The CMSS is pleased to announce the programme for its 5th Summer Workshop.

The Workshop will take place on 10-11 December 2013 at the University of Auckland.  There is no registration fee for attending the Workshop — all are welcome.




DAY 1 



Chair: Matthew Ryan

Approximate Implementation in Markovian Environments

Ludovic Renou (University of Essex) and Tristan Tomala (HEC, Paris and GREGHEC)

A Multi-Unit Dominant Strategy Double Auction

Simon Loertscher (University of Melbourne) and Claudio Mezzetti (University of Melbourne)



Chair: John Hillas

Plasticity, Monotonicity, and Implementability

Juan Carlos Carbajal (UNSW) and Rudolf Müller (Maastricht University)

Fair Division with Random Demand

Jingyi Xue (Singapore Management University)



Chair: Mark Wilson

Extension Theorems for the Price of Anarchy

Tim Roughgarden (Stanford University)



Chair: Arkadii Slinko

Implementation of Communication Equilibria by Cryptographic Cheap Talk

Peter Bardsley (University of Melbourne) and Vanessa Teague (University of Melbourne)

One-Way Interdependent Games

Andrés Abeliuk (NICTA and University of Melbourne), Gerardo Berbeglia (NICTA and Melbourne Business School) and Pascal van Hentenryck (NICTA and University of Melbourne)

Experimental Design to Persuade

Anton Kolotilin (UNSW)


DAY 2 



Chair: Golbon Zakeri

Testing for Market Efficiency with Transactions Costs:  An Application to Convergence Bidding in Wholesale Electricity Markets

Akshaya Jha (Stanford University) and Frank Wolak (Stanford University)

The Competitive Price of Stored Water

Andy Philpott (University of Auckland)



Chair: Golbon Zakeri

An Equilibrium Model of a Congested Oligopolistic Electricity Market with an Imperfect Cap and Trade Market for CO2 Permits

Shmuel Oren (UC Berkeley)

Vertical Structure and the Price Effects of Mergers

Jim Bushnell (UC Davis)



Chair: Simona Fabrizi

Inefficiency in the Shadow of Unobservable Reservation Payoffs

Madhav Aney (Singapore Management University)

Learning, Entry and Competition with Uncertain Common Entry Costs

Francis Bloch (Paris School of Economics), Simona Fabrizi (Massey University) and Steffen Lippert (University of Otago)

Ex-post Efficiency with Random Participation

Murali Agastya (University of Sydney) and Oleksii Birulin (University of Sydney)



Chair: Steffen Lippert

Edgeworth Equilibria Separable and Non-Separable Spaces

Anuj Bhowmik (ISI, Kolkata)

Voting Manipulation Games

Arkadii Slinko (University of Auckland)

Welfare Implications of Strategic Voting

Mark Wilson (University of Auckland)





All sessions will be held in Room 315 of the Arts 1 Building (building number 206).


Registration, morning and afternoon teas will take place in the foyer outside 315.  Lunches will be served on the Level 6 airbridge in the Owen G. Glenn Building (building number 260).

Workshop Dinner

There will be a conference dinner on 10 December at Ima’s Bistro.  The following map has directions from campus.

The dinner is free for presenters.  Others wishing to join us for dinner should contact Matthew Ryan ( to confirm availability of space and the attendance fee.


Popular hotels and serviced apartments in the vicinity of campus include:

The Quadrant

Waldorf Celestion

The Pullman

Quest Carlaw Park

Quest Parnell

The Langham

ATE Symposium

Attendees may also be interested in the following event, taking place at the Albany Campus of Massey University on 12-13 December:

1st ATE Symposium


Finally, thanks to our generous sponsors:

ATE Research Network (Massey University)

Department of Computer Science (University of Auckland)

Energy Centre (University of Auckland)

Electric Power Optimization Centre (University of Auckland)

University of Auckland Business School



Professor Puppe, Chair of Economic Theory at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, visited the CMSS for several weeks in February and March of 2013. Professor Puppe is managing editor of Social Choice and Welfare.

On 20 March 2013, Professor Puppe gave a Public Lecture on “Choosing how to vote: the mathematics of elections”. It gives a non-technical overview of the area. With New Zealand in the midst of a review of the Mixed Member Proportional Representation (MMP) voting system, the CMSS hopes that such events will promote more informed debate on this important topic.

Link to a video record of the talk (audio plus slides) here: