Research in the Algorithmic Economics group at Microsoft Research NYC spans a wide variety of topics at the interface of economics and computation. Application areas include: auctions & mechanism design, crowdsourcing & human computation, information aggregation & elicitation, machine learning in economics, polling & prediction markets, and online advertising.

Increasingly, online service design teams require dual expertise in social science and computer science, adding competence in economics, sociology, and psychology to more traditionally recognized requirements like algorithms, interfaces, systems, machine learning, and optimization. Our researchers combine expertise in computer science and economics to bridge the gap between modeling human behavior and engineering web-scale systems.

We are part of the MSR-wide economics and computation research area.


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David Rothschild


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Alex Slivkins

Senior Principal Researcher

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Jennifer Wortman Vaughan

Senior Principal Researcher

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Nicole Immorlica

Senior Principal Researcher

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E. Glen Weyl

Research Lead, Decentralized Social Technology Collaboratory