COVID-19 Update

July 6, 2020: Biblio is open and shipping orders. Read more here.

Skip to content

Biblio logo: Used, Rare and Collectible Books for Sale

Discovering Artificial Economics: How Agents Learn and Economies Evolve by  David F Batten - First Edition - 2000 - from SCIENTEK BOOKS (SKU: EC-88)

Discovering Artificial Economics: How Agents Learn and Economies Evolve

Discovering Artificial Economics: How Agents Learn and Economies Evolve by  David F Batten - First Edition - 2000 - from SCIENTEK BOOKS (SKU: EC-88)
Stock Photo: Cover may not represent actual copy or condition available.

Discovering Artificial Economics: How Agents Learn and Economies Evolve

by Batten, David F

  • Used
  • as new
  • Hardcover
  • First
As New/As New
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
HYGIENE, Colorado
Item Price:
$9.95 shipping to USA
Standard Delivery: 10 to 14 days

More Shipping Options
Ask Seller a Question

Payment Methods Accepted

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Paypal

About This Item

Boulder, CO.: Westview Press, 2000. Scholarly text presents an informal introduction to the ideas of modern systems theory and self-organization as they apply to problems in the economic realm. David Batten interleaves anecdotes and stories with technical discussions, in order to provide the general reader with a good feel for how economies function and change. Using a wealth of examples from evolutionary game theory, to stock markets, to urban and traffic planning, Batten shows how economic agents interact to produce the behavior we have come to recognize as economic life. Strongly interactive groups of agents can produce unexpected collective behavior, emergent features which are lawful in their own right. These patterns of emergent behavior are the hallmark of a complex, self-organizing economy. Batten discards many traditional axioms of economic behavior. Far from displaying perfectly deductive rationality to achieve a predictable economic equilibrium, his agents face an economy that is open and dynamic. There we find evolution, heterogeneity and instabilities; stochastic and deterministic phenomena; unexpected regularities as well as equally unexpected, large-scale fluctuations. Interacting agents are forced to be intuitive and adaptive, because they must respond to a continuously changing economic landscape. Because complexity theory attempts to study a large number of agents, and their changing interaction patterns, it often gets too difficult for a mathematical solution. Thus, many of the anecdotes and results discussed in the book have emerged from agent-based computer simulations. 314 pgs. Illustrated with tables and figures. Dustjacket in mylar.. First Edition. Hard Cover. As New/As New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


Review this book and you'll be entered for a chance to win $50!

(Log-in or create an account first!)

You're rating the book as a work, not the seller or the specific copy you purchased!


Bookseller Inventory #
Discovering Artificial Economics: How Agents Learn and Economies Evolve
Batten, David F
Book condition
New As New
Jacket condition
As New
First Edition
Westview Press
Place of Publication
Boulder, CO.
Date published
Economics, Mathematics, Sociology, Psychology, Philosophy, Simulations, Stock Market, Finance, Banking, Industry, Traffic, Engineering, Urbanization, Networks, Graphing, Statistics, Marketing, Business, Management, Chaos
Bookseller catalogs

Terms of Sale


Pre-Payment is required for all orders. All major credit cards are securelyprocessed through Biblio.

USA BUYERS: We accept PayPal payments from Verified and Confirmed Addresses only. Business/Institution checks are accepted and are subject to a 14-Day funds clearance Hold. No Personal Checks accepted. Colorado residents are subject to 5% State Sales tax which will be added to your order.

INTERNATIONAL BUYERS:We accept PayPal Payments from Verified and Confirmed Addresses. We will only ship to the Confirmed PayPal address as stated on the PayPal notification we receive. We Do Not accept any foreign checks or bank drafts.

We are Not Liable for Uninsured Shipments.

Shipping Insurance:is Optional and Recommended for all orders. If you Decline shipping insurance, all Uninsured orders will be shipped at Buyers' own risk.

NOTE: For all orders over $50.00, buyers will be emailed a request for approval for optional USPS Shipping Insurance, Plus any applicable Additional shipping fees for heavy, over-sized, or multiple-item sets. All Buyer approved insurance fees and/or additional shipping fees will be added to your current Biblio order total. We ship exclusively via United States Postal Service (USPS).

Refunds: will be issued on a Per-Case basis and only if the item received is not as described. Please notify us Immediately in this event. Shipping fees are Non-refundable.

About the Seller


Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers. member since: 2004
HYGIENE, Colorado
Ask Seller a Question


Our business incorporates Scholarly Academic and Fine Quality general books. We are Licensed Professional booksellers involved in the scholarly book business for over 40 years. We have been actively engaged in the Internet sales market since 1998, serving satisfied customers worldwide with quality Used, Rare, and Out-of-Print books.Our inventory is housed in a Clean, Smoke-Free environment. Buy With Confidence- We Provide Prompt and Professional Service. We appreciate your business and welcome your inquiries!


Some terminology that may be used in this description includes:

A new book is a book previously not circulated to a buyer. Although a new book is typically free of any faults or defects,...[more]
First Edition
In book collecting, the first edition is the earliest published form of a book. A book may have more than one first edition in...[more]

Frequently Asked Questions

This Book’s Categories