The Future of Economic Design

The Continuing Development of a Field as Envisioned by Its Researchers

  • Jean-François Laslier
  • Hervé Moulin
  • M. Remzi Sanver
  • William S. Zwicker

Part of the Studies in Economic Design book series (DESI)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. General Aspects

  3. Aggregation and Voting

  4. Algorithms and Complexity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
    2. Edith Hemaspaandra, Lane A. Hemaspaandra
      Pages 141-152
    3. Tim Roughgarden
      Pages 159-163
  5. Axiomatics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 173-173
    2. Gustavo Bergantiños
      Pages 175-179
    3. Étienne Billette de Villemeur, Justin Leroux
      Pages 181-187
    4. Ariel D. Procaccia
      Pages 195-199
    5. James Schummer, Shigehiro Serizawa
      Pages 201-211
  6. Behavioral Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 223-223
    2. Laurence Kranich
      Pages 225-230
    3. Jean-François Laslier
      Pages 231-233
    4. Debasis Mishra
      Pages 235-240
    5. Tatsuyoshi Saijo
      Pages 253-260
  7. Fair Division

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 261-261
    2. Christopher P. Chambers, Juan D. Moreno-Ternero
      Pages 263-266
    3. Youngsub Chun
      Pages 267-273
    4. Vincent Conitzer, Rupert Freeman
      Pages 275-285
    5. Jens Leth Hougaard
      Pages 287-294
  8. Implementation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 309-309

About this book


This collection of essays represents responses by over eighty scholars to an unusual request: give your high level assessment of the field of economic design, as broadly construed. Where do we come from? Where do we go from here? The book editors invited short, informal reflections expressing deeply felt but hard to demonstrate opinions, unsupported speculation, and controversial views of a kind one might not normally risk submitting for review. The contributors – both senior researchers who have shaped the field and promising, younger researchers – responded with a diverse collection of provocative pieces, including: retrospective assessments or surveys of the field; opinion papers; reflections on critical points for the development of the discipline; proposals for the immediate future; "science fiction"; and many more. The readers should have fun reading these unusual pieces – as much as the contributors enjoyed writing them.


Economic design Mechanism design Social choice Welfare economics Social choice and welfare Political economy

Editors and affiliations

  • Jean-François Laslier
    • 1
  • Hervé Moulin
    • 2
  • M. Remzi Sanver
    • 3
  • William S. Zwicker
    • 4
  1. 1.CNRS - Paris School of EconomicsParisFrance
  2. 2.University of GlasgowGlasgowUK
  3. 3.Université Paris-DauphineUniversité PSL, CNRS, LAMSADEParisFrance
  4. 4.Union CollegeSchenectadyUSA

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