The Brookings Center on Social and Economic Dynamics and the Metropolitan Policy Program jointly hosted an NICHD funded Agent Based Modeling and Spatial Population Dynamics Workshop at the Brookings Institution. Researchers from across the country attended the workshop to discuss current projects, to gain insight into agent-based modeling, and to unearth issues for future research collaboration.
The workshop began with an introduction by Brookings scholars’ Joshua M. Epstein and Audrey Singer, followed by background presentations on current agent-based modeling and migration research. During the afternoon, participants engaged in a moderated discussion focusing on outstanding spatial problems in demography, as well as, research opportunities for collaboration between agent-based modeling and migration analysis. The discussion generated many fruitful questions and potential for future work.
- Introduction to Agent-Based Modeling
Michael Macy (Cornell University)
- Observations on Agent-Based Modeling and Applications for Demography
Robert Mare (UCLA)
- Brief Presentations on Current Joint Work
Chris Fowler and Mark Ellis (University of Washington)
Steve Manson (University of Minnesota)
Dan Brown (University of Michigan)