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Environment design for emerging artificial societies

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  • Gilbert, Nigel
  • Schuster, Stephan
  • den Besten, Matthijs
  • Yang, Lu

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The NewTies project is developing a system in which societies of agents are expected to develop autonomously as a result of individual, population and social learning. These societies are expected to be able to solve the environmental challenges that they are set by acting collectively. The challenges are intended to be analogous to those faced by early, simple, small-scale human societies. Some issues in the construction of a virtual environment for the system are described and it is argued that multi-agent social simulation has so far tended to neglect the importance of environment design.

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  • Gilbert, Nigel & Schuster, Stephan & den Besten, Matthijs & Yang, Lu, 2005. "Environment design for emerging artificial societies," MPRA Paper 15992, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:15992
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    1. Robert Axelrod, 1997. "Advancing the Art of Simulation in the Social Sciences," Working Papers 97-05-048, Santa Fe Institute.
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    Keywords

    agent-based modelling; stone age economics; economic anthropolgy;

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    • C63 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Computational Techniques
    • Z13 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology; Language; Social and Economic Stratification
    • A14 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Sociology of Economics

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