There’s a changing of the guard happening at Turing’s Invisible Hand — I am following Ariel into retirement and some new additions to the team will be announced soon. I’d like to thank Noam for the opportunity to participate and my co-bloggers for the good times.
Before I go, a quick update on the algorithmic game theory courses that I’ve been teaching at Stanford this year. Last fall quarter I taught an intro to AGT course (mechanism design, price of anarchy, learning algorithms, complexity of equilibria, applications, etc.). I wrote detailed notes for all 20 lectures, which were also videotaped; see the intro AGT course page for details. I hope that some of you find the materials useful for teaching or self-study.
This quarter, I’m teaching a sequel course on topics in mechanism design. The topics range from the classic (matching markets, gross substitutes, etc.) to the hot-off-the-press (price of anarchy of simple auctions, multi-parameter revenue maximization, etc.). I am again making videos and accompanying lecture notes available; see the advanced AGT course page. As always, I’d be grateful for any suggestions and corrections that you have.