The ACM transactions on economics and computation: An introduction

We are very excited to present this first issue of the ACM Transactions on Economics and Computation (TEAC). This journal has been several years in the making, with the original proposal submitted to ACM in September 2010, and it has been wonderful to watch the evolution from an idea to a journal with articles in print. We believe the timing of the journal is excellent, because research in the intersection of computer science and economics is booming. A number of universities now have centers or programs in this area, and tech giants such as Google and Microsoft also have teams of top-tier researchers that truly span the different disciplines. The US National Science Foundation (NSF) recently started a new program on the Interface between Computer Science and Economics & Social Sciences (ICES). Similar research is also funded by other agencies inside and outside the United States.