Example Social Science Papers

A list of some social science papers/books with ABMs at their core.

  • Schelling, Thomas C. 1971. “Dynamic Models of Segregation.” Journal of Mathematical Sociology 1:143-186. (copy of paper, 2D NetLogo version of model)
  • Takahashi, N. (2000) The Emergence of Generalized Exchange. American Journal of Sociology, 105(4):1105-1134. (paper)
  • Axelrod, R. (1997) The dissemination of culture – A model with local convergence and global polarization. Journal of Conflict Resolution 41(2):203-226. (paper, NetLogo version of model)
  • Edmonds, B. (2012) Modelling Belief Change in a Population Using Explanatory Coherence, Advances in Complex Systems, 15(6):1250085.  (paper, NetLogo model)
  • Miller, J H & Page, S E (2004) The Standing Ovation Problem. Complexity 9(5):8-16. (paper, NetLogo version of model)
  • Epstein J M & Axtell R L (1996) Growing Artificial Societies: Social Science from the Bottom Up. The MIT Press. (book, NetLogo version of model)
  • Axtell R L, Epstein J M, Dean J S, Gumerman G J, Swedlund A C, Harburger J, Chakravarty S, Hammond R, Parker J, and Parker M. (2002) Population Growth and Collapse in a Multi-Agent Model of the Kayenta Anasazi in Long House Valley. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 99(3): 7275-7279. (original paper, NetLogo version of model, paper about the NetLogo replication of the model)
  • Leykum, Luci, Kumar, Pradeep, Parchman, Michael, McDaniel, Reuben R, Lanham, Holly and Agar, Michael (2012) ‘Use of an Agent-Based Model to Understand Clinical Systems’ Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation 15 (3) 2 <http://jasss.soc.surrey.ac.uk/15/3/2.html>. (NetLogo model)
  • Agar, M. (2005) Agents in Living Color: Towards Emic Agent-Based Models. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation vol. 8, no. 1
    <http://jasss.soc.surrey.ac.uk/8/1/4.html> (Netlogo Model)
  • Macy, M.W. and Miller, R. (2002) ‘From Factors to Actors: Computational Sociology and  Agent-Based Modeling’ Annual Review of Sociology, 28:143–66. (paper)
  • Chen, S. H. (2012). Varieties of agents in agent-based computational economics: A historical and an interdisciplinary perspective. Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 36(1), 1-25. (paper)
  • Epstein, J. M. (2002). Modeling civil violence: An agent-based computational approach. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 99(Suppl 3), 7243-7250. (paper)
  • Miller, J. H., & Page, S. E. (2004). The standing ovation problem. Complexity, 9(5), 8-16. (paper)
  • Baldassarri, D., & Bearman, P. (2007). Dynamics of political polarization. American sociological review, 72(5), 784-811. (paper)