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By Lynne Hamill,Nigel Gilbert

Agent-based modelling in economics


Lynne Hamill and Nigel Gilbert, Centre for learn in Social Simulation (CRESS), collage of Surrey, UK


New tools of monetary modelling were sought due to the international fiscal downturn in 2008.This specific booklet highlights the advantages of an agent-based modelling (ABM) process. It demonstrates how ABM can simply deal with complexity: heterogeneous humans, families and companies interacting dynamically. not like conventional tools, ABM doesn't require humans or corporations to optimise or monetary structures to arrive equilibrium. ABM deals how to hyperlink micro foundations on to the macro situation. 


Key features:

  • Introduces the concept that of agent-based modelling and indicates the way it differs from latest approaches.
  • Provides a theoretical and methodological motive for utilizing ABM in economics, in addition to functional recommendation on how you can layout and create the models.
  • Each bankruptcy starts off with a brief precis of the appropriate fiscal conception after which indicates how you can follow ABM.
  • Explores either issues lined in easy economics textbooks and present vital coverage topics; unemployment, trade premiums, banking and environmental issues.
  • Describes the versions in pseudocode, permitting the reader to improve courses of their selected language.
  • Supported by means of an internet site that includes the NetLogo types defined within the book.


Agent-based Modelling in Economics provides scholars and researchers with the abilities to layout, enforce, and study agent-based versions. 3rd yr undergraduate, grasp and doctoral scholars, school economists will locate this publication a useful resource.


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