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Computational Methods and Classical-Marxian Economics

Jonathan Cogliano, Roberto Veneziani and Naoki Yoshihara

No 716, Discussion Paper Series from Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University

Abstract: This article surveys computational approaches to classical-Marxian economics. These approaches include a range of techniques - such as numerical simulations, agent-based models, and Monte Carlo methods - and cover many areas within the classical-Marxian tradition. We focus on three major themes in classical-Marxian economics, namely price and value theory; inequality, exploitation, and classes; and technical change, profitability, growth and cycles. We show that computational methods are particularly well-suited to capture certain key elements of the vision of the classical-Marxian approach and can be fruitfully used to make significant progress in the study of classical-Marxian topics.

Keywords: Computational Methods; Agent-Based Models; Classical Economists; Marx (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: B41 B51 C63 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 38 p.
Date: 2020-10
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-cmp, nep-hme, nep-ore and nep-pke
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