Book Chapter

An overview and evaluation of the cat market design competition

T Miller, J Niu, M Chapman, P Mcburney, Shu-Heng Chen, Mak Kaboudan, Ye-Rong Du

The Oxford Handbook of Computational Economics and Finance | Oxford University Press | Published : 2018

Abstract

© Oxford University Press 2018. All rights reserved. The rise of online commerce has led to an emerging discipline at the intersection of economics and computer science, a discipline which studies the properties and dynamics of automated trading in online marketplaces. The CAT Market Design Tournament was created to promote research into the design and deployment of economic mechanisms for such online marketplaces, particularly mechanisms able to adapt automatically to dynamic competitive environments. This research competition, which ran from 2007 to 2011), was won by four different teams and had entrants from thirteen countries. This chapter describes the motivation and history of the tour..

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