This chapter introduces the use and usefulness of agent-based modeling (ABM) simulation techniques for the study of public administration, management and policy. We explain the nature of agent-based models, summarize their advantages and disadvantages and illustrate their use in an application. The explanations provided will enable the reader to develop a first understanding of the agent-based modeling process.
|Title of host publication||Handbook of Research Methods in Public Administration, Management and Policy|
|Editors||Eran Vigoda-Gadot, Dana R. Vashdi|
|Place of Publication||Cheltenham|
|Publisher||Edward Elgar Publishing|
|Publication date||8. Dec 2020|
|Publication status||Published - 8. Dec 2020|
|Series||Elgar Handbooks in Public Administration and Management|