Economic Simulations in Swarm: Agent-Based Modelling and Object Oriented Programming

  • Francesco Luna
  • Benedikt Stefansson

Part of the Advances in Computational Economics book series (AICE, volume 14)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxvi
  2. The Grammar

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Benedikt Stefansson
      Pages 3-61
    3. Alessandro Perrone
      Pages 63-70
  3. ..and Some Prose

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. Luigi Mittone, Paolo Patelli
      Pages 133-158
    3. Christoph Schlueter-Langdon, Peter Bruhn, Michael J. Shaw
      Pages 251-272
    4. Francesco Luna, Alessandro Perrone
      Pages 273-287
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 289-291

About this book


Computer simulations of economic systems are slowly gaining ground within the economic profession. However, such a process is hindered by a lack of communication among researchers who do not share a common language. For its object-oriented structure and its versatility, Swarm has the necessary characteristics to become a credible universal language of agent-based simulations.
Economic Simulations in Swarm collects a series of original articles in such domains as macro and micro economics, industrial organization, monetary theory, and finance, all linked by a common denominator: the use of the Swarm simulation platform.
Swarm, a standard set of program libraries, allows users to construct simulations where a collection of heterogeneous independent agents or elements interact through discrete events. This volume offers the first extensive tutorial to the use of these software libraries developed at the Santa Fe Institute as part of the ongoing research into complexity.
The editors conceived the idea of this book while visiting the Santa Fe Institute as members of the `Working Group on Adaptive and Computable Economics'. Francesco Luna is a specialist in Computable Economics, and Benedikt Stefansson is an active contributor to the Swarm community.


agents economic systems economics human capital industrial organization modeling monetary theory simulation simulations

Editors and affiliations

  • Francesco Luna
    • 1
    • 2
  • Benedikt Stefansson
    • 3
  1. 1.Università di Venezia Ca’FoscariVeniceItaly
  2. 2.Oberlin CollegeUSA
  3. 3.University of California Los AngelesUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-7099-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-4641-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0929-130X
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