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Agent-Based Modelling: A Methodology for Neo-Schumpeterian Economics

Andreas Pyka () and Giorgio Fagiolo

No 272, Discussion Paper Series from Universitaet Augsburg, Institute for Economics

Abstract: Modellers have had to wrestle with an unavoidable trade-off between the demand of a general theoretical approach and the descriptive accuracy required to model a particular phenomenon. A new class of simulation models has shown to be well adapted to this challenge, basically by shifting outwards this trade-off: So-called agent-based models (ABMs henceforth) are increasingly used for the modelling of socio-economic developments. Our paper deals with the new requirements for modelling entailed by the necessity to focus on qualitative developments, pattern formation, etc. which is generally highlighted within Neo-Schumpeterian Economics and the possibilities given by ABMs.

Keywords: Simulation; Neo-Schumpeterian Economics; Agents (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: B52 O30 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: pages
Date: 2005-02
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-cbe, nep-cmp, nep-gth, nep-hpe, nep-ino, nep-mic and nep-pke
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