Summary: The purpose behind CIEF is essentially to acknowledge the legacy to economics of Herbert Simon, who initiated the interdisciplinary research focus and broke down the conventional distinctions among economics, computer science and cognitive psychology. The last two played almost no role in the early days of Herbert Simon, but have now proved to be an indispensable part of economics, in particular when agent-based computational economics is now emerging as an integration of the originally disparate research on experimental economics, behavioral finance and economics with heterogeneous interacting agents. The increasingly large interdisciplinary framework really leads us to an even richer environment than in the days of Herbert Simon. ...

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