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Economics Department Workshop: Agent-Based Models

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Time: 3.00pm - 5.00pm
Venue: Room 5007, John Galsworthy building, Penrhyn Road campus, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2EE
Price: free
Speaker(s): Timothy Gooding, Kingston University

Economics Department Workshop: Agent-Based Models

The aim of this two hour workshop on Agent-Based Models (ABM) is to introduce participants to the use and relevance of ABMs in the social sciences in general and economics in particular. The workshop will demonstrate the steps and processes of building an ABM and how it differs from building a mathematical model. A key point that the workshop will focus on is how the introduction of time and space impacts the modelling process and its results.

This interactive workshop will provide the participants a hands-on opportunity to develop a very simple trading model using pseudo-code. This will be followed by a demonstration of how time and space impacts the results.

The workshop is open to staff and students in Kingston University and anyone outside the university, who has a general interest on modelling. There are no prerequisites to attend this workshop.

The speaker/presenter of the workshop has written a thesis on 'Foundational Forces of Trade: Exploring the Emergent Behaviour of Markets using Agent-Based Models', under the principal supervision of Professor Steve Keen at Kingston University, which he is scheduled to defend in the week prior to this workshop taking place.

For further information about this event:

Contact: Dr Shaikh Eskander
Email: Shaikh.Eskander@kingston.ac.uk

Directions

Directions to Room 5007, John Galsworthy building, Penrhyn Road campus, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2EE:

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