Open Source Economics

A platform for transdisciplinary collaboration

Computational economic models specify an individual’s objective and the institutional and informational constraints of their economic environment. They are used to quantify the importance of competing economic mechanisms in determining economic outcomes and forecast the effects of alternative policies before their implementation. We provide a platform for economists, mathematicians, and computational scientists to facilitate the transdisciplinary collaboration in the development, analysis, and application of computational economic models. Together, we expand the set of possible economic questions that we can address and improve the quality of our answers.

We provide numerous software libraries that we use in our research. We also host several events to facilitate the exchange of ideas with other economists; for example, we organize a monthly OSE Meetup and an annual OSE Retreat. In support of our educational activities, we maintain a curated list of resources.

All our research software is available on GitHub GitHub mark.

In cooperation with

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Steering committee: Philipp Eisenhauer, Gregor Boehl, Janos Gabler, Annica Gehlen
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We gratefully acknowledge funding by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia (MKW) as part of the Excellence Strategy of the German federal and state governments.