The Empirical Microstructure of Agent-Based Models: Recent Trends in the Interplay between ACE and Experimental Economics

  • Paola D’OrazioEmail author
  • Marcello Silvestri
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 290)


In this paper we discuss recent trends on the interplay between Experimental Economics and Agent-based Computational Economics (ACE). Experimental Economics proved useful in providing insights on human subjects’ decision-making as well as microeconomic data to estimate artificial agents. Agent-based Computations Economics allows for observing the aggregate outcome of artificial agents’ interactions and for replicating experiments at a larger scale.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Philosophical, Pedagogical and Economic-Quantitative Sciences“G. D’Annunzio” UniversityPescaraItaly
  2. 2.Research Group for Experimental Microfoundations of Macroeconomics (GEMM)PescaraItaly

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