpose of posting on our report/website. The name and faces of the participants may be displayed in the recording.

Contact info

The University of Tokyo Market Design Center(UTMD)
Graduate School of Economics, the University of Tokyo
Phone: (+81)3-5841-3441