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  1. Workshop on Economic Science with Heterogeneous Interacting Agents
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    2. Programme and invited speakers
    3. Conference fees and registration
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    5. Background and Committee
    6. Venue and contact

Workshop on Economic Science with Heterogeneous Interacting Agents


The 24th Annual Workshop on Economic Science with Heterogeneous Interacting Agents (WEHIA)

24th - 26th June 2019

The Workshop on Economic Science with Heterogeneous Interacting Agents (WEHIA) is the annual conference of the Society for Economic Studies with Heterogeneous Interacting Agents. WEHIA 2019 represents a unique opportunity to present and discuss the latest research on various aspects of the economy as a complex system made up of heterogeneous interacting agents. Research from different domains – economics, psychology, sociology, computer sciences, engineering, physics – can prove useful in developing new insightful approaches to key issues such as the origin, development and mitigation of financial crises, unemployment and poverty, income and wealth inequality and many others.

Important dates

  • Deadline for submission of extended abstracts: 28 February 2019.
  • Notification of acceptance: 31 March 2019
  • Deadline for early registration: 30 April 2019
  • Deadline for author registration for inclusion in the schedule: 20 May 2019
  • Deadline for full paper delivery: 31 May 2019
  • Registration deadline for all ticket types: 12 June 2019
  • Workshop: 24-26 June 2019

WEHIA PhD Summer School 2019

Visit the WEHIA PhD Summer School website for more information

Prizes (new this year)

The Bank of England will award the best policy-relevant paper prize.

Special sessions

Bank of England Policy Session (Organiser M. Bardoscia)
A special session will be organised by the Bank of England and dedicated to short-listed policy-relevant papers among those submitted to the workshop. Topics include (but are not limited to): monetary policy tools, micro and macro prudential regulations, and financial stability. The Bank of England will award the best policy-relevant paper among those presented in this session.

Climate Change and Agent-Based Modelling (Organiser C. Deissenberg)
Speakers:  Doyne Farmer, Juergen Scheffran, Christian Otto, Francesco Lamperti

Behavioral and Experimental Analyses on Macro-Finance (Organizer N. Hanaki, sponsored by ANR-NWO-DFG jointly funded project BEAM)
Speakers: Jan Tuinstra, Vivien Lespagnol, Angela Sutan, Sandrine Jacob Leal

Growth, Innovation, Productivity, Welfare: two special sessions dedicated to the H2020 project GROWINPRO
Organizer Andrea Roventini

Session 1 Chair: Mauro Napoletano
Session 1 Presenters:  Philipp Harting, Andrea Roventini, Mattia Guerini, Matteo Coronese

Session 2 Chair: Andrea Roventini
Session 2 Presenters: Herbert Dawid, Giovanni Dosi, Elisa Palagi,  Lilit Popoyan

Publication Opportunities

The European Journal of Finance will publish a special issue on "Novel approaches to understand, forecast and mitigate financial risks" devoted to selected papers accepted to WEHIA 2019. The submission deadline will be 30th September but we request a declaration of intent to submit by 30th May 2019.

The Journal of Economic Interaction and Coordination will publish a special issue dedicated to a selection of papers accepted to WEHIA 2019. The submission deadline (to be announced) will be subsequent to the conference, but we request a declaration of intent to submit by 30th May 2019

Sponsors and exhibitors

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Journal of Network Theory in Finance

An interdisciplinary journal publishing academically rigorous and practitioner-focused research on the application of network theory in finance and related fields. The journal brings together research carried out in disparate areas within academia and other research institutions by policymakers and industry practitioners. Recently it has also broadened its scope to a larger area of research that includes complex systems studies and econophysics.


Journal of Economic Interaction and Coordination is a biannual journal in the vibrant and interdisciplinary field of agent-based approaches to economics and social sciences. It focuses on simulating and synthesizing emergent phenomena and collective behavior in order to understand economic and social systems. Journal of Economic Interaction and Coordination is the official journal of the Association of Economic Science with Heterogeneous Interacting Agents. 2017 Impact Factor: 1,250