Definition of Grid Economics Grid Economics comprises the analysis of Internet systems from a economic perspective as well as the application of economic principles to the area of Utility computing, Grid Computing, Clouds, software services, and data services, with the goal of improving market behavior, economically efficient resource allocations, and crating successful business models for the Internet.The topics that are addressed are:


  • Cloud business model analysis
  • Service Level Agreements (SLA)
  • Pricing
  • Capacity Planning
  • Market analysis
  • Economic modeling
People in Grid Economics
This is a (not comprehensive) list of people that are working on Grid Economics. You will find more information about Grid economics on their Web sites:


  • Rich Wolski, University of California, Santa Barbara, US.
  • Daniel Veit , University of Mannheim Business School,Germany.
  • Jörn Altmann, Seoul National University, South-Korea
  • Rajkumar Buuya, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Dirk Neumann, University of Freiburg, Germany
  • Omer Rana, Cardiff University, UK
  • Gabriele von Voigt, RRZN, University of Hannover, Germany,
  • Simon See, Sun Microsystems Research, Singapore.
  • Costas Courcoubetis, Athens School of Economics, Greece
  • John Darlington, Imperial College London, UK
  • Chris Kenyan


Grid-Economics-Related Projects These projects address the topic of Grid Economics. However, the effort ranges from being their main scheme to just addressing an aspect of Grid Economics within their reports:European Grid Projects


American Grid Project

Asian Grid Project

Australian Grid Project
Conferences that Address Grid Economics There are a some Grid-related conferences :


These are links to Web sites with more (up-to-date) information about Grid Events listed at other sites:

‘Newest’ Grid Economics-Related Events Here is a list of ‘newest’ interesting events about Grid Economics:


  • GECON2011, Paphos, Cyprus, 4-5th December, 2011