Robert Marks

Professor Emeritus, Visiting Professor

School of Economics - Bachlor of Engineering (Civil), Master of Engineering Science, University of Melbourne | Master of Science, PhD Stanford Research Certificate Cambridge

About Robert

Research Grants

  • 2009-2011: ARC Discovery Grant. 'Modelling the Development and Evolution of Business Relations and Networks as Complex Adaptive Systems using Agent-Based Models'

Forthcoming publcations

  • Marks R.E. (2012) Analysis and Synthesis: Multi-Agent Systems in the Social Sciences, The Knowledge Engineering Review, 27(1), forthcoming
  • Marks R.E. (2012) Monte Carlo, in The Palgrave Encyclopaedia of Strategic Management, ed. by David J. Teece and Mie Augier, forthcoming
  • Wilkinson, I.F., Held, F., Marks, R.E., & Young, L. (2011). Developing Agent- Based Models of Business Relations and Networks. In R. Stocker & T. Bossomaier (eds.), Networks in Society: Links and Language. Singapore: Pan- Stanford Publishing, forthcoming

Papers and reviews in refereed journals

  • Lawrance A.B. and Marks R.E. (2008) Firm Size Distributions in an Industry with Constrained Resources, Applied Economics, 40(12): 1595-1607, June
  • Marks R.E. (2007), Validating simulation models: a general framework and four applied examples, Computational Economics, 30(3): 265-290, October
  • Midgley D.F., Marks R.E., and Kunchamwar D. (2007), The Building and Assurance of Agent-Based Models: An Example and Challenge to the Field, Journal of Business Research, 60: 884-893
  • Marks R.E. (2002), Direct and derived policies: illicit drug use and greenhouse gas emissions in Australia, Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis: Research and Practice, 4(1): 51-74, March
  • Kong X., Marks R.E., and Wan G.H. (1999), Technical efficiency, technological change and total factor productivity growth in Chinese state-owned enterprises during the early 1990s, The Asian Economic Journal, 13(3): 267-282, September
  • Kong, X., Marks, R. E. and Wan G. H.(1999), Guo you qi yue quan yao su sheng chan li ji qi jue ding ying su: 1990-1994 [Total factor productivity and its determinants of Chinese state-owned enterprises: 1990-1994], Jingji Yanjiu [Economic Research], July (No. 7), pp. 40-48. [In Chinese] Economic Research (known as Ching Chi Yen Chiu, using Giles-Wade) is published by the Institute of Economics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing. It is the leading economics journal in China
  • Marks, R.E. (1998), Evolved perception and behaviour in oligopolies, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control. 22(8-9): 1209-1233
  • Midgley, D.F., Marks, R.E., and Cooper, L.G. (1997) Breeding competitive strategies, Management Science, 43(3): 257-275

Refereed book chapters

  • Marks R.E. (2006), Market design using agent-based models, Chapter 27, in the Handbook of Computational Economics, Volume 2: Agent-Based Modeling, edited by Leigh Tesfatsion and Kenneth L. Judd, in the series Handbooks in Economics, (general editors K. Arrow and M. D. Intriligator), (Amsterdam: Elsevier Science), pp. 1339-1380
  • Marks R.E., Midgley D.F., Cooper L.G. (2006), Co-evolving better strategies in oligopolistic price wars, in Handbook of Research on Nature-Inspired Computing for Economy and Management, edited by Jean-Philippe Rennard, (Hershey, PA: Idea Group Inc.), pp. 806?821
  • Drake A.E. and Marks R.E. (2002) Genetic algorithms in economics and finance: forecasting stock market prices and foreign exchange - a review, Genetic Algorithms and Genetic Programming in Computational Finance, ed. by Shu-Heng Chen, (Boston: Kluwer), pp. 29?54
  • Marks R.E. (2002) Playing games with Genetic Algorithms, in Evolutionary Computation in Economics and Finance, ed. by Shu-Heng Chen, Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing. Vol. 100, ed. by J. Kacprzyk, (Heidelberg, New York: Physica-Verlag), pp. 31?44
  • Kong X., Marks R.E., and Wan G.H. (2000) Productivity performance of Chinese state-owned enterprises in the early 1990s - a stochastic production frontier and Malmquist Productivity Index analysis, in Lloyd P.J. and X.-G. Zhang (editors), China in the Global Economy, (London: Edward Elgar), pp. 65?85

Refereed conference proceedings papers

  • Marks R.E. (2010), Comparing Two Sets of Time-Series: The State Similarity Measure, In 2010 Joint Statistical Meetings Proceedings - Statistics: A Key to Innovation in a Data-centric World, Statistical Computing Section. Alexandria, VA: American Statistical Association, pp. 539?551
  • Wilkinson, I. F., R. Marks, L. Young, (2010), Toward agent-based models of the development and evolution of business relations and networks, in Ali Minai, Dan Braha, Yaneer Bar-Yam (eds.), Unifying Themes in Complex Systems: Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Complex Systems, Volume 6, part of the New England Complex Systems Institute Series on Complexity, (New York: Springer), Chapter 26, pp. 414?421