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Games, Networks and Markets 28-29 June 2012
Games, Networks and Markets 28-29 June 2012

This Workshop is a cross-disciplinary event on Games, Networks and Markets at the intersection of Computer Science and Economics.


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Thursday 28th June 2012


13:00 -13:30 Registration

13:30 – 14:10: Edoardo Gallo, University of Cambridge, “Communication networks in markets”

14.15 - 14.50 Yoram Bachrach, Microsoft Research, “Motivating Intelligent Crowds”

15:00 - 15:30 Tea and coffee break

15:30 - 16:30 Paul Seabright, Toulouse School of Economics, Scarce attention and the value of page rank in online search”

16:30 - 17:15 Ian Kash, Microsoft Research, “Managing air traffic disruptions through strategic prioritization”

Friday 29th June 2012

08:45 - 09:15 Tea and coffee mingle

09:15 - 10:00: Mahyar Salek, Microsoft Research, “Decentralized Auctions for Uniformly Semimodular Bidders”

10.00 - 11.00 Milind Tambe, University of Southern California, “Game theory for Security: Key Algorithmic Principles, Deployed Systems, Lessons Learned”

11:00 - 11:15 Tea and coffee break

11:15 - 12:00 Pushmeet Kohli, Microsoft Research, “Blotto On Facebook: The Effect of Social Relations On Strategic Interaction”

12:00 - 12:45 Marcin Dziubinski, University of Cambridge, “Network Design and Defence”

12:45 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 – 15:00 Markus Mobius, Microsoft Research, “Treasure Hunt”

15:00 – 15:45 James Rutt, University of Cambridge, “Aggregators and the News Industry: Charging for Access to Content”

15:45 – 16:30 Tea and coffee break

16:30 – 17:15 Anxo Sanchez, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, “How reciprocity renders networks irrelevant for cooperation in social dilemmas”

19:00 – 23:00 Drinks reception and dinner – Dining Hall at Westminster College, Madingley Road, Cambridge, UK, CB3 0AA. Dress code: smart/casual. INVITATION ONLY – If you have not received an invitation and would like to attend, please discuss with the hosts.



  • Yoram Bachrach, Microsoft Research Cambridge
  • Marcin Dziubinski, Cambridge
  • Edoardo Gallo, Cambridge
  • Ian Kash, Microsoft Research Cambridge
  • Pushmeet Kohli, Microsoft Research Cambridge
  • Markus Mobius, Microsoft Research, New England
  • James Rutt, Cambridge
  • Mahyar Salek, Microsoft Research Cambridge
  • Anxo Sanchez, Madrid
  • Paul Seabright, Toulouse
  • Milind Tambe, USC

Organisers: Sanjeev Goyal and Peter Key, Microsoft Research

Location: Microsoft Research Cambridge

Local Information: For further details on Microsoft's recommended maps, and travel information please go to: Visit Microsoft Research Cambridge

Workshop Contact: Cara Freeman; Meeting & Events Coordinator.

Direct Dial: +44 (0) 1223 479 700

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