Simulating Social Phenomena

  • Rosaria Conte
  • Rainer Hegselmann
  • Pietro Terna
Conference proceedings

Part of the Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems book series (LNE, volume 456)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Introduction: Social Simulation — A New Disciplinary Synthesis

    1. Rosaria Conte, Rainer Hegselmann, Pietro Terna
      Pages 1-17
  3. Simulating in the Social Sciences: History, Problems, and Perspectives

  4. Cooperation, Exchange, and Coalitions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. Ken Binmore, Michele Piccione, Larry Samuelson
      Pages 113-132
    3. Domenico Parisi
      Pages 133-151
    4. Stephen Majeski, Greg Linden, Corina Linden, Aaron Spitzer
      Pages 161-167
    5. Alessandro Rossi, Massimo Warglien, Enrico Zaninotto
      Pages 169-178
    6. Gregory M. Werner, Jennifer Nerissa Davis
      Pages 179-185
    7. Roberto Pedone, Domenico Parisi
      Pages 195-201
    8. Giuliano Pistolesi, Vito Veneziano, Cristiano Castelfranchi
      Pages 203-209
    9. Marjolein Achterkamp
      Pages 211-217
  5. Markets, Organisations, and Economic Dynamics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 219-219
    2. Gérard Weisbuch, Alan Kirman, Dorothea Herreiner
      Pages 221-240
    3. Oliver Guenther, Tad Hogg, Bernardo A. Huberman
      Pages 241-257
    4. Gérard Ballot, Marie-Pierre Merlateau, Dominique Meurs
      Pages 259-278
    5. Charlotte Bruun
      Pages 279-285
    6. Hans van den Broek, Henk W. M. Gazendam
      Pages 303-309
    7. Luigi Marengo, Corrado Pasquali
      Pages 311-317
    8. Bjørn Lomborg
      Pages 335-341
  6. Learning and Adaptation

  7. Statistics

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 536-536

About these proceedings


In this book experts from quite different fields present simulations of social phenomena: economists, sociologists, political scientists, psychologists, cognitive scientists, organisational scientists, decision scientists, geographers, computer scientists, AI and AL scientists, mathematicians and statisticians. They simulate markets, organisations, economic dynamics, coalition formation, the emergence of cooperation and exchange, bargaining, decision making, learning, and adaptation. The history, problems, and perspectives of simulating social phenomena are explicitly discussed.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Rosaria Conte
    • 1
  • Rainer Hegselmann
    • 2
  • Pietro Terna
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of PsychologyCNRRomeItaly
  2. 2.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of BayreuthBayreuthGermany
  3. 3.Department of EconomicsUniversity of TurinTurinItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-63329-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-03366-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0075-8442
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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