GROWINPRO project presented at the WEHIA workshop in London

The 2019 edition of the workshop, held at the City University on June 24-26, devoted one special session to the EU-funded project

The 2019 edition of the Workshop on Economic Science with Heterogeneous Interacting Agents (WEHIA), hosted at the City University in London on June 24-26, devoted one special session to the H2020-funded GROWINPRO project.

The workshop gathered contributions from academic scholars and researchers and aimed to present and discuss the latest researches on various aspects of the economy as a complex system made up of heterogeneous interacting agents. In this respect, it hosted contributions from a wide range of fascinating and inter-related fields such as Agent-based computational economics, Network theory and Evolutionary Macroeconomics.

The GROWINPRO project, which has been launched last January and will develop over three years, aims to shed light on the causes of the recent European growth slowdown, and to offer adequate policy responses. The research programme of GROWINPRO, for both the ‘diagnostic’ and ‘prescriptive’ analyses, largely draws on tools from complexity science, thus, being well nested in the scientific background of the WEHIA workshop.

In particular, GROWINPRO aims to develop a new generation of macroeconomic agent-based models, which endogenously account for the interrelation between science and technology, firms’ innovation, workers’ skill dynamics, employment patterns, and structural change in alternative institutional setups in the goods and labour markets.

GROWINPRO special session – ‘Growth, Innovation, Productivity, Welfare’ – is organised by the project’s coordinator Andrea Roventini and will be articulated in two sub-sessions chaired respectively by Mauro Napoletano and Andrea Roventini. The event will gather contributions from GROWINPRO deputy coordinator Giovanni Dosi and project researchers Philippe Harting, Herbert Dawid, Mattia Guerini, Matteo Coronese, Elisa Palagi and Lilit Popoyan.

During the three-day workshop, other special sessions were dedicated to ‘Climate change and agent-based modelling’, and to ‘Behavioural and experimental analyses on macro-finance’. The Bank of England organised a special session featuring the presentation of policy-relevant papers short-listed among those submitted to the workshop.

Check here the details of the event