The Future of Agent-Based Research in Economics: A Panel Discussion, Eastern Economic Association Annual Meetings, Boston

Eastern Economic Journal, Vol. 34, pp. 550-565, 2008

16 Pages Posted: 14 May 2009

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Jason Barr

Newark College of Arts & Sciences - Department of Economics

Troy Tassier

Fordham University - Department of Economics

Leanne J. Ussher

Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS)

Blake LeBaron

Brandeis University - International Business School

Shu-Heng Chen

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Shyam Sunder

Yale University - School of Management; Yale University - Cowles Foundation

Date Written: March 7, 2008

Abstract

Agent-based economics, and more generally agent-based social sciences, have been around in various forms for over 30 years. The advent of higher speed computing and new tools for the computational learning fields led to a major increase in activity in the early 1990s through today. Research activity continues to increase at the current time, but the field still remains somewhat of a "niche field" inside economics. Certain conferences and certain regions (such as Europe) are well populated with agent-based activity. However, at mainstream conferences inside the US one would have a hard time in finding agent-based researchers.

Suggested Citation

Barr, Jason and Tassier, Troy and Ussher, Leanne J. and LeBaron, Blake D. and Chen, Shu-Heng and Sunder, Shyam, The Future of Agent-Based Research in Economics: A Panel Discussion, Eastern Economic Association Annual Meetings, Boston (March 7, 2008). Eastern Economic Journal, Vol. 34, pp. 550-565, 2008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1332073

Jason Barr

Newark College of Arts & Sciences - Department of Economics ( email )

360 ML King Jr. Blvd.
Newark, NJ 07102
United States

Troy Tassier

Fordham University - Department of Economics ( email )

Bronx, NY 10458
United States

Leanne J. Ussher

Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) ( email )

Berlinerstrasse 130
Potsdam
Germany

HOME PAGE: http://https://sites.google.com/site/leanneussher/

Blake D. LeBaron

Brandeis University - International Business School ( email )

Mailstop 32
Waltham, MA 02454-9110
United States
781-736-2258 (Phone)
781-736-2269 (Fax)

Shu-Heng Chen

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Shyam Sunder (Contact Author)

Yale University - School of Management ( email )

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P.O. Box 208200
New Haven, CT 06520-8200
United States
203-432-6160 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.som.yale.edu/faculty/sunder/

Yale University - Cowles Foundation

Box 208281
New Haven, CT 06520-8281
United States

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