Department of Informatics – Computation and Economics Research Group


Computation and Economics Research Group

The Computation and Economics Research Group at the University of Zurich.

CERG group picture February 2013

The Computation and Economics Research Group was founded by Prof. Dr. Sven Seuken in September 2011. We conduct research on various topics at the intersection of computer science and economics with a focus on the design and analysis of electronic markets and market-based systems. Our research approach is very broad and interdisciplinary. We use techniques from economics as well as computer science which includes theoretical modeling, formal analysis, simulations, as well as lab and field experiments.

Currently, members of the group are workin on 1) combinatorial auctions, 2) matching markets, 3) human recommender systems, 4) market user interface design, 5) market interfaces for the smart grid, and 6) prediction markets. For more information please see our list of publications.