Multi-Agent Model of Centrally Coordinated Compliance Inspections (ICARUS)

Doctoral dissertation (in Croatian): "Višeagentni model centralno koordinirane inspekcije usklađenosti", 2018, https://urn.nsk.hr/urn:nbn:hr:211:152377

89 Pages Posted: 3 May 2022

Date Written: October 25, 2018

Abstract

Compliance inspection is a detailed examination procedure for determining compliance of a particular person or organisation with the given set of provisions (in regulations, standards, business rules, etc.). The optimal selection of persons or organisations and provisions for inspection is one of the key compliance inspection challenges.

This paper describes a multi-agent compliance inspection model (ICARUS) applicable to environments where an inspection agency, via centrally coordinated inspections, examines compliance of organizations which must comply with multiple provisions. The developed model was implemented in a computer simulation in the NetLogo environment. The paper describers, in details, calibration, verification, validation and sensitivity analysis of the model.

The developed model and simulation can be applied to a number of inspection problems. The simulation generated data was used to test the hypotheses and confirm that the compliance inspection strategy in which inspection effort is proportionate to the costs of compliance with provisions achieves significantly fewer non-compliances in the system than random and cyclical inspection strategies. The hypothesis that a smaller number of non-compliances is achieved by applying the inspector's (Stackelberg) leadership strategy to conduct inspections was rejected.

The results of the research indicate possible improvements in the conduct of compliance inspections, which could lead to a reduction in the overall non-compliance and is applicable to various areas such as financial sector, environmental protection, occupational health and safety, etc.

Keywords: Inspection, compliance, violation, multi-agent, agent-based model, simulation, resources, ICARUS, NetLogo

JEL Classification: C63, C72, C73, D81, D83, K42, K23, K32

Suggested Citation

Smojver, Slaven, Multi-Agent Model of Centrally Coordinated Compliance Inspections (ICARUS) (October 25, 2018). Doctoral dissertation (in Croatian): "Višeagentni model centralno koordinirane inspekcije usklađenosti", 2018, https://urn.nsk.hr/urn:nbn:hr:211:152377, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4019714

Slaven Smojver (Contact Author)

Croatian National Bank ( email )

Croatia

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