Welcome to the Centre for Market Design

The Centre for Market Design (CMD) was launched on 7 June 2012 and is a joint undertaking of the Department of Treasury and Finance of Victoria, the Commonwealth Treasury, and the University of Melbourne.

The objective of the CMD is to build capacity both with Australian Universities and Governmental Departments to use market based solutions to enhance the efficiency of various allocations problems, which range from trading environmental goods to allocating child care and kindergarten slots, and human services.


Young girl The Centre supports policy innovation through the application of economic design techniques to public policy, procurement and resource allocation problems read more


man in scanner The Centre has bought together a group of affiliated academic economists undertaking fundamental research on topics of interest to the CMD read more

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