Assoc. Prof. Rann Smorodinsky

Economics

Overview

Rann Smorodinsky received his B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Mathematics, as well as an MBA from Tel Aviv University. 

Rann was an assistant professor at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, from 1995–1997, and joined the Technion in September 1997.

Rann's research is in Game Theory with special interest in learning, privacy and mechanism design

Selected Publications

Lehrer, Ehud and Rann Smorodinsky. "Compatible Measures and Merging", Mathematics of Operations Research, 21 (3), 697–706, 1996.

Lehrer, Ehud and Rann Smorodinsky. “Merging and Learning” in Statistics, Probability and Game Theory: Papers in Honor of David Blackwell (Tom Ferguson, Lloyd Shapley and J.B. MacQueen, eds.), IMS Lecture Notes-Monograph Series, Volume 30, 1996.

Lehrer, Ehud and Rann Smorodinsky. "Repeated Large Games with Incomplete Information", Games and Economic Behavior, 18, 116–134, 1997.

Sandroni, Alvaro and Rann Smorodinsky. "The Speed of Rational Learning", International Journal of Game Theory, 28, 199–210, 1999.

Jackson, Matthew O., Ehud Kalai and Rann Smorodinsky. "Bayesian Representation of Stochastic Processes under Learning: de Finetti Revisited”, Econometrica, 67 (4), 875–894, 1999.

Kalai, Ehud, Ehud Lehrer and Rann Smorodinsky. "Calibrated Forecast and Merging", Games and Economic Behavior (special issue in honor of David Blackwell), 29, 151–169, 1999.

Lehrer, Ehud and Rann Smorodinsky. "Relative Entropy in Sequential Decision Problems", Journal of Mathematical Economics. 33, 425–439, 2000.

Al-Najjar, Nabil and Rann Smorodinsky. "Pivotal Players and the Characterization of Influence". Journal of Economic Theory, 92, 318–342, 2000.

Al-Najjar, Nabil and Rann Smorodinsky. “Provision of Public Goods with Bounded Project Costs". Economics Letters, 67, 297–301, 2000.

Smorodinsky, Rann. “The Reflection Effect for Constant Risk Averse Agents”, Mathematical Social Sciences, 40, 265–276, 2000.

Al-Najjar, Nabil and Rann Smorodinsky. "Large Non-Anonymous Repeated Games", Games and Economic Behavior, 37 (1), 26–39, 2001.

Sandroni, Alvaro, Rann Smorodinsky and Rakesh Vohra. “Calibration with Many Checking Rules". Mathematics of Operations Research, 28 (1), 141–153, 2003.

Smorodinsky, Rann and Moshe Tennenholtz. “Sequential Information Elicitation in Multi-Agent Systems”, Twentieth Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence (UAI-2004), 2004.

Sandroni, Alvaro and Rann Smorodinsky. “Belief Based Equilibrium”. Games and Economic Behavior, 47 (1), 151–171, 2004.

Neyman, Avraham and Rann Smorodinsky. “Asymptotic Values of Vector Measure Games”. Mathematics of Operations Research, 29 (4), 739–775, 2004.

Smorodinsky, Rann. “Nash's Bargaining Solution when the Disagreement Point is Random”. Mathematical Social Sciences, 50 (1), 3–11, July 2005.

Smorodinsky, Rann and Moshe Tennenholtz. “Overcoming Free Riding in Multi-Party Computations—The Anonymous Case”. Games and Economic Behavior, 55 (2), 385–406, May 2006 (Mini Special Issue: Electronic Market Design).

Gneezy, Uri and Rann Smorodinsky. “All Pay Auctions—An Experimental Study”. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 61/2, October, 2006

Al-Najjar, Nabil and Rann Smorodinsky. “The Efficiency of Competitive Mechanisms under Private Information”. Journal of Economic Theory, 137, 383–403, 2007.

Al-Najjar, Nabil, Alvaro Sandroni, Rann Smorodinsky and Jonathan Weinstein. "Testing Theories with Learnable and Predictive Representations". Journal of Economic Theory, 145, 2203–2217, November 2010.

Nissim, Kobbi, Rann Smorodinsky and Moshe Tennenholtz. “Approximately Optimal Mechanism Design via Differential Privacy”, The 3rd Innovations in Theoretical Computer Science (ITCS) Conference, 2012.

Orlandi, Claudio, Kobbi Nissim and Rann Smorodinsky. “Privacy Aware Mechanism Design.” EC2012, 2012.

Aricha, Inbar and Rann Smorodinsky. "Information Elicitation and Sequential Mechanisms". International Journal of Game Theory, 42 (4), 931–946, 2013.

Kuniavski Sergey and Rann Smorodinsky. “Greediness and Equilibrium in Congestion Games”. Economics Letters, 121 (3), 499–503, December 2013.

Kuniavski Sergey and Rann Smorodinsky. “Equilibrium and Potential in Coalitional Congestion Games.” Theory and Decision, 76 (1), 69–79, 2014.

Polevoy, Gleb, Rann Smorodinsky and Moshe Tennenholtz. “Signaling Competition and Social Welfare.” ACM Transactions on Economics and Computation (TEAC), 2 (1), March 2014.

Rozen, Rakefet and Rann Smorodinsky. "Ex-Post Equilibrium and VCG Mechanisms". Transactions on Economics and Computation (TEAC), 2 (2), June, 2014.

Levy, Omer, Rann Smorodinsky and Moshe Tennenholtz. “Undivide and Conquer: On Selling a Divisible and Homogeneous Good". The B.E. Journal of Theoretical Economics, 15 (1), 1–23. ISSN (Online) 1935–1704, ISSN (Print) 2194–6124, DOI: 10.1515/bejte-2014-0002, July 2014.

Fu, Hu, Robert D. Kleinberg, Ron Lavi and Rann Smorodinsky. “Job Security, Stability and Production Efficiency”. Forthcoming, Theoretical Economics.

Bahar, Gal, Rann Smorodinsky and Moshe Tennenholtz. "Economic Recommendation Systems". EC17, 2016.  http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2940719

Research

Game theory
Learning
Privacy
Mechanism design

Contact Info

Room 315 Bloomfield Building
+972-4-829-4422