In the Tinbergen Institute Lectures 2009, Susan Athey (currently Stanford University)described recent developments in theoretical and applied market design. Topics covered are:
- Auction theory, theory of platform competition
- Econometric analysis of auction data
- Government auctions of natural resources
- Online auction-based marketplaces (eBay, online advertising).
Methods include theory, empirical analysis, and description of real-world market institutions.
Susan Athey has made important contributions to economic theory, empirical economics, and econometrics. She was recognized as one of the best US economists of her generation when she was awarded the John Bates Clark Medal by the American Economic Association in 2007.