DLI 11/02

    Thursday, November 2, 2023 at 11:40 AM until 2:00 PMEastern Daylight Time

    Cornell Tech
    2 W Loop Rd
    BLM 161/165
    New York, NJ 10044
    United States

    "Equity" and "Privacy" in Mechanism Design

    Abstract: Zoë Hitzig will begin with an overview of mechanism design, the field of microeconomic theory focused on the design of institutions and rules that produce good social outcomes. She will discuss a prominent case in which mechanism design was used to advocate for a major policy change in the name of equity – a change in the algorithms used to assign K-12 students to public school in Boston. Hitzig will talk about how, inevitably, a gap emerges between what the theory suggests, and what stakeholders think the theory suggests. Read more >

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