Conference on Economic Design of SED

2019 Conference on Economic Design: Budapest, Hungary, June 12-14, 2019

The Scope:

The conference welcomes paper submissions from many different fields such as economics, business, finance, politics, computer science, operations research, law, history relevant to mechanism or institution design in a broad sense, regardless of whether contributions are theoretical, empirical, experimental, historical or practical. Subjects include but are not limited to auctions, matching, school choice, college admission, organ exchange, decentralised markets, random market mechanisms, voting, social choice, taxation, tax reform, coalition formation, price formation, ranking and scoring, measurements of power and influence, contest, fair division, contract, bargaining, negotiation, market design implementation, pricing on electricity, pricing on public utilities, pricing on cloud computing services, online allocation mechanisms, online auctions, market design experiments, public goods experiments, behavioural mechanism design, information and incentive, digital sport market for labour, market design in transportation sector, institution and organisation, health care, health policy, health insurance, pension scheme, fiscal policy, monetary policy, growth and development, performance evaluation, arbitration, patent design, governance, refugee assignment, robust mechanism design, matching in dynamic environments, rationality and irrationality in market design, etc.

The Keynote Speakers are:

Leonid-Hurwicz Lecture: Philippe Jehiel (Paris School of Economics)
Murat Sertel Lecture: Bhaskar Dutta (University of Warwick)
Paul Kleindorfer Lecture: Bumin Yenmez (Boston College)

Important Dates:

Paper Submission Opens: 19-Nov-2018
Paper Submission Deadline: 18-Feb-2019
Notification of Accepted Papers: 1-Mar-2019
Registration Opens: 10-Mar-2019
Early Registration Deadline: 15-May-2019
Registration Deadline: 30-May-2019


Through the following online-form:

Bank transfer instructions
Account holder: BI-Graph Kft.
IBAN number: HU08-10100840-48977600-01005306
Bank name: Budapest Bank Zrt.
Bank address: 1138 Budapest, Vaci ut 193, Hungary
Please put the name of the participant in the comment field of the transfer.

Credit card payment:

Cancellation Policy:

We can refund 50% of the registration fee for cancellations before 20 May 2019. There will be no refund for cancellations after 20 May 2019. All cancellations must be written to

Conference Fees:

  • Regular participants: 350EUR until 15-May-2019 and 400EUR after 15-May-2019.
  • Student participants: 200EUR until 15-May-2019 and 250EUR after 15-May-2019.

(Fees include a gala dinner on a boat on the Danube, 3 lunches, coffees, and the membership of the Society for Economic Design. Those who are already members of the Society should pay 35EUR less if regular members, and 17EUR less if students.)

Spouse participants:  100EUR until 20-May-2019 (Fees include a gala dinner and social events.)


The final programme is now available.

Programme Committee:

Chair: Lars Ehlers (Université de Montréal)

PC members from Montréal: Deniz Dizdar and Sean Horan (Université de Montréal), Dip Majumdar and Szilvia Papai (Concordia)

PC members from Budapest: Ata Atay, Péter Biró, and Ágnes Cseh (Hungarian Academy of Sciences), Attila Tasnádi and Tamás Solymosi (Corvinus University of Budapest)

Local Organisers:

Péter Biró (Hungarian Academy of Science, Institute of Economics)
and the members of the Mechanism Design research group
contact address:

Summer School:

On the Engineering Aspects of Economic Design: Voting and Matching on 10-11 June. Speakers on voting: Markus Brill, Sylvain Bouveret and Piotr Faliszewski; and on matchings: John P. Dickerson, Victor Hiller, David Manlove, Ana Viana, and Bumin Yenmez . See the programme and the list of participants.


The venue of the conference (12-14 June) is Corvinus University of Budapest, main building at 1093 Budapest, Fővám tér 8. The location of the summer school and the ENCKEP events (10-11 June) is the HTK building of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 1097 Tóth Kálmán u. 4.

Hotels recommended

We recommend the following hotels (each within 5 mins walking distance):  

Co-located events of the ENCKEP COST Action

The second Working Group of ENCKEP (European Network for Collaboration on Kidney Exchange Programmes) COST Action will have the following co-located events in Budapest.

– Workshop: 10 June, internal for ENCKEP members
– Training School: 11 June, five tutorials within the CED summer school
– Conference: 12 June, embedded sessions in CED

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