Agent-Based Macroeconomics

84 Pages Posted: 30 Jan 2018

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Herbert Dawid

Bielefeld University - Department of Business Administration and Economics; Center for Mathematical Economics

Domenico Delli Gatti

Universita' Cattolica, Milano

Date Written: January 2018


This chapter surveys work dedicated to macroeconomic analysis using an agent-based modeling approach. After a short review of the origins and general characteristics of this approach a systemic comparison of the structure and modeling assumptions of a set of important (families of) agent-based macroeconomic models is provided. The comparison highlights substantial similarities between the different models, thereby identifying what could be considered an emerging common core of macroeconomic agent-based modeling. In the second part of the chapter agent-based macroeconomic research in different domains of economic policy is reviewed.

Keywords: Agent-based Macroeconomics, Aggregation, Heterogeneity, Behavioral Rules, Business Fluctuations, Economic Policy

JEL Classification: C63, E17, E32, E70

Suggested Citation

Dawid, Herbert and Delli Gatti, Domenico, Agent-Based Macroeconomics (January 2018). Bielefeld Working Papers in Economics and Management No. 02-2018. Available at SSRN: or

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