### International Scientific Conference

## III Hurwicz Workshop on Mechanism Design Theory

### Mathematical Center for Science and Technology PAS

and Department of Applied Mathematics, SGGW

#### Warsaw, July 1 – 2, 2011

The 2011 Hurwicz Workshop on Mechanism Design Theory is a continuation of the initiative started in 2009 and continued in 2010 of holding an annual conference to honor the 2007 Nobel Prize Laureate in Economics, professor Leonid Hurwicz. Leonid Hurwicz lived in Warsaw until 1938 and studied at the University of Warsaw. He frequently visited Poland in 1990's. Hurwicz is often credited with introducing rigorous mathematical approach to economic analysis. He received the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences in 2007 for his fundamental contributions to the theory of the design of economic mechanisms. Theory of mechanism design relies heavily on mathematical methods of functional analysis, differential equations, differential topology, dynamical systems, etc. He has made important contributions to mathematics as well as economics, in particular, to non-linear programming. The previous Hurwicz Workshops had an interdisciplinary focus with presentations on topics ranging from macroeconomic issues to mathematical game theory and stochastic finance.

The aim of the 2011 Hurwicz Workshop is to bring together scholars from
Poland and abroad who specialize in mathematical approach to economic theory,
including, but not necessarily confined to the mechanism design theory. The
Workshop will provide them with a forum for presenting their research to an
audience with expertise in mathematics and economics as well as for
informal discussions.
Continuing the tradition of the previous 2009 and 2010 Hurwicz Workshops the
program includes a *Hurwicz Memorial Lecture*, which will be delivered
this year by professor Roger B. Myerson of the Department of
Economics, University of Chicago, who shared the 2007 Nobel Prize with
Leonid Hurwicz and Eric Maskin. This will give participants of the Workshop
a unique
opportunity to learn a first-hand account of the mechanism design theory.
We hope that the
workshop will contribute to popularization of the mathematical approach to
economic analysis in Poland.

Professor Roger B. Myerson's visit to Warsaw will be sponsored by the Polish Financial Supervision Authority (KNF).

See also the page of the Banach Center and Second Announcement.