Social Design

Essays in Memory of Leonid Hurwicz

  • Walter Trockel

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Institution Design

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Thomas Marschak, Dong Wei
      Pages 11-33
    3. Andrew Postlewaite, David Schmeidler
      Pages 53-61
    4. Fernando Vega-Redondo
      Pages 63-81
  3. Design Under Uncertainties

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. Claude d’Aspremont, Jacques Crémer
      Pages 85-98
    3. Leonid Hurwicz, Eric Maskin, Andrew Postlewaite
      Pages 99-137
  4. Markets

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 173-173
    2. Matthew Van Essen, Mark Walker
      Pages 205-215
  5. Rules

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 217-217
    2. Souvik Roy, Soumyarup Sadhukhan, Arunava Sen
      Pages 219-231
    3. William Thomson
      Pages 233-246
  6. Implementation

  7. New Directions in Design

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 293-293
    2. Gabrielle Demange
      Pages 307-322
    3. Jonathan Chiu, Thorsten Koeppl
      Pages 323-335
    4. Pierfrancesco La Mura
      Pages 337-348

About this book


This book contains invited essays in memory of Leonid Hurwicz spanning a large area of economic, social and other sciences where the implementation or enforcement of institutions and rules requires the design of effective mechanisms. The foundations of these articles are set by social choice concepts; game theory; Nash, Bayesian and Walrasian equilibria; complete and incomplete information. Besides in-depth treatments of well-established parts of mechanism and implementation theory, contributions on novel directions deal, for instance, with a quantum approach to game and decision making under uncertainty; digitalization; and the design of block chain for trading. The outstanding competence and reputation of the authors reflect the appreciation of the fundamental contributions and the lasting admiration of the personality and the work of Leonid Hurwicz.


Economic Design Mechanism Design Game Theory Markets Incentives Auctions Strategy

Editors and affiliations

  • Walter Trockel
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for Mathematical Economics (IMW)Bielefeld UniversityBielefeldGermany

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