One for the converted

Tim Gooding articulates a bold and detailed vision for complexity and agent-based economics, but ultimately left me feeling frustrated with a book isolated by its insistence on standing so far from the crowd.

Review by Dr. Pete Barbrook-Johnson

My own frustrations with studying economics at undergraduate and postgraduate level in the UK led me to sociology, complexity science, and agent-based modelling. Gooding seems to have been on a similar journey. He articulates many of the problems with mainstream economics, not least its use of overly simple models. Despite similar critiques being made elsewhere, the discussion feels fresh, it also condenses large swathes of economic thought neatly. This freshness stems from Gooding’s insistence on taking an unusual – radical even – approach to describing economic questions.

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Pete Barbrook-Johnson

Pete is a Senior Research Fellow based at the University of Surrey and hosted by the Centre for the Evaluation of Complexity Across the Nexus and the Centre for Research …

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Tim Gooding

Tim is keen to understand how emergent behaviour and evolutionary forces shape the market and society. One of his goals to bring complexity into economics and increase the understanding of …

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