Decentralization Conference - Spring 2004


NSF/NBER/CEME Decentralization Conference -- Spring was held on: the afternoon of April 23 through the morning of April 25, 2004, and was hosted by the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.

The local organizers are Pino Lopomo, Luca Rigotti and Sasa Pekec.

Detailed and updated information is available at the site

Submissions and the Program

In addition to traditional topics (including mechanism design and implementation, resource allocation, matching, team theory, contracting, organization of the firm, communication, computation, processing of information, ... ) submissions of papers related to auctions and market design are encouraged. At least one session of the conference will focus on this topic.

The deadline for submissions is February 1, 2004. The program will be announced by March 1, 2004.

While Extended abstracts are acceptable, and full papers are encouraged if available. To submit a paper, please email it as a pdf attachment to: Decentralization2004@Fuqua.Duke.Edu

The program is posted at

Venue and Travel Information.

The conference will be held in the Fuqua building complex on the Duke University Campus.

Rooms are available at the Millennium hotel (about half a mile away from Fuqua). The hotel's web site is:

More information is available at the local conference web site:

Questions can be addressed to Decentralization2004@Fuqua.Duke.Edu

The funding will allow for reimbursement of reasonable expenses of the speakers, and possibly some subsidization of the expenses of graduate students.

Thank you and we hope to see you in the spring of 2004!

Pino Lopomo, Sasa Pekec, and Luca Rigotti, conference organizers
and Matt Jackson, series coordinator

To return to the decentralization conference web page go to on.html

To return to Matthew O. Jackson's web page go to
Last Modified: October 2, 2003