2008 Winter Workshop on Economics with Heterogeneous Interacting Agents

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Main Topics: Agent-Based Economics and Empirical Economics: Integrations and Interactions

Keynote Speakers:

- Barkley Rosser (James Madison University, USA)
- Paul Wang (Duke University, USA)
- Akira Namatame (National Defense Academy, Japan)

(1) Aim and Scopes of the workshop

Recently, we evidence increasing conversations between agent-based economists (simulation-based economists) and empirically based economists (econometricians, neuron-psychological economists or experimental economists). On the one hand, agent-based economists seem to be aware of the importance of the empirical contents or empirical relevance of their agent-based models. For example, in the agent-based models of games, firms, and financial markets, some work already applied econometric or statistical techniques to estimate the behavior of agents in their models by using either real data or data from the laboratory with human subjects. In this way, the aggregation of the interaction of these empirically derived agents can be consistent with observed data or the stylized facts. On the other hand, empirical economists are interested in knowing whether agent-based models, as a new class of economic models, can replicate and hence possibly explain some empirical economic features which are hard to be accounted for by the conventional models built upon non-interacting homogeneous agents (representative agents). They are also interested in some research questions inspired by the agent-based simulations, which can be later on put into more rigorous empirical studies using either real data or the data from laboratory. Needless to say, there are many ways to see how these two fields, agent-based economics and empirical economics, can be related to each other so that both can benefit from the other. The purpose of this workshop is, therefore, to invite high quality submissions on a wide variety of topics relevant to the theme of this workshop, so as to enrich our understanding of the theory and practice of the integrations or interactions among

Agent-Based Economics and Experimental Economics,
Agent-Based Economics and Econometrics, and
Agent-Based Economics and Neuroeconomics.

(2) Organizers & Chairs


- Shu G. Wang (National Chengchi University, Taiwan)
- Shu-Heng Chen (National Chengchi Univeristy, Taiwan)
- Tony He (Univeristy of Technology at Sydney, Australia)
- Tzai-Der Wang (National Chengchi Univeristy, Taiwan)
- Ryuichi Yamamoto (National Chengchi University, Taiwan)

Conference Chair:

- Dr. Meng-Jong Goan (Kainan University, Taiwan)

Program Chair:

- Dr. Ryuichi Yamamoto (National Chengchi University, Taiwan)

(3) Description of paper review process and acceptance standards:

Each contributed paper will be reviewed by 3 independent Program Committee members and will be accepted if it receives at least 2 reviewersˇ¦ support. Some paper maybe selected to be published in the newly born Journal of Economic Interaction and Coordination or in a book volume published by an internationally renowned publisher.

(4) Important Dates:

Paper Submission Deadline: August 04, 2008 August 25, 2008
Special Session Proposal Deadline: August 04, 2008 August 25, 2008
Paper Acceptance Notification: September 15, 2008 October 1, 2008
Registration Deadline: October 13, 2008 October 31, 2008
Conference Dates: December 5-7, 2008