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Reimagining Decentralization: A Conference in Honor of Stanley Reiter

Friday, March 20, 2015 at 12:00pm - Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 12:00pm (CDT)
Evanston, IL James Allen Center

It is our great honor to announce that this year’s NSF/CEME Decentralization Conference will be held in honor of Stanley Reiter, who passed away this August. In addition to paper presentations, this year’s conference will include two panels. In one, some of the original participants in the conference will discuss its history as well as the process through which a field came to be defined. In the other, scholars of various vintages will present their views on possible directions for the conference as it heads into its next half century. Among the participants on these panels will be Roy Radner, Roger Myerson, John Ledyard, Andrew Postlewaite, Jim Jordan, Ted Groves, Beth Allen, and Hugo Sonnenschein. We envision this special meeting of the Decentralization Conference as an opportunity to honor Stan, to reflect on the importance of this conference, and to craft a new future for the decentralization conference as a catalyst for foundational ideas.

ORGANIZERS: Scott Page and Alvaro Sandroni

The conference is free, however registration is required: just click on

Reimagining Decentralization: A Conference in Honor of Stanley Reiter


Hilton Garden Inn Chicago North Shore / Evanston. Call 847-475-6460 and request the DECENTRALIZATION CONFERENCE block, group code DCO. Cut-off date is February 20th.

Stanley Reiter was also a master artist and sculptor. For more information about Professor Reiter's work in art, please visit this page. For more information about Professor Reiter's life and work at Northwestern, please see this article.

Please take a moment to look over the programs of past Decentralization conferences. You can find the collection of programs at this link.