Eastern Economic Association Meetings, 2009
Organized Sessions of the NYC Computational Economics & Complexity Workshop.
 
 
** Friday, February 27 **
 
Friday: 9:00am, Session 1: Agent-Based Economics: Contagion in Financial and Real Markets
Session Chair: Pietro Terna, University of Torino, Italy
Session Organizer: Leanne Ussher, Queens College, CUNY
 
Paper 1: “Imaginary or Actual Artificial Worlds Using a New Tool in the ABM Perspective"
Presenter: Pietro Terna
Address: Department of Economic and financial sciences, University of Torino, Corso Unione Sovietica
218bis, 10134 Torino, Italy
E-mail: terna@econ.unito.it
 
Paper 2: “Improved Enterprise Credit Risk Assessment Models by Judging Individual Firm Position in the Sector"
Presenter: Guy Kelman
Address: Racah Institute for Physics, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
E-mail: superk@cs.huji.ac.il
Co-authors: Marco Lamieri, ISI Turin Italy; Volker Nannen, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona Spain;
Sorin Solomon, Racah Institute for Physics, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.
 
Paper 3: “Bank Runs and Monetary Arrangements: A Computational Examination
Presenter: Pedro P. Romero
Address: Economics Department and Center for Social Complexity, MSN 3G4
E-mail: promero@gmu.edu
 
Paper 4: “A Multi-Agent System of Adaptive Production Networks
Presenter: Samir Hamichi
Address: Lagrange Interdisciplinary Laboratory for Excellence in Complexity, Institute for Scientific Interchange Foundation, via S. Severo 65, 10113, Turin, Italy
E-mail: shamichi@isi.it
 
Discussion among participants
 
Friday: 11:00 am, Session 2: Agent-Based Economics: Labor & Income Distribution
Session Chair: John McCain, Drexel University
Session Organizer: Troy Tassier, Fordham University
 
Paper 1: “Family Matters: Demographic Assumptions and the Intergenerational Transmission of Wealth Inequality”
Presenter: Alan G. Isaac, 
Address: Department of Economics, American University,Washington, DC 20016.
E-mail: aisaac@american.edu
 
Paper 2: “Statistical Equilibrium in the Labour Market: An Agent-based model”
Presenter: Amr Ragab,
Address: New School, 79 Fifth Avenue, 17th Fl. NY, NY 10003.
E-mail: ragaa932@newschool.edu
 
Paper 3: “The Treadmill of Education”
Presenter: John Angle
Address: The Inequality Process Institute, PO Box 215, Lafayette Hill, PA, 19444
E-mail: angle@inequalityprocess.org
 
Paper 4: “Interacting Heterogeneous Agents Produce endogenous Inequality”
Presenter: Stephen Kinsella,
Address: Department of Economics, Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick.
E-mail: stephen.kinsella@ul.ie
Co-authors: Matthias Greiff, Institute for Institutional and Innovation Economics, University of Bremen, Germany, Edward J Nell, New School for Social research, New York, NY
 
Discussion among participants.
 
Friday: 2:00pm, Session 3: Agent-Based Economics: Labor & Production
Session Chair: Stephen Kinsella, University of Limerick, Ireland
Organizer: Jason Barr, Rutgers University, Newark
 
Paper 1:  “Computational Economics of Adam Smith: Division of Labor as a Computational Object”
Presenter: Roger McCain
Address: Department of Economics and International Business, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA 19104
E-mail: mccainra@drexel.edu
 
Paper 2: “Peer production, division of labor, and project modularity
Presenter: Daniel H. Neilson, Columbia University
Address: Department of Economics, Columbia University, New York, NY 10025
E-mail: dhn2102@columbia.edu
 
Paper 3: “Bribery Dynamics: An agent-based approach with evolutionary learning
Presenter: Omar A. Guerrero, George Mason University Fairfax,VA
E-mail: oguerrer@gmu.edu
 
Paper 4: “On Complexity and Efficiency of Health Insurance Markets
Project repository website.
Presenter: Maciej Latek,
Address: Center for Social Complexity, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia 22030
E-mail: mlatek@gmail.com
Co-authors: Carl Johnston,

Department of Economics, George Mason University.
 
