October 7, 2020

Eric Maskin on Hayek and Mechanism Design

  • Christopher Coyne

    Associate Director, F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics
  • Eric Maskin

The Hayek Program Podcast includes audio from lectures, interviews, and discussions of scholars and visitors from the F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.

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In 2014, the Mercatus F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics hosted a keynote speech and panel discussion by some of Hayek’s most prominent colleagues and interlocutors to reflect on the significance of Hayek’s Nobel Prize and the various strands of influence his work has had in subsequent decades of scholarship.

In this installment of the series, Dr. Eric Maskin, Professor of Economics at Harvard University, delivers a lecture on the relevance of Hayek to the field of mechanism design. Following the lecture, Dr. Maskin sits down for an interview with Dr. Christopher Coyne to discuss his interest in economics, the state of the discipline, and the impact of Hayek and other mainline thinkers.