Interaction-Based Approach to Economics and Finance

  • Mitja Steinbacher
  • Matjaz Steinbacher
  • Matej Steinbacher
Part of the New Economic Windows book series (NEW)


The chapter examines the characteristics of interaction-based models in economics and demonstrates that these models can be an important part of the future research in economics and finance. The economy is considered a complex system which consists of a large number of interacting units who are represented as software bits of data and act upon the specified rules of conduct. The multidisciplinary nature of the agent-based approach makes it highly applicable to examine heterogeneity, interaction, evolution, uncertainty and the agents’ cognitive limitations which are central to economics and finance. After a thorough literature review some interaction-based applications are run.


Social interaction Evolutionary activities on networks Complex adaptive systems Agent-based models 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mitja Steinbacher
    • 1
  • Matjaz Steinbacher
    • 2
  • Matej Steinbacher
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of Business StudiesCatholic InstituteLjubljanaSlovenia
  2. 2.Kiel Institute for the World EconomyKielGermany
  3. 3.Faculty of International Economics, Finances and BusinessUniversity of Donja GoricaPodgoricaMontenegro

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