Economics and Computation (TEAC)


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In the past decade there has been a surge of research in the intersection of computer science and economics. This interaction is driven both by necessity and opportunity. On the one hand, as computer systems become more inter-connected, multiple parties must interact in the same environment and compete for scarce resources, which necessarily introduces economic phenomena. On the other hand, in the past, economic mechanisms (such as auctions and exchanges) have been designed to require very limited computing and communication resources, as they would otherwise be impractical. These days, computation and communication pose much less of a constraint, which presents an opportunity to create highly efficient, computationally intensive mechanisms. The goal is to keep the scope of the journal very broad and open to new directions in the intersection of computer science and economics, including both theoretical and applied directions. 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 ("price of anarchy")
  • 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
  • Privacy

A paper submitted to ACM TEAC may not have been published previously in another journal or be under consideration by another journal at any point of the TEAC review process. TEAC will, however, consider papers of which versions or parts have previously appeared, as technical reports or working papers or in web archives, workshops, or conference proceedings. All previous versions must be described explicitly in the submission, for example, in a footnote on the title page or in a "history" or "acknowledgements" section. Authors should also note the relevant policy for papers submitted to ACM publications.

Of particular importance to TEAC is that a paper has reached a final level of maturity and completeness and that the results it presents constitute a well-positioned and significant contribution to the field of Economics and Computation. TEAC imposes no strict minimum or maximum length requirements on submissions, though papers that are unnecessarily long are heavily discouraged. An exception are illustrative examples that have been worked out in detail and generally make an article more appealing and understandable to the reader. Authors often refer to examples in the process of their research but then omit them from conference papers due to space constraints. There is no reason against such examples in the journal version, and we encourage their addition.

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