Modeling Endogenous Rule Changes in an Institutional Context: The Adico Sequence

Advances in Complex Systems, Vol. 11, No. 2, pp. 199-215, 2008

Posted: 25 Apr 2010

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Alexander Smajgl

Government of the Commonwealth of Australia - CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation)

Luis R. Izquierdo

University of Burgos

Date Written: April 1, 2008

Abstract

Agent-based modeling is being increasingly used to simulate socio-techno-ecosystems that involve social dynamics. Humans face constraints that they sometimes wish to challenge, and when they do so, they often trigger changes at the scale of the social group too. Including such adaptation dynamics explicitly in our models would allow simulation of the endogenous emergence of rule changes. This paper discusses such an approach in an institutional framework and develops a sequence that allows modeling of endogenous rule changes. Parts of this sequence are implemented in a NetLogo KISS model to provide some illustrative results.

Keywords: Endogenous rule change, norm, institution, agent-based modeling, simulation, emergence

Suggested Citation

Smajgl, Alexander and Izquierdo, Luis R., Modeling Endogenous Rule Changes in an Institutional Context: The Adico Sequence (April 1, 2008). Advances in Complex Systems, Vol. 11, No. 2, pp. 199-215, 2008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1505126

Alexander Smajgl (Contact Author)

Government of the Commonwealth of Australia - CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) ( email )

41 Boggo Rd
Dutton Park, Queensland
Australia

Luis R. Izquierdo

University of Burgos ( email )

Hospital del Rey, s/n
Burgos, 09001
Spain

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