Three years ago, very much inspired by the legacy of Herbert A. Simon (1916–2001), we organised a special event in commemoration of the hundredth anniversary of his birth under the umbrella of the 13th International Symposium on Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence (DCAI) in the University of Seville, Spain. This was also the first time that we attempted to introduce decision economics as a new branch of economics formally. In the past, from a strictly scientific point of view, the term“decision economics” was occasionally used in conjunction with managerial economics, mainly as an application of neoclassical microeconomics. However, given the increasingly interdisciplinary nature of decision-making research, it is desirable to have a panoramic view that is much broader and much more inclusive than the conventional standard view. Therefore, in our first edition of decision economics, we have provided a tentative definition of“decision economics” so as to register this neologism as a discipline in economics (Bucciarelli, Silvestri and Rodriguez, 2016, p. vii), and we have further added some remarks to elaborate on the proposed definition in subsequent editions (Bucciarelli, Chen and Corchado, 2017, 2019). Our efforts over the last three years have successfully aroused a new wave of interest in decision economics, and the special sessions run over the last three years have now expanded into an autonomous conference, beyond DCAI. This remarkable growth is manifested by a total of35 chapters that are included in this volume, which is almost double the size of our previous edition.

Decision Economics: A Novel Discipline.

Edgardo Bucciarelli
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2020

Abstract

Three years ago, very much inspired by the legacy of Herbert A. Simon (1916–2001), we organised a special event in commemoration of the hundredth anniversary of his birth under the umbrella of the 13th International Symposium on Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence (DCAI) in the University of Seville, Spain. This was also the first time that we attempted to introduce decision economics as a new branch of economics formally. In the past, from a strictly scientific point of view, the term“decision economics” was occasionally used in conjunction with managerial economics, mainly as an application of neoclassical microeconomics. However, given the increasingly interdisciplinary nature of decision-making research, it is desirable to have a panoramic view that is much broader and much more inclusive than the conventional standard view. Therefore, in our first edition of decision economics, we have provided a tentative definition of“decision economics” so as to register this neologism as a discipline in economics (Bucciarelli, Silvestri and Rodriguez, 2016, p. vii), and we have further added some remarks to elaborate on the proposed definition in subsequent editions (Bucciarelli, Chen and Corchado, 2017, 2019). Our efforts over the last three years have successfully aroused a new wave of interest in decision economics, and the special sessions run over the last three years have now expanded into an autonomous conference, beyond DCAI. This remarkable growth is manifested by a total of35 chapters that are included in this volume, which is almost double the size of our previous edition.
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