The Converse Envelope Theorem

  • 19 Oct 2021

    12:45-14:00, ONLINE only

  • Economic Theory Lunchtime Workshop   Add to Calendar
Speaker: Ludvig Sinander

University of Oxford

This event is part of the Economic Theory Lunchtime Workshop series

Abstract: I prove an envelope theorem with a converse: the envelope formula is equivalent to a first-order condition. Like Milgrom and Segal’s (2002) envelope theorem, my result requires no structure on the choice set. I use the converse envelope theorem to extend to abstract outcomes the canonical result in mechanism design that any increasing allocation is implementable, and apply this to selling information.

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