nep-ict New Economics Papers
on Information and Communication Technologies
Issue of 2006‒12‒04
two papers chosen by
Walter Frisch
University Vienna

  1. Computer simulations, mathematics and economics By Fontana Magda
  2. The economics of new information and communucation technology By Antonelli Cristiano; Patrucco Pier Paolo; Quatraro Francesco

  1. By: Fontana Magda (University of Turin)
    Abstract: Economists lise different kinds of computer simulation. However, there is little attention on the theory of simulation, which is considered either a technology or an extension of mathematical theory or, else, a way of modelling that is alternative to verbal description and mathematical models. The paper suggests a systematisation of the relationship between simulations, mathematics and economics. In particular, it traces the evolution of simulation techniques, comments some of the contributions that deal with their nature, and, finally, illustrates with some examples their influence on economie theory. Keywords: Computer simulation, economie methodology, multi-agent programming techniques.
    Date: 2005–05–12
  2. By: Antonelli Cristiano (University of Turin); Patrucco Pier Paolo (University of Turin); Quatraro Francesco (University of Turin)
    Date: 2006–09

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