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Preliminary Syllabus for Econ 308x
Agent-Based Computational Economics (ACE)

Course Offering: Spring 2002
Meeting Time and Place: TR 12:40-2, Heady 160
Last Updated:10 January 2002

Instructor:
Leigh Tesfatsion
Professor of Economics and Mathematics
Department of Economics
Iowa State University
Ames, Iowa 50011-1070
http://www.econ.iastate.edu/tesfatsi/
tesfatsi@iastate.edu

Office Hours:
Heady 375, TR 2:10-3:40 and by appointment

Home Page for Econ 308x
ACE Website

Required Textbooks (Bookstore):

Recommended Text (for Students Interested in Doing Some Original Programming as Part of Their Class Project):

Course Activities:

Topic Coverage:

I. Introduction to Agent-Based Computational Economics

Required Readings:

Other source materials

II. Learning and the Embodied Mind

Required Readings:

Other source materials

III. Formation of Economic Networks

Required Readings:

Other source materials

IV. Bottom-Up Modeling of Market Processes

Required Readings:

Selected Illustrations (e.g., financial, ag/natural resources, labor, electricity, auctions,...)

Other source materials (edited volumes of readings)

V. Evolution of Market Protocols and Social Norms

Required readings (to be determined)

Other source materials

VI. Network, Path-Dependence, and Lock-In Effects in Economic Systems

Required readings (to be determined)

Other source materials

VII. ACE Laboratories for Design and Testing of Market Protocols and Agents

Required readings (to be determined)

Other source materials

VIII. Parallel Experiments with Real and Computational Economic Agents

Required readings (to be determined)

Other source materials

Possible Student Project Topic Areas:

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