[AI Seminar] AI Lunch -- Dirk Bergemann (Yale) -- February 21

Adams Wei Yu weiyu at cs.cmu.edu
Fri Feb 17 11:39:21 EST 2017

Dear faculty and students,

We look forward to seeing you Next Tuesday, February 21, at noon in NSH
3305 for AI lunch. To learn more about the seminar and lunch, please visit
the AI Lunch webpage <http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~aiseminar/>.

On Tuesday, Professor Dirk Bergemann
<https://campuspress.yale.edu/dirkbergemann/> from Yale will give a talk
titled “Information Design: A Unified Perspective”.

*Abstract:* Fixing a game with uncertain payoffs, information design
identifies the information structure and equilibrium that maximizes the
payoff of an information designer. We show how this perspective unifies
existing work, including that on communication in games (Myerson (1991)),
Bayesian persuasion (Kamenica and Genzkow (2011)) and some of our own
recent work. Information design has a literal interpretation, under which
there is a real information designer who can commit to the choice of the
best information structure (from her perspective) for a set of participants
in a game. We emphasize a metaphorical interpretation, under which the
information design problem is used by the analyst to characterize play in
the game under many different information structures.

*Bio:* Dirk Bergemann is Douglass and Marion Campbell Professor of
Economics at Yale University. He has secondary appointments as Professor of
Computer Science at the School of Engineering and Professor of Finance at
the School of Management. He received his Vordiplom in Economics at J.W.
Goethe University in Frankfurt in 1989 and his Ph.D. in Economics from the
University of Pennsylvania in 1994. Dirk Bergemann is the Chair of the
Department of Economics since 2013. He joined Yale in 1995 as an assistant
professor, having previously served as a faculty member at Princeton
University. He has been affiliated with the Cowles Foundation for Research
in Economics at Yale since 1996 and a fellow of the Econometric Society
since 2007. His research is concerned with game theory, contract theory and
mechanism design. His research has been supported by grants from the
National Science Foundation, the Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship and
the German National Science Foundation. Dirk Bergemann is currently a
Co-Editor of Econometrica.
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