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
Date Written: April 1, 2008
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
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