Last time I felt like this was when buried in writing my diploma thesis: I just emerged from about 20 hours of web research and I think I found many (most?) immediately relevant scientific research that I can build upon while developing the higher-performance version of the Economy App’s network barter algorithm.
Here are the articles which are most relevant articles for developing the algorithm itself. I’ll list them here completely unscientifically (though on my computer, I use Zotero for scientific literature management):
- David J. Abraham, Avrim Blum, Tuomas Sandholm: Clearing algorithms for barter exchange markets: enabling nationwide kidney exchanges
- David L. Parnas: The Impact of Money-Free Computer Assisted Barter Systems. The oldest (migh-eighties) article on an idea similar to Economy App. No free online version, but a free summary.
- David Porter, Antonio Rangel: Trading in a Pure Exchange Economy without an Auctioneer: An Experimental Approach
- Canice Prendergast, Lars Stole: Barter, Liquidity and Market Segmentation
- Marek Pycia, M. Utku Ünver: Incentive Compatible Allocation and Exchange of Discrete Resources
- M. Utku Ünver: Market Mechanisms for Fair Allocation of Indivisible Objects and Money
- Pelle Evensen, Mait Märdin: An Extensible and Scalable Agent-Based Simulation of Barter Economics. (Also includes the simulatot as free software!)
- Peter Haddawy, Christine Cheng, Namthip Rujikeadkumjorn, Khaimook Dhananaiyapergse: Optimizing Ad Hoc Trade in a Commercial Barter Trade Exchange
- Peter Haddawy, Namthip Rujikeadkumjorn, Khaimook Dhananaiyapergse, Christine Cheng: Balanced Matching of Buyers and Sellers in E-Marketplaces: The Barter Trade Exchange Model
- Randy M. Kaplan: An improved algorithm for multi-way trading for exchange and barter. No free online version available.
- Sebastien Mathieu: Match-Making in Bartering Scenarios
- Tayfun Sönmez, M. Utku Ünver: Matching, Allocation, and Exchange of Discrete Resources
This is exactly the moment where I like Open Access science the most. It’s such a blessing