Welcome

Computational economics explores the intersection of economics and computation. These areas include agent-based computational modeling, computational econometrics and statistics, computational finance, computational modeling of dynamic macroeconomic systems, computational tools for the design of automated Internet markets, programming tools specifically designed for computational economics, and pedagogical tools for the teaching of computational economics. Some of these areas are unique to computational economics, while others extend traditional areas of economics to new areas through computational techniques.

Much of our activity comes from our annual meeting. It is held in the summer and we typically alternate the location between North America and Europe.

The SCE is a member of the Allied Social Science Association (ASSA).

Graduate Student Contest

    Every year the Society sponsors prizes for outstanding papers by graduate students at its annual meeting. Generally, prizes total 3,000.

    2012-2013

    This contest was held in conjunction with the 2013 conference in Vancouver. The results:
    • Winner: Thomas G. Ruchti, California Institute of Technology, "Estimating an Equilibrium Model of Limit Order Markets"
    • Finalist: Galen Sher and Pedro Vitória, University of Oxford, "An Information-Theoretic Test for Dependence with an Application to the Temporal Structure of Stock Returns"
    • Finalist: Marcin Wolski, University of Amsterdam and Bielefeld University, "Monetary Policy, Banking and Heterogeneous Agents"

    Previous Winners

The David Kendrick Prize

    This award is given on an irregular basis to those individuals who have who stood out for their contributions to the field.

    The Society awarded the 2013 prize to Steve Turnovsky.

    Professor Stephen Turnovsky holds the Ford and Louisa Van Voorhis Professorship of Economics at the University of Washington. His main area of research is in macroeconomic dynamics and growth. In this field, he developed early on the use of mathematical tools and models with a special interest for optimal policies. He made outstanding contributions to issues such as price and wage dynamics, international economics, small open economy modeling, and inequality and growth. Steve published numerous articles in the best journals and several well-known books. He also contributed much to the profession with uncommon editorial activities. He has been Associate Editors of many journals and Editor of the Journal of Dynamic Economics and Control, 1981-1987 and 1995-2001. He is now Advisory Editor of the Journal. Invited in universities all over the world, his achievements are recognized worldwide.

    Previous Winners

Tools For Computational Economists

    There are many sites of use on the Internet for those interested in computational economics. These include links to program libraries and software.

Details About The Society

    The society was founded in 1995 and is a 501(c)3 organization. Our major activity is our annual conference; it typically draws 300-400 participants. The president of the Society is Cars Hommes and the past presidents are Michel Juillard, Robert J. Tetlow, Carl Chiarella, Manfred Gilli, Stephen Turnovsky, Berç Rustem, Hans Amman, Ken Judd, and David Kendrick. Those interested in membership in the Society should contact Bill Goffe, the Secretary-Treasurer. The Advisory Council consists of the officers, the editors of the journals, and some elected and appointed members. The By-Laws formally describe the Society and conference organizers should read the guidelines for our conferences. Finally, we offer some job listings in computational economics.

Membership Benefits and Costs

    Members of the Society for Computational Economics are eligible for reduced rate subscriptions to Macroeconomic Dynamics. Members are also automatically added to the "scelist" electronic mailing list (non-members are welcomed to the list too). There is also a web page where one can sign up.

    Dues are $10 a year. You can pay by check or by PayPal:

    If you have questions, please contact Bill Goffe, the Secretary-Treasurer.