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Robert L. Axtell

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First Name:Robert
Middle Name:L.
Last Name:Axtell
RePEc Short-ID:pax2
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4400 University Drive Fairfax, VA 22030 USA


(60%) George Mason University-Department of Computational Social Science
USA, Fairfax

(10%) INET Oxford
Oxford Martin School
Oxford University

Oxford, United Kingdom
RePEc:edi:inoxfuk (more details at EDIRC)

(10%) Santa Fe Institute

Santa Fe, New Mexico (United States)
RePEc:edi:epstfus (more details at EDIRC)

(10%) Center on Social and Economic Dynamics
Brookings Institution

Washington, District of Columbia (United States)
RePEc:edi:csbrous (more details at EDIRC)

(10%) Economic Studies
Brookings Institution

Washington, District of Columbia (United States)
RePEc:edi:esbrous (more details at EDIRC)

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Working papers

  1. Robert L. Axtell & Omar A. Guerrero & Eduardo L'opez, 2019. "Frictional Unemployment on Labor Flow Networks," Papers 1903.04954,
  2. Burgess, Matthew G. & Carrella, Ernesto & Drexler, Michael & Axtell, Robert L. & Bailey, Richard M. & Watson, James R. & Cabral, Reniel B. & Clemence, Michaela & Costello, Christopher & Dorsett, Chris, 2018. "Opportunities for agent-based modeling in human dimensions of fisheries," SocArXiv gzhm5, Center for Open Science.
  3. Axtell, Robert L. & Guerrero, Omar A. & López, Eduardo, 2016. "The Network Composition of Aggregate Unemployment," MPRA Paper 68962, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  4. John Geanakoplos & Robert Axtell & Doyne J. Farmer & Peter Howitt & Benjamin Conlee & Jonathan Goldstein & Matthew Hendrey & Nathan M. Palmer & Chun-Yi Yang, 2012. "Getting at Systemic Risk via an Agent-Based Model of the Housing Market," Cowles Foundation Discussion Papers 1852, Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics, Yale University.
  5. Robert Axtell & Rich Perline & Daniel Teitelbaum, 2006. "Volatility and Asymmetry of Small Firm Growth Rates Over Increasing Time Frames," The Office of Advocacy Small Business Working Papers 06rarpdt, U.S. Small Business Administration, Office of Advocacy.
  6. Robert Axtell and Richard Florida, 2001. "Emergent Cities: A Microeconomic Explanation for Zipf's Law," Computing in Economics and Finance 2001 154, Society for Computational Economics.
  7. Axtell, R. & Epstein, J.M. & Young, H.P., 2000. "The Emergence of Classes in a Multi-Agent Bargaining Model," Papers 9, Brookings Institution - Working Papers.
  8. Robert L. Axtell, 2000. "Effect of Interaction Topology and Activation Regime in Several Multi-Agent Systems," Working Papers 00-07-039, Santa Fe Institute.
  9. Axtell, R.L., 2000. "Effets of Interaction Topology and Activation Regime in several Multi-Agent System," Papers 12, Brookings Institution - Working Papers.
  10. Rob Axtell, 1999. "The Complexity of Exchange," Computing in Economics and Finance 1999 211, Society for Computational Economics.
  11. Robert Axtell, 1999. "The Emergence of Firms in a Population of Agents," Working Papers 99-03-019, Santa Fe Institute.
  12. Jeffrey S. Dean & George J. Gumerman & Joshua M. Epstein & Robert Axtell & Alan C. Swedlund & Miles T. Parker & Steven McCarroll, 1998. "Understanding Anasazi Culture Change Through Agent-Based Modeling," Working Papers 98-10-094, Santa Fe Institute.
  13. Robert Axtell & Robert Axelrod & Joshua M. Epstein & Michael D. Cohen, 1995. "Aligning Simulation Models: A Case Study and Results," Working Papers 95-07-065, Santa Fe Institute.
  14. Robert Axtell, Joshua M. Epstein, & H. Peyton Young, "undated". "The Emergence of Economic Classes in an Agent-based Bargaining Model," Computing in Economics and Finance 1997 61, Society for Computational Economics.


