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Macroeconomic simulations experiments

The project aims to pioneer the application of complexity economics models for Roman studies and to explore:

  • the structuring effect of the Roman transport system and the limiting effects of communication and transport technologies on the economic integration
  • gravitational pull effect on the flow of inter-regional trade in the Roman empire excercised by large population, military and redistribution centres
  • Roman macroeconomic trends in price fluctuations, competition between producers, and the volume of inter-regional trade flows