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# Category Archives: Economics

## Game Theory – on-line Course at IDC, Herzliya

Game theory, a graduate course at IDC, Herzliya; Lecturer: Gil Kalai; TA: Einat Wigderson, ZOOM mentor: Ethan. Starting Tuesday March 31, I am giving an on-line course (in Hebrew) on Game theory at IDC, Herzliya (IDC English site; IDC Chinese … Continue reading

Posted in Combinatorics, Computer Science and Optimization, Economics, Games, Rationality, Teaching
Tagged Game theory, Games
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## TYI 39 : Can a coalition of children guarantees all being in the same class?

There is a class of children that have just finished elementary school. Now they all move from elementary school to high school and classes are reshuffled. Each child lists three friends, and the assignment of children into classes ensures that … Continue reading

Posted in Combinatorics, Economics, Mathematics to the rescue, Test your intuition
Tagged Test your intuition
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## Is it Legitimate/Ethical for Google to close Google+?

Update April 2, 2019: the links below are not working anymore. Google Plus is a nice social platform with tens of millions participants. I found it especially nice for scientific posts, e.g. by John Baez, Moshe Vardi, or about symplectic … Continue reading

## Sergiu Hart: Two-Vote or not to Vote

Sergiu Hart raises a very interesting idea regarding elections. Consider the Brexit referendum. Sergiu proposes to have two rounds two weeks apart. Every voter can vote in each, and the votes of both rounds add up! The outcomes of … Continue reading

## A Historical Picture Taken by Nimrod Megiddo

Last week I took a bus from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and I saw (from behind) a person that I immediately recognized. It was Nimrod Megiddo, from IBM Almaden, one of the very first to relate game theory with complexity … Continue reading

## Test Your Intuition (23): How Many Women?

How many women can you find on this poster announcing the 25th Jerusalem School in Economics Theory devoted to Matching and Market Design? Please respond to the poll:

## Answer to Test Your Intuition (22)

Indeed, most people got it right! Bundling sometimes increases revenues, sometimes keeps revenues the same, and sometimes decreases revenues. In fact, this is an interesting issue which was the subject of recent research effort. So here are a few … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Test your intuition
Tagged Auctions, Noam Nisan, Sergiu Hart, Test your intuition
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## Test your intuition (22): Selling Two Items in a Bundle.

One item You have one item to sell and you need to post a price for it. There is a single potential buyer and the value of the item for the buyer is distributed according to a known probability distribution. It … Continue reading