Agent-Based Computational Economics and Industrial Organization Theory

  • Claudia NardoneEmail author
Part of the Computational Social Sciences book series (CSS)


Agent-based computational economics (ACE) is “the computational study of economic processes modeled as dynamic systems of interacting agents.” This new perspective offered by agent-based approach makes it suitable for building models in industrial organization (IO), whose scope is the study of the strategic behavior of firms and their direct interactions. Better understanding of industries’ dynamics is useful in order to analyze firms’ contribution to economic welfare and improve government policy in relation to these industries.


Agent-based computational economics Industrial organization theory Bounded rationality Complexity Strategic behavior of firms 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CEIS – Centre for Economic and International Studies, Faculty of Economics – University of Rome “Tor Vergata”RomeItaly

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