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A simple implementation of Schelling's segregation model in NetLogo

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  • Fabrizio Iozzi

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We present an introduction to the NetLogo simulation environment using the Segregation Model presented by Nobel Prize Winner Thomas Schelling in 1978. While reviewing the model, its Netlogo implementation is described step by step, using visual tools accompanied by the code for programming in the Netlogo language. Two extensions to the original model are proposed and programmed. All the models are fully described in the text.

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  • Fabrizio Iozzi, 2008. "A simple implementation of Schelling's segregation model in NetLogo," Working Papers 015, "Carlo F. Dondena" Centre for Research on Social Dynamics (DONDENA), Universit√† Commerciale Luigi Bocconi.
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    1. Schelling, Thomas C, 1969. "Models of Segregation," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 59(2), pages 488-493, May.
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    NetLogo; Schelling; simulation; agent-based; segregation;

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