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Mechanism Design with Strategic Mediators

We consider the problem of designing mechanisms that interact with strategic agents through strategic intermediaries (or mediators), and investigate the cost to society due to the mediators’ strategic behavior. Selfish agents with private information are each associated with exactly one strategic mediator, and can interact with the mechanism... (more)

Network Cost-Sharing without Anonymity

We consider network cost-sharing games with nonanonymous cost functions, where the cost of each edge is a submodular function of its users, and this cost is shared using the Shapley value. Nonanonymous cost functions model asymmetries between the players, which can arise from different bandwidth requirements, durations of use, services needed, and... (more)

Tight Bounds for the Price of Anarchy of Simultaneous First-Price Auctions

We study the price of anarchy (PoA) of simultaneous first-price auctions (FPAs) for buyers with submodular and subadditive valuations. The current... (more)

Price of Stability in Polynomial Congestion Games

The price of anarchy (PoA) in congestion games has attracted a lot of research over the past decade. This has resulted in a thorough understanding of... (more)

Truthfulness and Stochastic Dominance with Monetary Transfers

We consider truthfulness concepts for auctions with payments based on first- and second-order stochastic dominance. We assume bidders consider wealth... (more)

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Call for Nominations, Co-Editors-In-Chief

The term of the current co-Editors-in-Chief of the ACM Transactions on Economics and Computation is coming to an end, and the ACM Publications Board has set up a search committee to assist in selecting the next Editor-in-Chief or co-Editors-in-Chief.

TEAC started taking submissions in August 2011, and has been experiencing steady growth, with 53 submissions received in 2014 and 56 submissions in 2015 as of October 31, 2015.

Nominations, including self-nominations, are invited for a three-year term as an Editor-in-Chief beginning on July 1, 2016.

TEAC is an interdisciplinary journal between computer science and economics. In addition to the nomination of individuals, we welcome joint nominations for co-Editors-in-Chief that span these two fields. A joint nomination should demonstrate how the team would address the full span of work from Economics through Computation.

An Editor-in-Chief appointment may be renewed at most one time. This is an entirely voluntary position, but ACM will provide appropriate administrative support.

Appointed by the ACM Publications Board, an Editor-in-Chief (EiC) of an ACM journal is delegated full responsibility for the editorial management of the journal consistent with the journal's charter and general ACM policies. The Board relies on EiCs to ensure that the content of the journal is of high quality and that the editorial review process is both timely and fair. An EiC has final say on acceptance of papers, the size of the Editorial Board, and the appointment of Associate Editors. A complete list of responsibilities is found in the ACM Volunteer Editors Position Descriptions. Additional information can be found in the following documents:

Nominations should include a vita along with a brief statement of why the nominee (or joint nominees) should be considered. Self-nominations are encouraged, and should include a vision statement in regard to the future development of TEAC; a self-nomination by an individual should state a preference in regard to serving as an EiC or as one of a pair of co-EiCs.

The deadline for submitting nominations is March 1, 2016, although nominations will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

Please send all nominations to the search committee chair, David Parkes, at parkes@eecs.harvard.edu.

The search committee members are:

  • David C. Parkes (Harvard), Chair
  • David Easley (Cornell)
  • Anna Karlin (U. Washington)
  • Noam Nisan (Hebrew U.)
  • Tuomas Sandholm (CMU)
  • Michael P. Wellman (U. Michigan)

About TEAC

The ACM Transactions on Economics and Computation (TEAC) is a journal focusing on the intersection of computer science and economics. Of interest to the journal is any topic relevant to both economists and computer scientists, including but not limited to the following: algorithmic game theory, mechanism design, design and analysis of electronic markets, computation of equilibria, cost of strategic behavior and cost of decentralization, learning in games and markets, systems resilient against malicious agents, economics of computational advertising, paid search auctions, agents in networks, electronic commerce, computational social choice, recommendation/reputation/trust systems, and privacy.

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