Computer Simulation Methods to Model Macroeconomics

  • Armand de Callataÿ
Part of the Methodos Series book series (METH, volume 1)


After an introduction on design and Simulation (section 1), reverse engineering, functional equivalence (section 2) and computerized large-scale Simulation models (section 3), an example of macroeconomic model is described (section 4). The specificity of the method for constructing and validating models is described in section 5. Its relevance for econometric models in social science is discussed in section 6. The interactions of the model components are briefly explained in section 7. The predictive and the explanatory power are assessed in section 8. In section 9, it is suggested that the large-scale models can solve problems that reductionist approaches do not address. The qualitative and quantitative aspects of the Simulation models are studied in section 10. Models are used as learning tools in educative games (section 11). The Validation of econometric models is still poorly done (section 12).


Civil Servant Econometric Model Reverse Engineering Economic Rule Business Game 
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