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Recent advances in financial networks and agent-based model validation

Mauro Napoletano (), Eric Guerci () and Nobuyuki Hanaki ()

Journal of Economic Interaction and Coordination, 2018, vol. 13, issue 1, No 1, 7 pages

Abstract: Abstract We introduce the papers appearing in the special issue of this journal associated with the WEHIA 2015. The papers in issue deal with two growing fields in the in the literature inspired by the complexity-based approach to economic analysis. The first group of contributions develops network models of financial systems and show how these models can shed light on relevant issues that emerged in the aftermath of the last financial crisis. The second group of contributions deals with the issue of validation of agent-based model. Agent-based models have proven extremely useful to account for key features economic dynamics that are usually neglected by more standard models. At the same time, agent-based models have been criticized for the lack of an adequate validation against empirical data. The works in this issue propose useful techniques to validate agent-based models, thus contributing to the wider diffusion of these models in the economic discipline.

Date: 2018
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