Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Aims and Scope

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 2017 represents a unique opportunity to present 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. 


  • Agent Based Models (ABMs): theory and computation, calibration and estimation

  • Macroeconomic ABMs: emergence of financially driven business fluctuations and crises, growth and technical change, sustainable development and climate change

  • DSGE models with heterogeneous agents

  • Economic and financial networks

  • Econophysics: application of statistical physics methods and percolation theory to economic issues

  • Experimental economics

  • Bounded rationality and learning

  • Evolutionary game theory

  • Microeconomic ABMs: emergence of market structure

  • Spatial ABMs