BaGBeM Research Workshop „The Distributional Approach in Economics and its Applications“

Date: 07.-08. November 2017
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Simone Alfarano


  • The Distributional Approach to Economics: Theory
  • Estimation techniques

About the Instructor:

Dr. Simone Alfarano is Associate Professor at the University Jaume I of Castellón (UJI). He is director of the UJI Chair of Excellence from the Bank of Spain in Computational Economics and Director of the UJI Master in Economics. His research is mainly framed in Computational Economics, Financial Economics, Macroeconomics and Behavioral Economics.  Dr. Alfarano has published in economic journals as well in journals of applied Physics such as Computational Economics, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Industrial and Corporate Change, and Physical Review E, among others. He is associate editor of Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization (JEBO) and Journal of Economic Interaction and Coordination (JEIC).


Tuesday, 07. November

9.00-10.30: Introduction to the Distributional Approach in Economics

10.30-11:00: Coffee Break

11.00-12.30: Power law distribution I: generating mechanisms and estimation techniques

12.30-14.00: Lunch Break

14:00-15.30: Power law distribution II: application to granular fluctuations in Macroeconomics

Wednesday, 08. November

9.00-10.30: Power law distribution III: ABM and granular fluctuations

10.30-11.00: Coffee Break

11.00-12.30: Power law distribution IV: application to financial markets

12.30-14.00: Lunch Break

14.00-15.30: Laplace distribution: application to industrial dynamics

16.00-17.30: Consultation hours