I’m aware that social sciences in general and economics in particular are not that well understood by policy designers – so the importance to work on having a better social impact. But my primary goal, with this blog, is not to talk to a audience of non-specialists. Instead, I explicitly target my peers. These Notes, then, will likely be technical – at least, when confronting to a jargon or something like that, I will not avoid it. What I want is very clear: to improve my research, both by writing ideas and thoughts, and also to expand my network of both people and knowledge 2.
The reason why I kinda need to start this blog now is pretty clear to me: I’ve recently decided to dive within complexity in economics, and this a very new, hard field 3. I strongly believe that complexity economics can dramatically expand the way we, economists, model (and think about) society, by allowing us to design simple non-equilibrium models. But this is only a promise (and a huge bet 4), and a lot of work is needed to make this promise real. This blog is clearly hear to help – by allowing me to connect with other researchers working in complexity economics (or agent-based models in economics, or agent-based computational economics), to clarify my though and to keep a record of them.
A last word about my English: I’m a native French speaker (and writer), and I’ve learnt to write (and speak and understand and read) English on-the-job. So I apologize in advance for any linguistic mistake I may write.
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