A short history of equilibrium computation. The computation of economic equilibrium is making a spectacular comeback in economics, mathematics and computer science. The availability of massive real-time datasets and the affordability of computing power, including parallel computation, has made it possible to implement and build on an effort that had been stalled since the end of the 1970s. But even more than the new technical possibilities, it is the novel applications to online platforms and market design tools that led to the surge of interest in computation. Pricing engines like Uber’s, matchmakers like OkCupid, allocation mechanisms like those that are used by public school districts – all need to compute an equilibrium problem.
While the problem of equilibrium computation is hard in general, a particular instance of the problem, namely the gross substitutes property, makes it analytically tractable and computable in practice, while able to cover a large number of applications including optimal transport, multinomial choice models, matching, hedonic models, and trade equilibrium problems. The goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers working on the frontier of the current knowledge in this topic, consolidate the theory, present state-of-the-art applications, and present the latest algorithms. It will connect several different mathematical fields:
- 1. Optimal transport
- 2. Stable marriage problem and lattice theory
- 3. Systems of nonlinear equations on networks, M-maps
- 4. Discrete convexity
A number of introductory lectures will set the stage before moving on to the presentation of research papers.
Confirmed Speakers & Participants
- Poster Presenter
US Military Academy
Paris School of Economics
New York University
New York University
University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business
Md Abu Helal
The University of Texas at Dallas
UCLA, Department of Mathematics
University of Mannheim
University of Toronto
University of Toronto
Renato Paes Leme
George Mason University
Lady Doak College
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITÄT KAISERSLAUTERN
Marilda Sotomayor Sotomayor
Getulio Vargas Foundation
École normale supérieure
Ngoc Mai Tran
University of Texas at Austin
University of Pennsylvania
Washington University in St. Louis
ICERM welcomes applications from faculty, postdocs, graduate students, industry scientists, and other researchers who wish to participate. Some funding may be available for travel and lodging. Graduate students who apply must have their advisor submit a statement of support in order to be considered.
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Submissions must be received within 30 days of ICERM departure to avoid applicable taxes. Submissions after thirty days will incur applicable taxes. No submissions are accepted more than six months after the program end.