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International Laboratory of Game Theory and Decision Making

Book chapter
Fair Mixing: the case of dichotomous preferences

Moulin H., Bogomolnaia A., Aziz H.

In bk.: Proceeding of the ACM Conference EC19. Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2019. P. 753-781.

Fair Division in the Internet Age

Moulin H.

Annual Review of Economics. 2019. Vol. 11. P. 407-441.

Dividing bads under additive utilities

Bogomolnaia A., Moulin H., Sandomirskiy F. et al.

Social Choice and Welfare. 2019. Vol. 52. No. 3. P. 395-417.

Manipulability of consular election rules

Ianovski E., Wilson M. C.

Social Choice and Welfare. 2019. Vol. 2. No. 52. P. 363-393.

Tournament solutions based on cooperative game theory

Kondratev A., Mazalov V. V.

International Journal of Game Theory. 2020. Vol. 49. No. 1. P. 119-145.

The Unreasonable Fairness of Maximum Nash Welfare In press

Moulin H., Caragiannis I., Kurokawa D. et al.

ACM Transactions on Economics and Computation. 2019. Vol. 7. No. 3. P. 1-32.

Measuring majority power and veto power of voting rules

Kondratev A., Nesterov A. S.

Public Choice. 2020. Vol. 183. P. 187-210.

A procedural egalitarian solution for NTU-games In press

Dietzenbacher B., Borm P., Hendrickx R.

Discrete Applied Mathematics. 2019. P. 1-25.

NTU-bankruptcy problems: consistency and the relative adjustment principle In press

Dietzenbacher B., Borm P., Arantza E.

Review of Economic Design. 2019. P. 1-22.


The subject of Game Theory is central to the mathematical modeling of the economic situations of conflict and cooperation. The HSE’s Game Theory and Decision Making laboratory aims to develop new bridges between the models of non-cooperative behavior, and the normative concept of cooperation and fair division, in particular in their algorithmic and asymptotic dimensions.

Key areas of research:

  • Mechanism design and developing new applications for specific resource allocation problems (cost and/or surplus-sharing).
  • Defining new equilibrium concepts in cooperative game theory which analyzes the interaction of players forming and breaking alliances by public and/or secret agreements.
  • Analyzing informational effects for dynamic games.
  • Developing algorithmic game theory, poised to estimate the complexity of finding equilibrium outcomes.
  • Investigating asymptotic properties of large games.

During the period from 2017 to 2019 research fellows of the laboratory published 50 articles, half of them in journals indexed Q1-Q2 at Scopus and Web of Science, including Econometrica, Journal of Economic Theory, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, Games and Economic Behavior, ACM Economics and Computation, Advances in Mathematics, Economic Theory, International Journal of Game Theory, Public Choice, Social Choice and Welfare, European Journal of Mathematics, Operations Research. We regularly present our results at the best international conferences within our fields of interest such as Society for Social Choice and Welfare, Society for Economic Design, Society for Advancement of Economic Theory, Game Theory Conference at Stony Brook, EEA-ESEM, ACM Economics and Computation.

Each year we host an international conference and a summer school on topics in game theory and mechanism design. Since September 2019 the laboratory has initiated the regular research seminar together with the European University at St. Petersburg and the Steklov Mathematical Institute (PDMI RAS). 

Congratulations to Artem and Egor who have got RSF grants!

Dmitry Ivanov received Ilya Segalovich Award from Yandex. Congratulations!

St.Petersburg Economic seminar (HSE, EU, PDMI) on June, 25: Peter Savelyev (College of William & Mary, IZA)

Topic: Understanding the Education Polygenic Score and its Interactions with SES in Determining Health in Young Adulthood
Date & Time: June, 25; 18:00 - 19:00
Where: online platform Zoom

St.Petersburg Economic seminar (HSE, EU, PDMI) on June, 11: Anna Bogomolnaia (University of Glasgow, HSE St. Petersburg)

Topic: Guarantees in Fair Division: general or monotone preferences
Date & Time: June, 11; 18:00 - 19:00
Where: online platform Zoom

New Research Assistants joined our team!

Congratulations to Fedor Sandomirskiy on being accepted to the postdoc position in Caltech HSS!

St.Petersburg Economic seminar (HSE, EU, PDMI) on May, 21: Guiseppe Arbia (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Rome)

Topic: On spatial regression models estimated using crowdsourcing, web-scraping or other unconventionally collected Big Data
Date & Time: May, 21; 18:00 - 19:00
Where: online platform Zoom

St.Petersburg Economic seminar (HSE, EU, PDMI) on May, 14: Konstantin Kholodilin (DIW Berlin)

Topic: Does rent control inhibit new construction? Some answers from long-run historical evidence
Date & Time: May, 14; 18:30 - 19:30
Where: online platform Zoom

The paper by Anna Bogomolnaia and Herve Moulin is among the 50 best papers in the past 50 years in the Journal of Economic Theory.

Congratulations to our postdoc Somouaoga Bonkoungou on being received the Marie Curie fellowship at the University of Lausanne!