Mechanism and institution design

Mechanism and institution design is a potential cause area that studies institutions. It has not really been discussed as a cause area in the effective altruism movement, although it is discussed.

https://www.greaterwrong.com/search?q=%22mechanism+design%22

The LessWrong user has a sequence of posts on mechanism design; see https://www.greaterwrong.com/posts/6THwih6NrvS4uaHkH/sequence-announcement-introduction-to-mechanism-design and https://www.greaterwrong.com/posts/xTvdaCwaeZnePMuX5/mechanism-design-constructing-algorithms-for-strategic