Emergent Macroeconomics: An Agent-Based Approach to Business Fluctuations / Edition 1

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Overview

This book contributes substantively to the current state-of-the-art of macroeconomics by providing a method for building models in which business cycles and economic growth emerge from the interactions of a large number of heterogeneous agents. Drawing from recent advances in agent-based computational modeling, the authors show how insights from dispersed fields like the microeconomics of capital market imperfections, industrial dynamics and the theory of shastic processes can be fruitfully combined to improve our understanding of macroeconomic dynamics.

This book should be a valuable resource for all researchers interested in analyzing macroeconomic issues without recurring to a fictitious representative agent.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9788847015616
  • Publisher: Springer Milan
  • Publication date: 12/21/2010
  • Series: New Economic Windows Series
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 114
  • Product dimensions: 0.27 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 9.21 (d)

Table of Contents

Crucial Issues.- Stylized Facts of Industrial Dynamics: The Distribution of Firms’ Size.- Stylized Facts in Industrial Dynamics: Exit, Productivity, Income.- An Agent-based Model.- Where Do We Go from Here?.

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