Households’ Behaviors and Systemic Financial Instability - Experimental Insights and Agent-based Simulations for Macroeconomic Policy Analyses

Paola D'Orazio


Economics profession is currently engaged in a debate on which are the best methodological tools in order to study the dynamics of the real economy and adequately address important policy issues and social concerns. The present paper suggests the development of an experimentally microfounded Agent-based model in order to cope with the complexity and instability of the macroeconomic environment. The focus of the paper is both on the micro and the macro level, i.e., agents and the environment in which they act and interact. For the micro level, I suggest to design an experiment in order to gain insights into agents’ behaviors. For the macro level, I plan to build an ABM where agents are estimated, rather than calibrated, by using experimental data.


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D'Orazio P. (2014). Households’ Behaviors and Systemic Financial Instability - Experimental Insights and Agent-based Simulations for Macroeconomic Policy Analyses . In Doctoral Consortium - DCAART, (ICAART 2014) ISBN Not Available, pages 15-21

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author={Paola D'Orazio},
title={Households’ Behaviors and Systemic Financial Instability - Experimental Insights and Agent-based Simulations for Macroeconomic Policy Analyses},
booktitle={Doctoral Consortium - DCAART, (ICAART 2014)},
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