Artificial Economics: What, Why and How

8 Pages Posted: 21 Mar 2016 Last revised: 3 Nov 2016

Date Written: October 23, 2015

Abstract

In this paper we present our views on the distinguishing features of Artificial Economics and on its relation with Theoretical Economics – the field that in our opinion lies closest to Artificial Economics. In this context, we discuss various reasons why conducting research on Artificial Economics may be worthwhile, and provide general guidelines on how to go about it. Our view is that Artificial Economics and Theoretical Economics share the same goals, do not differ conceptually as much as it is sometimes perceived, and their approaches are certainly complementary.

Keywords: Artificial Economics, Computer Simulation, Computational Economics, Agent-based modelling, Philosophy of Science, Simulation of Socio-economic Systems

JEL Classification: B41, C50, C15, C63

Suggested Citation

Izquierdo, Luis R. and Izquierdo, Segismundo, Artificial Economics: What, Why and How (October 23, 2015). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2749347 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2749347

Luis R. Izquierdo (Contact Author)

University of Burgos ( email )

Hospital del Rey, s/n
Burgos, 09001
Spain

Segismundo Izquierdo

University of Valladolid ( email )

8 C/Plaza de Santa Cruz
Valladolid, Valladolid 47002
Spain

HOME PAGE: http://segis.izqui.org

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