Too Much Two Good To Be True: The Complexity of Auctions

Abstract: We consider the problem of maximizing the revenue from selling a number of goods (or items). In this talk we will focus on approximation results and on the "menu-size" as a measure of auction complexity which affects the revenue. * All the relevant concepts will be introduced in the talk.* The talk is mostly independent of the talk given earlier this year.

Lecturers: 
Sergiu Hart
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Location: 
Elath Hall, 2nd floor, Feldman Building, Edmond J. Safra Campus
Dates: 
Sunday, November 25, 2012 - 16:00 to 18:00
Academic year: 
2 012