  1. Axtell, Robert L. & Guerrero, Omar A. & López, Eduardo, 2019. "Frictional unemployment on labor flow networks," Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Elsevier, vol. 160(C), pages 184-201.
  2. Omar A Guerrero & Robert L Axtell, 2013. "Employment Growth through Labor Flow Networks," PLOS ONE, Public Library of Science, vol. 8(5), pages 1-12, May.
  3. John Geanakoplos & Robert Axtell & J. Doyne Farmer & Peter Howitt & Benjamin Conlee & Jonathan Goldstein & Matthew Hendrey & Nathan M. Palmer & Chun-Yi Yang, 2012. "Getting at Systemic Risk via an Agent-Based Model of the Housing Market," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 102(3), pages 53-58, May.
  4. Rob Axtell, 2008. "The Rise of Computationally Enabled Economics: Introduction to the Special Issue of the Eastern Economic Journal on Agent-Based Modeling," Eastern Economic Journal, Palgrave Macmillan;Eastern Economic Association, vol. 34(4), pages 423-428.
  5. Korobow, Adam & Johnson, Chris & Axtell, Robert, 2007. "An Agent–Based Model of Tax Compliance With Social Networks," National Tax Journal, National Tax Association;National Tax Journal, vol. 60(3), pages 589-610, September.
  6. Robert Axtell, 2007. "What economic agents do: How cognition and interaction lead to emergence and complexity," The Review of Austrian Economics, Springer;Society for the Development of Austrian Economics, vol. 20(2), pages 105-122, September.
  7. Akira Namatame & Thomas Lux & Robert Axtell, 2006. "Welcome to JEIC," Journal of Economic Interaction and Coordination, Springer;Society for Economic Science with Heterogeneous Interacting Agents, vol. 1(1), pages 1-3, May.
  8. Robert Axtell, 2005. "The Complexity of Exchange," Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 115(504), pages 193-210, June.
  9. Robert L. Axtell & Clinton J. Andrews & Mitchell J. Small, 2001. "Agent‐Based Modeling and Industrial Ecology," Journal of Industrial Ecology, Yale University, vol. 5(4), pages 10-13, October.
  10. Hahn, Robert W & Axtell, Robert L, 1995. "Reevaluating the Relationship between Transferable Property Rights and Command-and-Control Regulation," Journal of Regulatory Economics, Springer, vol. 8(2), pages 125-148, September.


  1. Robert L. Axtell, 2016. "Hayek Enriched by Complexity Enriched by Hayek☆," Advances in Austrian Economics, in: Revisiting Hayek’s Political Economy, volume 21, pages 63-121, Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
  2. Omar A. Guerrero & Robert L. Axtell, 2011. "Using Agentization for Exploring Firm and Labor Dynamics," Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems, in: Sjoukje Osinga & Gert Jan Hofstede & Tim Verwaart (ed.), Emergent Results of Artificial Economics, pages 139-150, Springer.


  1. Joshua M. Epstein & Robert L. Axtell, 1996. "Growing Artificial Societies: Social Science from the Bottom Up," MIT Press Books, The MIT Press, edition 1, volume 1, number 0262550253, December.


  1. Journal of Economic Interaction and Coordination, Springer;Society for Economic Science with Heterogeneous Interacting Agents.

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NEP is an announcement service for new working papers, with a weekly report in each of many fields. This author has had 7 papers announced in NEP. These are the fields, ordered by number of announcements, along with their dates. If the author is listed in the directory of specialists for this field, a link is also provided.
  1. NEP-CMP: Computational Economics (3) 1999-10-04 2012-03-21 2019-12-02
  2. NEP-ENT: Entrepreneurship (2) 2001-07-17 2007-01-13
  3. NEP-EVO: Evolutionary Economics (2) 1999-09-21 2001-07-17
  4. NEP-AGR: Agricultural Economics (1) 2019-12-02
  5. NEP-CSE: Economics of Strategic Management (1) 2016-02-23
  6. NEP-DGE: Dynamic General Equilibrium (1) 2019-03-18
  7. NEP-ENV: Environmental Economics (1) 2019-12-02
  8. NEP-FIN: Finance (1) 1999-09-21
  9. NEP-HME: Heterodox Microeconomics (1) 2019-12-02
  10. NEP-LAB: Labour Economics (1) 2019-03-18
  11. NEP-MAC: Macroeconomics (1) 2012-03-21
  12. NEP-MIC: Microeconomics (1) 1999-09-21
  13. NEP-NET: Network Economics (1) 2001-07-17
  14. NEP-URE: Urban and Real Estate Economics (1) 2012-03-21


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