There are at least a few groups doing related work here at the University of Texas: a handful of people working with Greg Plaxton, a couple of people doing mechanism design in the Laboratory for Intelligent Processes and Systems (LIPS) with Suzanne Barber, and the trading agents folks working with Peter Stone, but we don’t run into each other much. Not to mention the people in the Economics, Operations Research, and Business Schools that I haven’t even heard of.
To remedy this, I’m starting an AGT / CMD / MAS reading group. I’ve run the idea by a handful of interested ECE students who have promised to show up. I imagine there’s more interest for this topic among CS and Econ students, but I don’t know how to reach those folks. Please forward this to anyone you think might be interested, and shoot me an email, leave a comment here, or subscribe to firstname.lastname@example.org, if you want to join. Thanks!