Decision Sciences & Systems
Technical University of Munich

Supervision: Johannes Hofbauer, Christian Saile and Prof. Felix Brandt

Seminar in WS 2016/2017
Markets, Algorithms, Incentives, and Networks


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. In this seminar, we will deal with both the theoretical foundations as well as their computational properties and possible applications.

The seminar will mostly be based on the book Economics and Computation by David C. Parkes and Sven Seuken, which will be available for download for participants of the seminar.  

The target audience for this seminar are master students and bachelor students after the 2nd semester.


Come to the initial meeting on June 30, 2:00 pm in 01.10.011 and tell us that you are interested. More information on the application process will be provided in this meeting.
In general, the matching system is used for the registration.

Time and venue

  • First meeting: Oct 21, 2016, 2:00 pm (Group 1) and Oct 24, 2016, 2:00 pm (Group 2)

  • Presentations: Dec 2 &  Dec 16, 2016 (Group 1) and Dec 5 & Dec 19, 2016 (Group 2)


Group 1 SpeakerChairDate and TimeRoomSlides
Initial Meeting (pre kickoff)

Johannes, Christian


Jun 30, 2016, 2:00 pm

01.10.011 PDF
First Meeting (kickoff) Johannes, Christian

Oct 21, 2016, 2:00 pm

01.10.033 PDF
Presentations 1    

Dec 2, 2016, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Presentations 2    

Dec 16, 2016, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm



Group 2 SpeakerChairDate and TimeRoomSlides
First Meeting (kickoff) Johannes, Christian  

Oct 24, 2016, 2:00 pm

01.10.033 PDF
Presentations 1    

Dec 5, 2016, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Presentations 2    

Dec 19, 2016, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm



The preferred language for talks and meetings is English.


Participants should be interested in modelling and analyzing interesting problems with mathematical rigor.

Requirements to Pass

  • Attending the talks and active participation in the discussions

  • Giving a talk (30 to 45 min) in English

  • Deliver a handout for your fellow students one week before the talk

  • Read the handouts of your fellow students and send your questions/comments to the session chair two days before the respective talk


  • 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.


Other resources

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

Further Literature

Available online:




Christian Saile
Room 01.10.040 (Boltzmannstraße/Garching)
Tel.: 089-289-17537
Email: sailezzin.tum.de

Johannes Hofbauer
Room 01.10.040 (Boltzmannstraße/Garching)
Tel.: 089-289-17537
Email: johannes.hofbauerzzin.tum.de

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