David Pennock returns to the question of how to call the field the lies at the intersection (or maybe crossroads) of economics and computation. As I described in my first blog post, about a year ago, many of us were loosely using the term “algorithmic game theory” for this field as well, but I have to agree that this puts a wrong spin on the field. Economics does go beyond game theory and “CS ∩ Econ” goes beyond “CS ∩ GT”, and so should the name, if only to covey this message. This would also fit more naturally various areas that are often considered part of “AGT” but are really not GT: from computation of market equilibria, to prediction markets, to social networks, and much more.
So let me second David’s suggestion of Algorithmic Economics which also combines nicely with Algorithmic Game Theory yielding Algorithmic Game Theory and Economics. This sounds better than the wider “computation and economics”, while the perhaps more precise “computational economics” is sort of taken (although we could think of a hostile take-over, I suppose).
Maybe I should change the name of my blog to Algorithmic Game Theory and Economics?