Second Cambridge Area Economics and Computation Day


Friday April 26, 2013

Call For Participation

A lot of research and business activity in the Cambridge/Boston area is engaged in economic and computational questions in regard to understanding and developing the economics of Internet activity. Examples of topics of interest include theoretical, modeling, algorithmic, and empirical work on electronic commerce, networked behavior, and social networks.

One of the main purposes of CAEC is to encourage collaboration between local researchers. Significant emphasis will be placed on a poster session and short talks. The overall structure of the day will involve four longer talks, by Daron Acemoglu, Yiling Chen, Matthew Jackson, and Silvio Micali, with a short talks session and a poster session over lunch, along with brief poster announcements.


8:30Coffee + Breakfast
9:10Systemic Risk in Networks, Daron Acemoglu
9:55Rational Proofs, Silvio Micali
10:40Coffee Break
11:10Poster announcements
11:40Lunch and poster session (click here for a list of posters)
1:20Short talks
Scott Kominers
Priorities and Precedence in Matching
Matt Weinberg
Understanding Incentives: Mechanism Design Becomes Algorithm Design
Maciej Kotowski
Trading Networks and Equilibrium Intermediation
Jing Chen
Optimal Waiting Times and Assignments in Healthcare Provision
Vasilis Gkatzelis
Mechanism Design for Fair Division
Hossein Azari Soufiani
Generalized Random Utility Models
Brendan Lucier
Simultaneous Auctions Are (Almost) Efficient
Henry Lam
Robust Dynamic Hedging
Vasilis Syrgkanis
Information Asymmetries in Common Value Auctions with Discrete Signals
Gabriel Carroll
Robust Incentive Contracting
Spyros Zoumpoulis
Coordination with Local Information
Eric Sodomka
Coco-Q: Learning in Stochastic Games with Side Payments
Christos Tzamos
Mechanism Design via Optimal Transport
3:30Coffee Break
4:00Financial Incentives and Crowd Work, Yiling Chen
4:45Tractable Estimation of Social Networks, Matthew Jackson

CAEC Sponsors

Microsoft Research New England
We thank Microsoft Research New England for their kind sponsorship of this event.

Steering Committee


Singleton Auditorium (46-3002) (Map)
Brain and Cognitive Sciences/McGovern Bldg.
43 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA 02139

How to get there
(a) Take the T (red line to Kendall Square stop, and then walk for 5 minutes), or
(b) If you drive, you can park at one of the nearby public garages.

Important Dates

Submission deadline
Thursday April 11, 2013
Monday April 15, 2013
Registration deadline
Monday April 22, 2013
Friday April 26, 2013

Past CAECs

CAEC 2011

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