CAMREC: New paper, comments please! (Towards a Descriptive Model of Agent Strategy Search)

From: the Campaign for Real Economics (camrec@mmu.ac.uk)
Date: Tue Sep 07 1999 - 14:02:26 BST


Date: Tue, 07 Sep 1999 14:02:26 +0100
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Subject: CAMREC: New paper, comments please! (Towards a Descriptive Model of Agent Strategy Search)
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From: the Campaign for Real Economics <camrec@mmu.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 07 Sep 1999 14:02:26 +0100
Subject: CAMREC: New paper, comments please! (Towards a Descriptive Model of Agent Strategy Search)

Please can I have comments on the following paper, thanks.

      Towards a Descriptive Model of Agent Strategy Search

CPM Report No.: 99-54
Date: 6th September 1999

Abstract

It is argued that due to the complexity of most economic phenomena,
the chances of deriving correct models from a priori principles are
small. Instead are more descriptive approach to modelling should be
pursued. Agent-based modelling is characterised as a step in this
direction. However many agent-based models use off-the-shelf
algorithms from computer science without regard to their descriptive
accuracy. This paper attempts an agent model that describes the
behaviour of subjects reported by Joep Sonnemans as accurately as
possible. It takes a structure that is compatible with current thinking
cognitive science and explores the nature of the agent processes that
then match the behaviour of the subjects. This suggests further
modelling improvements and experiments.

Accessible at URL:
        http://www.cpm.mmu.ac.uk/cpmrep54.html
  
Regards.

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Bruce Edmonds,
Centre for Policy Modelling,
Manchester Metropolitan University, Aytoun Bldg.,
Aytoun St., Manchester, M1 3GH. UK.
Tel: +44 161 247 6479 Fax: +44 161 247 6802
http://www.cpm.mmu.ac.uk/~bruce



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