• Ji-Ping HuangEmail author
Part of the New Economic Windows book series (NEW)


In this chapter, I introduce some fundamental knowledge in the field. My main focus is on how to design both controlled experiments and agent-based models. For showing the validity of the former, I present the Hayek hypothesis in advance; for clarifying the latter, I first present the El Farol bar problem and minority game. In addition, I also present both the information theory (with an emphasis on the Shannon entropy) and a nonparametric regression analysis (Hodrick-Prescott filter), which will be used in some other chapters.


Controlled experiments Agent-based model Hayek hypothesis Minority game Shannon entropy Regression analysis 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhysicsFudan UniversityShanghaiChina

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