The models

All the models used in Agent-based Modelling in Economics were designed to be run using NetLogo version 5.2, which can be downloaded from here:

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Chapter 2 Starting Agent-based Modelling model

Chapter 3: Heterogeneous Demand models
Distribution of household budgets
Utility function-based demand

Practical demand model

Chapter 4: Social Demand models
Social circles
Phone adoption

Chapter 5: Benefits of Barter models
Edgeworth Box game
Edgeworth Box random
Red Cross Parcels

Chapter 6: The Market models
Digital world

Chapter 7: Labour Market models
Wage distribution
Job search
Guildford labour market

Chapter 8: International Trade model

Chapter 9: Banking model

Chapter 10: The Tragedy of the Commons
Carrying capacity
Meadow management


If you use any of these models in your work, please cite the book, as well as giving the URL for the website from which you downloaded the program and the date on which you downloaded it.


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