Every summer, Stanford Department of Economics hosts a series of workshop sessions in economic theory and mathematical economics. This program is known as the Stanford Institute for Theoretical Economics (SITE).
Each SITE session combines leading senior researchers in the session topic with economists newer to the field who would benefit from attending. We make a special effort to identify those newer economists and offer assistance to attend. With overall direction by Professor Fuhito Kojima, sessions are organized in a decentralized fashion by small groups of economists including selected senior collaborators from outside Stanford.
From 1969 to 1988, the program was organized by the Economics Section of the Institute for Mathematical Studies in the Social Sciences (IMSSS), headed by Mordecai Kurz. In 1989 the program was reorganized to its current formation as the Stanford Institute for Theoretical Economics. Past directors of SITE include Paul Milgrom, Kenneth Arrow, Peter Hammond, Thomas Sargent, B. Douglas Bernheim, Ilya Segal, Matt Jackson, Kyle Bagwell and Avner Greif of the economics department, along with Robert Wilson of the Graduate School of Business and Kenneth Judd of the Hoover Institution.