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Robust Mechanism Design: An Introduction

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The following sections are included:IntroductionLeading Example: Allocating a Private Good with Interdependent ValuesType SpacesRobust Foundations for Dominant and Ex Post Incentive CompatibilityFull ImplementationEx Post ImplementationRobust Implementation in the Direct MechanismThe Robustness of Robust ImplementationRobust Implementation in the General MechanismRationalizable ImplementationThe Role of the Common PriorDynamic MechanismsVirtual ImplementationOpen IssuesReferences
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  • Dirk Bergemann & Stephen Morris, 2011. "Robust Mechanism Design: An Introduction," Levine's Working Paper Archive 786969000000000187, David K. Levine.
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