Introduction to Algorithmic Economics
SS/CS 149
Fall 2013

Monday/Wednesday 10:30am - 11:55am
213 Annenberg


Katrina Ligett, 316 Annenberg. Office hours by request.


This course will equip students to engage with current topics of active research at the intersection of social and information sciences, including: algorithmic mechanism design; auctions; existence and computation of equilibria; and learning and games.


For those with a CS background, Ma 3, CS 24, and CS 38, or instructor permission. For those with other backgrounds, please consult with the instructor. I expect there will be mixed backgrounds in the class.


No textbook is required. One text you may find useful is
Nisan, Roughgarden, Tardos, and Vazirani (eds), Algorithmic Game Theory, Cambridge University, 2007. The book is available for free here (username=agt1user, password=camb2agt).


Your grade in the course will be based on

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