Seminar SS 2021

Economics and Computation


In recent years, there has been an increasing interest in topics at the intersection of economics and computer science, as witnessed by the continued rapid rise of research areas such as algorithmic game theory and computational social choice. This development is due to the emergence of computational networks such as the Internet as well as the need to get a grip on algorithmic questions in economics.
The emphasis in this seminar lies on the independent study of classic economics papers, but also, and in particular, more recent papers from computer science. Among the topics to be covered are matching theory, mechanism design, and voting theory. 

Registration (*please read carefully*)

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Seats are split up between students from computer science and students from other programs. All interested students should attend the overview meeting and apply by mail, describing their background (including relevant courses) and motivation (up to 250 words) as well as 2-5 papers they are interested in. (Own suggestions of new papers are welcome!) Deadline for applications:  February 1, 2021 (11:59pm). Students from computer science and mathematics additionally have to use the matching system for indication of interest. Notifications will be sent out at the end of Februrary and include assignment of papers and supervisors. Registration in TUMonline will be taken care of by the lecturers; no further action is required.

Technical details

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it is unlikely that the seminar meetings happen in person. Currently, we plan to run all meetings virtually using Zoom.We recommend to use the zoom client application and familiarize yourself with this application before the presentation.

Time and venue

Overview (Vorbesprechung):

  • Thursday, January 28, 14.00 - 15.00, Slides


First meeting (Kick-Off):


  • ~ April, 14.00 - 15.00



  • ~ May, 9.00 - 17.00

  • ~ June, 9.00 - 17.00

Other resources

  • Feedback guidelines (1) (2) [in addition to what is presented during the first meeting]


  • The seminar will be held in English (i.e., all presentations will have to be in English, too)


  • IN2107 (Master-Seminar in the Master program Informatik)

  • IN0014 (Seminar in the Bachelor programs Informatik, Wirtschaftsinformatik)

  • For all other programs: Please check first whether this seminar fits in your curriculum. For example, mathematics students should find it listed as a mathematics seminar, too.


Patrick Lederer