The aim of this volume is to provide an introduction and selective overview of the rapidly emerging field of computational economics. Computational economics provides an important set of tools that an increasing number of economists will need to acquire in order to understand and do state-of-the-art research in virtually all areas of economics. Articles in the volume range from very applied, policy oriented applications of computational methods, to highly theoretical and mathematically complex analyses of algorithms and numerical methods. The book emphasizes the unique contributions of computational methods in economics, and focuses on problems for which well developed solutions are not already available from the literature in operations research, numerical methods, and computer science. As well as covering relatively mature areas in the field, a number of chapters are included which cover more speculative "frontier topics", in particular recently discovered computational innovations and research results. For more information on the Handbooks in Economics series, please see our homepage on http://www.elsevier.nl/locate/hes
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Number of pages: 832
Weight: 1600 g
Dimensions: 246 x 177 x 42 mm
.... "This Handbook is a solid piece of evidence of the extent of the application of computational methods in contemporary economic research and of the actual speed and strength with which this emerging field of economics is developing. ... this book on computational economics offers a remarkable picture of the very recent development of economics as a science as well as an exciting preview of its potential achievements in the near future."