Discussion among participants
 

Friday: 4:00pm, Session 4: Agent-Based Economics: Social Networks I
Session Chair: Peter Bodo, Southern Connecticut State University
Session Organizer: Troy Tassier, Fordham University
 
Paper 1: “Testing the evolution of cooperation through network reciprocity under different imitation strategies”
Presenter: Petr Svarc
Address: Institute of Economic Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic.
E-mail: petrsvarc@email.cz
Co-authors: Natalie Svarcova
Address:  Institute of Economic Studies, Charles University, Prague.
E-mail:svarcova@fsv.cuni.cz
 
Paper 2: “The Accuracy of Collective Ranking Rules in the Presence of Bribery and Noise”
Presenter: Peter Bodo,
Address: Department of Economics and Finance, School of Business, Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT 06515.
E-mail: bodop1@southernct.edu
 
Paper 3: “The Selfish Utility of an Altruist”
Presenter: Gur Yaari,
Address: The Racah Institute of Physics, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, 91905, Israel.
E-mail: gyaari@gmail.com
Co-authors: Sorin Solomon, The Racah Institute of Physics, Hebrew University, Jerusalem,
 
Paper 4: “Policy implications of information feedbacks and market dominance in a percolation model of multi-technologies diffusion”
Presenter: Simona Cantono
Address: Department of Economics, University of Turin.
E-mail: simona.cantono@unito.it
Co-author: Gerald Silverberg, UNU-MERIT,
 
Discussion among participants.
 

 
 
 
** Saturday, February 28 **
 
Saturday: 9:00am, Session 5: Agent-Based Economics: Social Networks II
Session Chair: Jason Barr, Rutgers University, Newark
Session Organizer: Troy Tassier, Fordham University
 
Paper 1: “Economic Influence in Massive Online Social Networks”
Presenter: Lev Muchnik
Address: Stern School of Business, New York University, New York.
E-mail: levmuchnik@gmail.com
Co-authors: Sinan Aral, Stern School of Business and Arun Sundararajan, Stern School of Business.
 
Paper 2: “Social Network Structure and the Diffusion of Innovation”
Presenter: William Rand
Address: Robert H. Smith School of Business, 3457 Van Munching Hall,
University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland  20742-1815

E-mail:  wrand@umd.edu
 
Paper 3: “Habit Formation, Information Exchange and the Social Geography of Demand”
Presenter: Zakaria Babutsidze
Address: United Nations University-Maastricht Economic Research Institute of Innovation and Technology, Maastricht, Netherlands
E-mail: babutsidze@merit.unu.edu
Co-author: Robin Cowan, United Nations University-Maastricht Economic Research Institute of Innovation and Technology, Maastricht, Netherlands
 
Paper 4: “Targeted Influenza Vaccine Subsidies for Healthcare Workers”
Presenter: Troy Tassier, Department of Economics, Fordham University, Bronx, NY, 10458.
E-mail: tassier@fordham.edu
Co-authors:  Phillip Polgreen, Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa, Alberto Segre, Department of Computer Science, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Sriram Pemmaraju, Department of Computer Science, University of Iowa.
 
Discussion among participants.
 
Saturday: 11:00 am, Session 6: Agent-Based Economics: Macroeconomics & Policy
Session Chair: Troy Tassier, Fordham University
Session Organizer: Leanne Ussher, Queens College, CUNY
 
Paper 1: “On the Effects of the Spatial Distribution of Policy Measures: An Agent-Based Analysis”
Presenter: Herbert Dawid
Address: Economic Policy, University of Bielefeld, P.O. Box 100131, Bielefeld 33501, Germany.
E-mail: hdawid@wiwi.uni-bielefeld.de
Co-authors: Simon Gemkow, University of Bielefeld; Philipp Harting, University of Bielefel; and Michael Neugart, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin.
 
