Week 1: The economy as a complex evolving system: network theory, evolutionary models and computational tools

Outline of the week, October 17th to 21st, 2011
The first week of the Maastricht session provides students with an introduction into evolutionary models and computational tools. The lectures offer an overview of the main modelling approaches as well as their empirical applications. Special emphasis will be on methodological aspects.

Coordinators:
Giorgio FAGIOLO, Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, Italy, fagiolo@sssup.it
Koen FRENKEN, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands, k.frenken@tue.nl

Lecturers:
Floortje ALKEMADE, Utrecht University (The Netherlands)
Giorgio FAGIOLO, Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa (Italy)
Koen FRENKEN, Eindhoven University of Technology (The Netherlands)
Andrea ROVENTINI, University of Verona (Italy)
Marco VALENTE, University of L'Aquila (Italy)

Monday, October 17th AGENT-BASED MODELLING
09.30 - 10.00: Giorgio FAGIOLO Introduction to the course
10.15 - 12.15: Giorgio FAGIOLO Lecture 1: Agent-based models in economics: an introduction
13.45 - 14.45: PhD presentation n°1: Misha VELTHUIS ; junior discussant: Jouni SAARNI ; senior discussant : Giorgio FAGIOLO
15.00 - 17.00: Giorgio FAGIOLO Lecture 2: Empirical validation of agent-based models

Tuesday, October 18th MACROECONOMICS
09.00 - 11.00: Andrea ROVENTINI Lecture 3: Evolutionary macroeconomics
11.15 - 12.15: PhD presentation n°2: José Miguel NATERA; junior discussant: Simone VANNUCCINI ; senior discussant : Andrea ROVENTINI
13.45 - 15.45: Andrea ROVENTINI Lecture 4: Economic policy in agent-based macro models
16.00 - 17.00: PhD presentation n°3: Johannes PÖSCHL ; junior discussant: Igor ASANOV; senior discussant : Andrea ROVENTINI

Wednesday, October 19th LABORATORY FOR SIMULATION DEVELOPMENT
09.00 - 11.00: Marco VALENTE Lecture 5: Introduction to Laboratory for Simulation Development
11.15 - 12.15: Exercises in LSD
13.45 - 15.45: Marco VALENTE Lecture 6: Example of a model in LSD
16.00 - 17.00: Exercises in LSD

Thursday, October 20th MODELLING INNOVATION
09.00 - 11.00: Floortje ALKEMADE Lecture 7: Models of innovation in networks
11.15 - 12.15: PhD presentation n°4: Jouni SAARNI; junior discussant: José Miguel NATERA ; senior discussant : Koen FRENKEN
13.45 - 15.45: Floortje ALKEMADE Lecture 8: The NK-model and its application to technological systems
16.00 - 17.00: PhD presentation n°5: Davy Van DOREN ; junior discussant: Misha VELTHUIS ; senior discussant : Koen FRENKEN

Friday, October 21st EVOLUTIONARY ECONOMICS
09.00 - 11.00: Koen FRENKEN Lecture 9: A history of evolutionary economics
11.15 - 12.15: PhD presentation n°6: Igor ASANOV; junior discussant: Davy Van DOREN ; senior discussant : Floortje ALKEMADE
13.45 - 15.45: Koen FRENKEN Lecture 10: The future of evolutionary economics: organizational genealogy as a unifying framework?