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Handbook of Computational Economics, Vol. 2: Agent-Based Computational Economics


  • Tesfatsion, Leigh
  • Judd, Kenneth L.


This handbook comprises 16 chapters surveying agent-based computational economics research, 6 shorter essays providing personal perspectives, and a "getting started" guide for newcomers to agent-based modeling in the social sciences. Research topics covered include: learning representations for computational agents; agent-based models and human-subject experiments; economic activity on fixed networks; endogenous formation of economic networks; social dynamics and the evolution of norms; heterogenous agent modeling in economics and finance; agent-based computational finance; agent-based models of innovation and technological change; agent-based models of organizations; market design using agent-based models; automated markets and trading agents; agent-based computational methods and models of politics; agent-based tools for exploring the governance of social-ecological systems; and computational laboratories for spatial agent-based modeling. Related work can be accessed at

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  • Tesfatsion, Leigh & Judd, Kenneth L., 2006. "Handbook of Computational Economics, Vol. 2: Agent-Based Computational Economics," Staff General Research Papers Archive 10368, Iowa State University, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:isu:genres:10368

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    agent-based computational economics;

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    • C6 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling
    • D - Microeconomics
    • E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics

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