|September 3 - 4, 2009
Research Issues at the Interface of Computer Science and Economics
Research Issues at the Interface of Computer Science and Economics was a workshop held September 3-4, 2009 at Cornell University to explore topics where there are opportunities for research interaction between computer scientists and economists. It was structured to facilitate discussions among people working in different disciplines, with different perspectives that can be usefully synthesized in approaching problems of shared interest.
The workshop led to the preparation of a report to the National Science Foundation outlining emerging opportunities in this area. Funding for the workshop was provided by NSF, and participants from NSF were in attendance.
The workshop reflected topics fundamental to current research in both computing and economics, including issues with the potential to inform design and policy considerations in a range of areas. These topics include models of learning by computational agents in economic settings; research on the role of complex networks in economic systems; the welfare properties and stability of equilibria; the computational tractability of basic economic problems, and the design of computationally feasible mechanisms; and the role of information, trust, and reputation in markets.
Melissa L. Totman
The workshop will be held at the Statler Hotel on the Cornell University Campus:
Valet parking is also available.
Metered Parking on campus can be located following our Cornell Universtiy Campus Map
Program (and links to speakers' slides below)
Wednesday September 2
7pm - 10pm: Reception in Duffield Hall - Wintergarden Atrium
Thursday September 3
8:45am - 9:15am: Opening Remarks
9:15am - 11:15am: Mechanism Design and Background
11:15am - 11:45am: Coffee Break
11:45am - 12:45pm: Incentives and Social Groups
12:45pm - 2:30pm: Lunch
2:30pm - 4:00pm: The Role of Networks
4:00pm - 4:30pm: Coffee Break
4:30pm - 5:30pm: Internet Applications
Friday September 4
8:30am - 10:00am: Models of Agents and Strategies
10:00am - 10:30am: Coffee Break
10:30am - 12:30pm: Design of New Markets
12:30pm - 2:00pm: Lunch
2:00pm - 3:00pm: Computation and Complexity
3:00pm - 4:00pm: Closing Panel on Further Directions
Funding for the workshop is provided by the National Science Foundation.