Update: The summer school is over. The lectures were recorded and are now available online.

About the summer school

The summer school on algorithmic economics will be held at Carnegie Mellon University on August 6-10, 2012. The summer school will focus on the intersection of computer science and the social sciences, including the following areas (with an emphasis on computational aspects):
  • Mechanism design
  • Game theory
  • Social choice
  • Social networks
  • Market design
  • Fair division

The summer school will consist of 9 mini-courses (each roughly 3 hours long) given by distinguished speakers (see sidebar), leaving ample time for social activities. The mini-courses can serve as an introduction to the field but will focus on the research frontier.

Roughly 50 US-based graduate and advanced undergraduate students will be selected to attend the summer school through a competitive application process. Selected students will receive full support, including travel, hotel, meals, and social events. Background in computer science or mathematical social sciences is expected, and diversity is encouraged. Please see the detailed instructions on how to apply.

Important dates

  • April 15, 2012: Application deadline
  • May 6, 2012: Notification of selection
  • August 6-10, 2012: Summer school