Algorithms and Complexity Group
New Paper in American Economic Journal: Microeconomics 17 Mar 2021
In our paper ''Reaping the Informational Surplus in Bayesian Persuasion'' (by Ronen Gradwohl, Niklas Hahn, Martin Hoefer, Rann Smorodinsky) we study a competitive scenario, in which several experts with knowledge about the state of the world want to influence the choice of a decision maker (e.g., consultants/lobbyists try to influence policy decisions of the government). Even if there is only slight uncertainty for each expert about the interests of other experts, then the decision maker can extract the full informational surplus -- by restricting to listen only to one expert, the emerging competition motivates them to reveal all information about the state of the world. The paper has been accepted for publication in American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, a top-journal in economics.
Daniel Schmand moves to University of Bremen 05 Feb 2021
Welcome 01 Feb 2021
We welcome Tim Koglin as a new member of our group.
WINE 2020 Live Stream 26 Nov 2020
The 16th Conf. Web and Internet Economics (WINE 2020), one of the main events in economics and computation, is happening virtually Dec 7-11, 2020. There will be a free live stream on YouTube with all invited and contributed talks. All talks are scheduled within a (Europe-friendly) time window from 8am to 5pm CET.
New Paper at ITCS 2021 2 Nov 2020
Our paper ''Algorithmic Persuasion with Evidence'' (by Martin Hoefer, Pasin Manurangsi, Alexandros Psomas) was accepted at the 12th Int. Conf. Innovations in Theoretical Computer Science (ITCS 2021), a top-conference in theory of computing.