A Cellular Automata Simulation of the 1990s Russian Housing Privatization Decision
AbstractThe study uses a computational approach to study the phenomenon of housing privatization in Russia in the 1990s. As part of the housing reform flats in multi-family buildings were offered to their residents free of payment. Nevertheless rapid mass housing privatization did not take place. While this outcome admits a number of explanations this analysis emphasizes the fact that the environment in which the decision-making households were operating had a high degree of uncertainty and imposed a high information-processing requirement on the decision-makers. Using the bounded rationality paradigm, the study builds a case for a cellular automata simulation of household decision-making in the context of housing privatization reforms in Russia in the 1990s. Cellular automata is then used to simulate a household’s decision to become the owner of its dwelling.
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cellular automata; complex systems; housing reform; Russia; simulation;
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- P21 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Systems and Transition Economies - - - Planning, Coordination, and Reform
- R21 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Household Analysis - - - Housing Demand
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- NEP-ALL-2011-07-21 (All new papers)
- NEP-CMP-2011-07-21 (Computational Economics)
- NEP-TRA-2011-07-21 (Transition Economics)
- NEP-URE-2011-07-21 (Urban & Real Estate Economics)
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