Paper 2: "Demand-Led Growth in a Micro-Macrodynamic Simulation Model"
(companion article, "A Multisectoral Micro-Macrodynamic Model")
Presenter: Esther Dweck,
Address: Institute of Economics of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (IE/UFRJ)
E-mail: esther.dweck@gmail.com
Co-author: Mario Possas, Professor of Economics, IE/UFRJ.
 
Paper 3: “Does Money Matter for Monetary Policy? An Agent Based Analysis”
Presenter: Logan J. Kelly
Address: Bryant University, Department of Economics, Smithfield, RI 02917
E-mail: lkelly@bryant.edu
 
Discussant: Willi Semmler, New School for Social Research, New York
 
Saturday: 2:00 pm, Session 7: Agent-Based Economics: Credit Networks and Financial Instability
Session Chair: Leanne Ussher, Queens College, CUNY
Session Organizer: Leanne Ussher, Queens College, CUNY
 
Paper 1: “Systemic Risk in Credit Networks”
Presenter: Stefano Battiston
Address: ETH Zurich, Systemgestaltung F 27.2, Kreuzplatz 5, Zürich 8032, Switzerland.
E-mail: sbattiston@ethz.ch
Co-authors: Domenico Delli Gatti, Catholic University Milan; Mauro Gallegati, Politechnic University of Marche; Bruce Greenwald, Columbia University; Joseph E. Stiglitz, Columbia University.
 
Paper 2: “Emergence of tiering in large value payment systems
Presenter: Simone Giansante
Address: Centre for Computational Finance and Economic Agents, University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester CO4 3SQ, United Kingdom.
Co-authors:  Mark Adams, Bank of Engand; and Marco Galbiati, Bank of Engand.
 
Paper 3: Liquidity saving mechanisms and bank behavior
Presenter: Marco Galbiati
Address: Bank of England, Threadneedle Street, London EC2R 8AH. United Kingdom.
E-mail: marco.galbiati@bankofengland.co.uk
Co-author: Kimmo Soramäki, Helsinki University of Technology.
 
Paper 4: “Regulations on Lending Standards to Avoid Financial Crisis”
Ichiro Takahashi, Department of Economics, Soka University, Japan.
E-mail: itak@soka.ac.jp
Co-author: Isamu Okada, Soka University, Japan.
 
Discussant: Duncan Foley, New School for Social Research, New York
 
Saturday: 4:00pm, Session 8: Agent-Based Economics: Markets and Market Design
Session Chair: Jason Barr, Rutgers University, Newark
Session Organizer: Troy Tassier, Fordham University
 
Paper 1: “Reinforcement Learning in Auction Experiments”
Presenter: Shu-Heng Chen
Address: Department of Economics, National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan 11623, R.O.C.
E-mail: chchen@nccu.edu.tw
Co-author: Yi-Lin Hsieh, Department of Economics, National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan
 
Paper 2: “Using Software Agents to Supplement Tests Conducted by Human Subjects”
Presenter: Hyungna Oh
Address: Department of Economics, 411 B&E, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506,
E-mail: hyungna.oh@mail.wvu.edu
Co-author: Timothy D. Mount, Department of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University.
 
Paper 3: “Dynamic Strategies in the Heterogeneous Agent Model”
Presenter: Jozef Barunik
Address: Institute of Information Theory and Automation, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
E-mail: barunik@utia.cas.cz
Co-author: Lukas Vacha, Institute of Information Theory and Automation, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
 
Paper 4: “An exploratory application of agent based modeling for policy evaluations in Hawaii’s longline fishery”
Presenter:  Run Yu
Address: MBBE Department, CTAHR, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 3050 Maile Way Gilmore 111, Honolulu, HI 96822
E-mail: run@hawaii.edu
Co-author: PingSun Leung, MBBE Department, CTAHR, University of Hawaii at Manoa
 
Discussion among participants.