An ABM for Economics: Micro Explains Macro
AbstractThe link between micro and macro level has always been difficult to trace, even when variables have strong homogeneous characteristics. What happens when heterogeneous components and random factors interact is even more difficult to define. By adopting an agent-based approach we found a result that does not reflects the classical methods of quantification of an economy. This can be interpreted as an alarm bell signaling a wrong description of the economic framework we want to explain. We illustrate the effectiveness of the "agent-based reasoning machine" and we derive a model to compare with classical methods of aggregation. A more comprehensible description of the model is given by "Unified Modeling Language (UML)" and "ODD standard protocol", allowing us to clarify the internal processes of our model.
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Length: 52 pages
Date of creation: Jan 2013
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Aggregation; NetLogo; Simulations; Micro-Macro link; Agent Based Models (ABMs); Unified Modeling Language (UML); ODD standard protocol;
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- C63 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Computational Techniques
- D04 - Microeconomics - - General - - - Microeconomic Policy: Formulation; Implementation; Evaluation
- O47 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - Measurement of Economic Growth; Aggregate Productivity; Cross-Country Output Convergence
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- NEP-ALL-2013-01-26 (All new papers)
- NEP-CMP-2013-01-26 (Computational Economics)
- NEP-HME-2013-01-26 (Heterodox Microeconomics)
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