Information and Market Design; Mediation and Analogical Argumentation (2019–2022)
The efficiency of economic interactions is hindered by information held privately. This is particularly evident in dispute resolution. The first part of this project aims to study mediation as a practice for resolving disputes and facilitating exchange among agents who have access to private information. It aims to develop new tools and advance the new approach of decision and information disclosure mechanism design. In courts, public debates and daily interactions, advocates often deliver information in the form of slippery slope arguments. The second part of this project aims to study analogical reasoning and develop models to understand and predict under which conditions advocates deploy slippery slope arguments and their effectiveness.