Decision Sciences & Systems
Technical University of Munich

Prof. Dr. Felix Brandt
Florian Brandl, M.Sc., Christian Stricker, M.Sc.

Seminar SS 2018

Economics and Computation



In recent years, there has been an increasing interest in topics at the intersection of economics and computer science, as witnessed by the continued rapid rise of research areas such as algorithmic game theory and computational social choice. This development is due to the emergence of computational networks such as the Internet as well as the need to get a grip on algorithmic questions in economics.
The emphasis in this seminar lies on the independent study of classic economics papers, but also, and in particular, more recent papers from computer science. Among the topics to be covered are matching theory, mechanism design, and voting theory. 

Registration (*please read carefully*)

Seats are split up between students from computer science and students from other programs. All interested students should attend the overview meeting and have to send an application by email briefly describing their background (including relevant courses) and motivation (up to 250 words) as well as 2-5 papers they are interested in. Deadline for applications: January 28, 2018 (11:59pm). Students from computer science additionally have to use the matching system for indication of interest. Notifications will be sent out on February 1 (mathematics) and Februrary 21 (computer science) and include assignment of papers and supervisors. Registration in TUMonline will be taken care of by the lecturers by end of February; no further action is required.

Time and venue

Overview (Vorbesprechung):

  • Wednesday, January 24, 13.00 - 14.00 , room 01.10.011 (slides)
First meeting:
  • Wednesday, April 18, 13.00 - 14.00, room 01.10.036


  • Wednesday, May 9, 9.00 - 17.00, room 01.10.033
  • Friday, June 8, 9.00 - 17.00, room 01.10.033


Preliminary selection of articles

Other resources

  • Feedback guidelines (1) (2) [in addition to what is presented during the first meeting]


  • The seminar will be held in English (i.e., all presentations will have to be in English, too)


  • IN2107 (Master-Seminar in the Master program Informatik)

  • IN0014 (Seminar in the Bachelor programs Informatik, Wirtschaftsinformatik)

  • For all other programs: Please check first whether this seminar fits in your curriculum. For example, mathematics students should find it listed as a mathematics seminar, too.


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