A Case Study in the Application of an Agent-Based Approach in the Formulation of Policies for UK Transport Emission Reduction

In Proceedings of the European Conference on Complex Systems (ECCS2010), Lisbon University Institute, Portugal, Sep 2010.

8 Pages Posted: 22 Dec 2015

See all articles by Araz Taeihagh

Araz Taeihagh

Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore

René Bañares-Alcántara

University of Oxford

Date Written: September 2010

Abstract

The increased complexity in our socio-economical systems requires the development of new tools to support a better understanding of the intricacies involved in addressing problems associated with such systems. We believe that by introducing a systematic approach for exploring alternative policies we can improve the decomposition of these problems, decrease the required time for analysis and formulate more effective polices. A case in policy formulation and analysis in the transport sector for achieving CO2 emission targets in the UK is presented; this solution is based on a previously proposed framework (Taeihagh et al., 2009a). The results obtained from the analysis of policy measures and their relations are used in the formulation of policy alternatives (packages and clusters) through the application of agent-based modelling. The results have the potential to further promote the use of computational approaches in the formulation of polices through the development of software systems that can support the design of policies for different sectors and geographical scopes.

Keywords: Policy design, policy formulation, agent-based modelling, decision support systems, planning, network analysis and transport emission reduction

Suggested Citation

Taeihagh, Araz and Bañares-Alcántara, René, A Case Study in the Application of an Agent-Based Approach in the Formulation of Policies for UK Transport Emission Reduction (September 2010). In Proceedings of the European Conference on Complex Systems (ECCS2010), Lisbon University Institute, Portugal, Sep 2010.. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2707009

Araz Taeihagh (Contact Author)

Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore ( email )

469B Bukit Timah Road
Li Ka Shing Building, Level 2
Singapore, 259771
Singapore
+65 6601 5254 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.taeihagh.com/publications

René Bañares-Alcántara

University of Oxford ( email )

Mansfield Road
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 4AU
United Kingdom

Register to save articles to
your library

Register

Paper statistics

Downloads
11
Abstract Views
217
PlumX Metrics