GSB Club Annual Meeting
October 21, 2008: 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Professor Roger Myerson, winner of a 2007 Nobel Prize in Economics, will be the keynote speaker at this year's Annual Meeting of the Chicago GSB Alumni Club. Professor Roger Myerson was awarded a Nobel for for his contributions to mechanism design theory, which has helped economists identify efficient trading mechanisms, regulation schemes and voting procedures. Professor Myerson also is well-known for his application of game theory to the study of electoral systems -- a timely topic with the Presidential election only a couple weeks after the GSB Club Annual Dinner.
An international buffet dinner will be provided. Members-only speakers' reception starts at 5:00 in the Midway Club; non-members' cocktail reception starts at 5:30 in the sixth floor dining area.
Rooms 621 & 600
450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive
Today, mechanism design plays a central role in many areas of economics and political science, by allowing people to distinguish between situations in which efficient markets work well from those in which they do not. When a seller and buyer each have incentives to withhold information from the other, for example, mechanism design functions as a "sort of mediator" that can work to bring two parties into agreement. The theory also works in political situations, when countries in disagreement do not share all the information at their disposal, and when competing political campaigns cannot know all the details about each other’s strategies.
Early registrants will receive last year's pricing of $35 for GSB Club members, $55 for non-members