The Quest for Resilient Mechanism Design
Mechanism design aims at engineering games that, when played by
selfish players, yield outcomes satisfying a desired property.
Such engineered games, however, are typically vulnerable to
computational complexity, privacy, and collusion. Developing
a theory of mechanism design resilient to such "forces" will
require a totally new framework: techniques, solution concepts,
and benchmarks. We shall advocate this point using auctions
as an example.