The Bernoulli Center for Economics (University of Basel) and the INREDD group (Université Cadi Ayyad, Marrakech) have hosted the Third African Search and Matching Workshop in Marrakech. The workshop took place at the Université Cadi Ayyad, Marrakech – Morocco, on May 26th – 27th 2016.
Description of topic
Due to information asymmetries, limited commitment, and spatial separation, it takes time and export to fi nd a trading partner and to reach agreement on the terms of transactions. Search theory is a powerful device to analyze such frictions and improved our understanding of market processes. This novel approach allows for a better design of policies that mitigate these frictions and improve market outcomes. The usefulness of search theory is widely recognized, and in 2010, its founders Peter A. Diamond, Dale T. Mortensen, and Christopher A. Pissarides were awarded the Nobel Prize for Economics for their analysis of markets with search frictions.The objective of the workshop is to bring together people from all fi elds in search theory to initiate more collaboration.With the choice of the conference venue in Marrakech we intend to foster collaboration between the University of Basel and the Université Cadi Ayyad Marrakech.
A detailed schedule can be found here.
- Professor Aleksander Berentsen (University of Basel)
- Professor Mustapha Ziky (Université Cadi Ayyad, Marrakech, Morocco)