Duc Thi Luu, Mauro Napoletano, Giorgio Fagiolo, Andrea Roventini and Paolo Sgrignoli

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Uncovering the Network Complexity in Input-Output Linkages among Sectors in European Countries

The global economic system is a highly interlinked network, comprised of heterogeneous industries in different countries. In such a complex system, a negative shock to the production of any industrial sector may have two distinct effects on the remaining industrial sectors: on the one hand by increasing/decreasing production it will demand more/less inputs from other […]

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Identifying the community structure of the international food-trade multi network

Achieving international food security requires improved understand- ing of how international trade networks connect countries around the world through the import-export flows of food commodities. The properties of food trade networks are still poorly documented, especially from a multi-network perspective. In particular, nothing is known about the community structure of food networks, which is key […]

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Validation of Agent-Based Models in Economics and Finance

Since the influential survey by Windrum et al. (2007), research on empirical validation of agent-based models in economics has made substantial advances, thanks to a constant flow of high-quality contributions. This Chapter attempts to take stock of such recent literature to offer an updated critical review of existing validation techniques. We sketch a simple theoretical […]

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Spatio-Temporal Patterns of the International Merger and Acquisition Network

This paper analyzes the world web of mergers and acquisitions (M&As) using a complex network approach. We use data of M&As to build a temporal sequence of binary and weighted-directed networks for the period 1995-2010 and 224 countries (nodes) connected according to their M&As flows (links). We study different geographical and temporal aspects of the […]

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Macroeconomic Policy in DSGE and Agent-Based Models Redux: New Developments and Challenges Ahead

The Great Recession seems to be a natural experiment for economic analysis, in that it has shown the inadequacy of the predominant theoretical framework — the New Neoclassical Synthesis (NNS) — grounded on the DSGE model. In this paper, we present a critical discussion of the theoretical, empirical and political-economy pitfalls of the DSGE-based approach […]

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