Agent-based modeling as a tool for public management research

Fabian Homberg*, Davide Secchi, Dinuka Herath

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Research Methods in Public Administration, Management and Policy
EditorsEran Vigoda-Gadot, Dana R. Vashdi
Place of PublicationCheltenham
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing
Publication date8. Dec 2020
ISBN (Print)9781789903478
ISBN (Electronic)9781789903485
Publication statusPublished - 8. Dec 2020
SeriesElgar Handbooks in Public Administration and Management

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