The goal of the Zurich Center for Market Design is to bring together researchers from different disciplines who are interested in market design, to coordinate fundraising activities, and to make our various market design activities more visible within the university and to the public.

We are interested in questions such as how to design market institutions that work well, or how to repair market platforms that are broken. In the analysis and design of marketplaces, we employ mathematical analysis, computational/algorithmic techniques, lab/field experiments, and simulation techniques, taking into account the incentives of market participants modeled using microeconomic theory and game theory. We are interested in a wide variety of market domains, including financial markets, spectrum auctions, electricity markets, cloud computing markets, school choice systems, kidney exchanges, apartment and room assignment problems, and online trading platforms.