An emotional perspective for agent-based computational economics

Pietro Cipresso, Jean Marie Dembele, Marco Villamira

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In this work, we present an analytical model of hyper-inflated economies and develop a computational model that permits us to consider expectations of the levels of future prices following emotional rules and strategies. We take into account communications among agents by adding a feedback rule. To consider emotions in agents, we use the Plutchik psycho-evolutionary theory of emotions to design an agent-based emotional architecture based on the attack-escape strategy. The computational model is based on a Barabàsi-Albert Network and considers the diffusion of information and the diffusion of emotions among agents.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Research on Synthetic Emotions and Sociable Robotics: New Applications in Affective Computing and Artificial Intelligence
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)9781605663548
Publication statusPublished - 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)


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