Decentralization Conference

Call for Papers 2014 Decentralization Conference

The 2014 Decentralization Conference will be hosted by the Department of Economics at Stanford University on June 10th and 11th at The Sheraton Palo Alto, in Palo Alto, California. The Local organizer will be Fuhito Kojima.

Submissions will be accepted until March 15th, 2014. Full papers are preferred, but extended abstracts will also be considered. To submit a paper, please submit your paper to Megan Glatzel (mglatzel@stanford.edu) with the subject line Decentralization Submission. We aim to announce the conference program by April 15th. All participants must confirm their attendance by May 1, 2014.

The theme of this year's conference will be market and institutional design. As mentioned in an earlier email, the conference will co-locate with the ACM Conference on Economics and Computation (http://www.sigecom.org/ec14/) and the NBER Market Design working group, creating an interdisciplinary market design conference. The combined conferences will run from the morning of Sunday June 8th to Thursday June 12th. Participants as well as their graduate students are encouraged to attend for the entire week.

There will be a joint session of all three conferences taking place on the afternoon of June 9th. Owing to this joint session, our exclusive portion of the conference will be slightly shorter than usual. We expect the program to consist of between ten and twelve papers. In keeping with the traditional format of this conference, each presenter will be allocated an hour to allow for technical and detailed presentations.

We have reserved a block of rooms at the Sheraton Palo Alto. You can contact them by email at www.sheraton.com/paloalto or by phone at 650.462.2930.

Please feel free to forward this to email to any scholars who might be interested in presenting at or attending the conference.

All the best,

Scott E Page
University of Michigan