DIMACS Workshop on Auctions with Transaction Costs

March 22 - 23, 2007
DIMACS Center, CoRE Building, Rutgers University

Eric Rasmusen, Indiana University, erasmuse@indiana.edu
Michael Rothkopf, Rutgers University, rothkopf@rutcor.rutgers.edu
Tuomas Sandholm, Carnegie Mellon University, sandholm+@cs.cmu.edu
Presented under the auspices of the Special Focus on Computation and the Socio-Economic Sciences.

Call for Participation:

Until recently, auction theory largely assumed a world without transaction costs. This is now changing, and the change is having dramatic effects on auction theory. This workshop is intended to bring together researchers from various fields interested in contributing to auction theory that deals explicitly with transaction costs. Fields of interest include, economics, operations research, marketing, sociology and computer science. The topics of interest include all of the usual topics of auction theory, but in the presence of transaction costs in both simple and combinatorial auctions. This might include the following kinds of costs faced by bidders:

Participants may want to present papers, participate in discussions, or just listen. Those wishing to present papers should provide by January 30, 2007 a title, abstract, and, if possible, a full paper. This can be done electronically to rothkopf@rutcor.rutgers.edu or by mail to:

Michael Rothkopf
RUTCOR, Rutgers University
640 Bartholomew Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854-8003, USA

The meeting organizers are Eric Rasmusen, Michael Rothkopf and Tuomas Sandholm. Others who have already indicated an intention to participate are Lawrence Ausubel, Dirk Bergmann, Otto Koppius, Kate Larson, David Parkes, and Okan Yilankaya.

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