Contributions to Economics

Agent-Based Computational Modelling

Applications in Demography, Social, Economic and Environmental Sciences

Editors: Billari, F.C., Fent, Th., Prskawetz, A., Scheffran, J. (Eds.)

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The present book describes the methodology to set up agent-based models and to study emerging patterns in complex adaptive systems resulting from multi-agent interaction. It offers the application of agent-based models in demography, social and economic sciences and environmental sciences. Examples include population dynamics, evolution of social norms, communication structures, patterns in eco-systems and socio-biology, natural resource management, spread of diseases and development processes. It presents and combines different approaches how to implement agent-based computational models and tools in an integrative manner that can be extended to other cases.

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"Presenting and combining different approaches, the aim of the book is to describe the motivation for setting-up agent-based models and for studying emerging patterns in complex adaptive systems. … is well written and contains much useful information for scholars not familiar with agent-based modelling." (Petra Ahrweiler, Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, April, 2007)


Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Agent-Based Computational Modelling: An Introduction

    Billari, Francesco C. (et al.)

    Pages 1-16

  • Agent-Based Modelling — A Methodology for the Analysis of Qualitative Development Processes

    Pyka, Andreas (et al.)

    Pages 17-35

  • On the Analysis of Asymmetric Directed Communication Structures in Electronic Election Markets

    Franke, Markus (et al.)

    Pages 37-59

  • The Role of Assortative Mating on Population Growth in Contemporary Developed Societies

    Murphy, Mike

    Pages 61-84

  • An Agent-Based Simulation Model of Age-at-Marriage Norms

    Aparicio Diaz, Belinda (et al.)

    Pages 85-116

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eBook $119.00
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Softcover $159.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-7908-1640-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Agent-Based Computational Modelling
Book Subtitle
Applications in Demography, Social, Economic and Environmental Sciences
Editors
  • Francesco C. Billari
  • Thomas Fent
  • Alexia Prskawetz
  • Jürgen Scheffran
Series Title
Contributions to Economics
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Physica-Verlag Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Physica-Verlag Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-7908-1721-8
DOI
10.1007/3-7908-1721-X
Softcover ISBN
978-3-7908-1640-2
Series ISSN
1431-1933
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 226
Number of Illustrations and Tables
95 b/w illustrations
Topics