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

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.


Keynes agents automata behavior control economic growth evolution learning memory modeling mutation organization organizations simulation statistics

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

  • Book Title Simulating Social Phenomena
  • Editors Rosaria Conte
    Rainer Hegselmann
    Pietro Terna
  • Series Title Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-540-63329-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-662-03366-1
  • Series ISSN 0075-8442
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 536
  • Number of Illustrations 70 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Economics, general
    Artificial Intelligence
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