Research > Social & Information Sciences

Algorithmic Economics


The interplay of algorithmic, economic, and social systems is now fundamental to a variety of new services and marketplaces, such as online and advertising auctions, social networks, electricity markets, cloud computing, and even privacy. Research on Algorithmic Economics at Caltech addresses this by bringing together researchers from economics, computer science, engineering, and mathematics in a truly interdisciplinary environment (it is sometimes hard to tell the computer scientists from the economists and vice versa). The goal of work in this area is to improve the basic sciences of complex markets and social/communication networks while helping to develop our understanding of the emerging interaction between the two.

Related research groups & Centers > CMI, DOLCIT, Linde, RSRG, SISL, Theory group

Recent Research Talks


Congestion and Competition in the Cloud - Adam Wierman 2/28/13


Mechanism Design: New Challenges - John Ledyard 2/7/13

Related Courses

Ec 11. Introduction to Economics.
CS 21. Decidability and Tractability.
CS 38. Introduction to Algorithms.
Ec 101. Selected Topics in Economics.
ACM/CMS 113. Introduction to Optimization.
ACM/CS 114. Parallel Algorithms for Scientific Applications.
Ma/CS 117 abc. Computability Theory.
Ec/CS 133. Electricity Markets.
Ec 135. Economics of Uncertainty and Information.
CS 138 abc. Computer Algorithms.
CS/CMS 139. Analysis and Design of Algorithms.
BEM/Ec 146. Organization Design.
CS/EE/CMS 144. Networks: Structure & Economics.
CS/EE 145. Projects in Networking.
SS/CS 149. Introduction to Algorithmic Economics.
CS 150. Probability and Algorithms.
CS 151. Complexity Theory.
CS/SS 152. Introduction to Data Privacy.
CS 153. Current Topics in Theoretical Computer Science.
PS/Ec 172. Game Theory.
Ec 181. Convex Analysis and Economic Theory.
SS 201 abc. Analytical Foundations of Social Science.
SS 202 abc. Political Theory.
SS 205 abc. Foundations of Economics.
SS 209. Behavioral Economics.
SS 211 abc. Advanced Economic Theory.
SS/Ma 214. Mathematical Finance.
SS 222 abc. Econometrics.
SS/CS 241. Advanced Algorithmic Economics.
Department of Computing + Mathematical Sciences