Agent-based and Stock-FLOW CONSISTENT models  for
COmPlex Economies

11th -12th June 2020 - Paris

ASCOPE 2020 - Call for Papers


The 2008 global financial crisis and the subsequent economic stagnation – characterized by low rates of growth, massive destruction of productive capacities and mass unemployment – revealed a fundamental crisis of the economic theories that failed to predict it and to provide convincing explanations of their causes. The emergence of old and new risks, including a new global financial crisis and a worldwide ecological crisis, highlight the need for alternative theoretical and empirical methodologies able to cope with the inherent complexity of economic and social systems, for instance in order to explain and predict extreme events such as natural catastrophes, financial crisis and persistent economic recessions.   

At the crossroads of economics, social sciences and computer science (namely multi-agent systems), the agent-based methodology (ABM hereafter) is an important and promising candidate for a theoretical and methodological revolution. Social sciences are observing an increasing interest towards this methodology, which is creating strong linkages between complementary fields of knowledge, including economic, sociological, psychological and natural sciences. Within the academic community of economists, the stock flow consistent (SFC hereafter) methodology is also leading a successful competition to standard paradigms when it comes to explain and predict economic, financial and ecological collapses. We observe in the recent years a rising communication between these two approaches, leading to the emergence of a new agent-based, stock flow consistent (AB-SFC) methodological framework. The AB and SFC methodologies, which benefited initially of a large disappointment towards standard methodologies and a growing demand for alternatives, are now facing a new challenge: to explain and provide policy guidelines to cope with the major contemporary concerns - namely, the risk of a secular economic stagnation and a worldwide ecological crisis - with credibility and scientific rigor.

Aims and scope

ASCOPE2020 is the result of the cooperation between the two networks in ABM and SFC Modelling:  MACME- Modelling and Analysis of Complex Monetary Economies, and MAGECO- Modélisation à base d’AGents pour l’ECOnomie. It aims to be a fundamental moment in this crucial phase, by allowing researchers from all over the world to discuss their research findings and creating linkages and networks within the AB and/or SFC community. Theoretical approaches, as well as technical and methodological contributions are highly welcome.
In particular, we invite researchers working on Agent-based and/or Stock-flow consistent models in various fields – including economics, sociology, psychology and computer sciences – to submit contributions on the following topics:

  1. AB and/or SFC models for ecological transition, sustainable development, climate change
  2. Path-dependency, hysteresis and secular stagnation 
  3. AB and/or SFC methodology: design, calibration and validation
  4. Macroeconomic AB and/or SFC models: Emergence of financially driven business fluctuations and crises, dynamics of debt, growth and technical change, multi-country models, etc.
  5. AB and/or SFC models of markets: labor, finance, transport, goods and services, housing, etc.
  6. Artificial intelligence and automation
  7. Institutional design and change
  8. Dynamics of economic and financial networks
  9. Bounded rationality, learning, formation of expectations

We particularly encourage submissions on topics 1-3.

The keynote speakers are:

  • Herbert Dawid, University of Bielefeld, Germany
  • Laurence Ball, Johns Hopkins University, USA
  • Irene Monasterolo, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Austria

Submission guideline

Please note that only papers using the AB and/or the SFC methodology will be reviewed.
Please submit an extended abstract (1 page minimum, 2 pages max excluding references)
in pdf format to ascope2020@gmail.com (click the link to submit !)

The title of your message should read “Submission to ASCOPE 2020 / [n]”,
where n is the number of the key topic of your paper (amongst the list of 9 topics listed above)

Important Dates

Abstract Submission  February 28th , 2020
Notification of Acceptance March 31th, 2020
Conference Dates June 11th and 12th, 2020

ASCOPE 2020 Committees

Local Organizing Committee

Jean-Daniel KANT Sorbonne University Sciences, LIP6 
Dany LANG Université Paris 13, CEPN
Federico BASSI Université Paris 13, CEPN
Gérard BALLOT  Université Panthéon-Assas
Paul HADJI-LAZARO Université Paris 13, CEPN
Thuan HUYNH Sorbonne University Sciences, LIP6 & Pôle Emploi
Nicolas DE BUFALA Sorbonne University Sciences, LIP6 & Pôle Emploi
Pascal SEPPECHER Paris 13 Univ., France


Scientific Committee

Tiziana ASSENZA Toulouse School of Economics, France
Laurence BALL Johns Hopkins Univ., USA
Gérard BALLOT Panthéon-Assas Univ., France
Federico BASSI Paris 13 Univ., France
Pierre BOUDES  Univ. Paris 13, France
Alessandro CAIANI Pavia Univ., Italy
Alberto CARDACI Goethe Univ. of Frankfurt, Germany
Laura CARVALHO Sao Paolo Univ., Brazil
Eugenio CAVERZASI Univ. of Insubria, Italy
Herbert DAWID  Bielefeld Univ., Germany
Domenico DELLI GATTITI Univ. Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Milano, Italy
Gunnar ELIASSON Royal Institute of technology of Stockholm, Sweden
Etienne ESPAGNE Agence Française de Développement, France
Mauro GALLEGATI Univ. delle Marche, Italy
Antoine GODIN  Agence Française de Développement, France
Jakob GRAZZINI Pavia Univ., Italy
Mattia GUERINI Univ. Cote D'Azur, France
Andrew JACKSON Univ. of Surrey, United Kingdom
Fredj  JAWADI Univ. Lille 1, France
Jean-Daniel KANT Sorbonne Univ. Sciences, France
Alan KIRMAN Aix-Marseille Univ., France
Francesco LAMPERTI Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna di Pisa, Italy and European Institute on Economics and the Environment
Dany LANG Paris 13 Univ., France
Marc LAVOIE Ottawa Univ., Canada
Edwin LE HÉRON  SciencesPo Bordeaux, France
André  LORENTZ Université de Strasbourg, France
Florent MAC ISAAC  Agence Française de Développement, France
Antoine MANDEL Univ. Paris 1, France
Mauro NAPOLETANO OFCE, Sciences Po, France
Maria NIKOLAIDI Greenwich Univ., United Kingdom
Marco PASSARELLA Leeds Univ., United Kingdom
Italo  PEDROSA Univ. of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Andrea ROVENTINI Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna di Pisa, Italy
Alberto RUSSO Univ. Jaume I, Spain
Pascal SEPPECHER Paris 13 Univ., France
Mark SETTERFIELD New School For Social Research, USA
Tania TREIBICH  Maastricht Univ., Netherlands
Peter  VICTOR  York Univ., Canada
Murat YILDIZOGLU Bordeaux Univ., France
Gennaro ZEZZA Cassino Univ., Italy