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Computational Methods and Classical-Marxian Economics

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  • Jonathan Cogliano

    (University of Massachusetts Boston)

  • Roberto Veneziani

    (Queen Mary University of London)

  • Naoki Yoshihara

    (School of Economics and Management, Kochi University of Technology)

Abstract

This article surveys computational approaches to classical-Marxian economics. These approaches include a range of techniques { such as numerical simulations, agent-based models, and Monte Carlo methods { and cover many areas within the classical-Marxian tradition. We focus on three major themes in classical-Marxian economics, namely price and value theory; inequality, exploitation, and classes; and technical change, profi tability, growth and cycles. We show that computational methods are particularly well-suited to capture certain key elements of the vision of the classical-Marxian approach and can be fruitfully used to make signi ficant progress in the study of classical-Marxian topics.

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  • Jonathan Cogliano & Roberto Veneziani & Naoki Yoshihara, 2021. "Computational Methods and Classical-Marxian Economics," Working Papers SDES-2021-10, Kochi University of Technology, School of Economics and Management, revised Sep 2021.
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    • C63 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Computational Techniques
    • B51 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - Current Heterodox Approaches - - - Socialist; Marxian; Sraffian
    • B41 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - Economic Methodology - - - Economic Methodology

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