Welcome to the Equilibria Club!

On this website you can find short summaries of interesting papers at the intersection of Political Economy and Computer Science.

If you just want to find out how to join or contribute, check out this page.

This blog was inspired by the Morning Paper, which has provided readers with many valuable (and often random) insights into the field of Computer Science. However, as software is eating the world, surely there must be lots of papers left to review, especially when digging deeper into a sub field!

The sub field which we focus on here is: Political Economy, the rules by which people live together. Why is that, you ask?

<subjectivity>Because with great power comes great responsibility, and if there's one thing you can infer from the past millennia, it is that humanity has become incredibly powerful. We should grab every chance we have to ensure that our individual and collaborative decision making abilities are able to keep up with this growing responsibility. We are all just a bunch of low-IQ agents repeatedly getting stuck in Inadequate Equilibria. I hope the mechanisms and their applications which we will explore in the club can help resolve some of those issues.</subjectivity>

Sometimes, the title of a paper might leave you wondering: “what does this mean?”, an abstract might leave you wondering: “but how and why does this work?” and a paper might leave open: “how can I apply this?”. In this blog I will try to answer some of those questions by explaining fundamentals, collecting relevant research and by pinpointing to code and simulation samples. The summaries are aimed to be understandable for anyone who followed high school mathematics and economics. If you still miss any background information needed to understand the summaries, just reach out and we can ensure sufficient background material is posted here!

About me: I’m Co-founder of summitto, where we build privacy-preserving tax-reporting software. I studied economics and econometrics, enjoy reading a bit too much, and occasionally do some writing.

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