Agent-based modelling for policy design
Agent-based modelling for policy design // Adam Formica, School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford
Policy is described as an experiment in action: interventions are designed based on best-available knowledge and modified following studies of their effectiveness and lessons-learnt. ABM opens the prospect of modelling and exploring different policy scenarios. In addition, it creates a structured framework for identifying underlying casual assumptions and for collation of policy-relevant knowledge. This seminar will introduce the techniques, concepts and prospects through case studies of the Oxford Martin Programme on Sustainable Oceans and strategies to combat ivory poaching in African parks.
Date: 8 February 2018, 16:15 (Thursday, 4th week, Hilary 2018)
Venue: Dyson Perrins Building, off South Parks Road OX1 3QY
Venue Details: School of geography and the Environment, Halford Mackinder Lecture Theatre
Speaker: Adam Formica (School of Geography and the Environment)
Organising department: School of Geography and the Environment
Organiser: Oxford University Biodiversity Network and MPhil/MSc Biodiversity, Conservation & Management
Part of: Technology Empowered Conservation Series: Hilary Term 2018// Part one: Science
Booking required?: Not required
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Cost: Free
Audience: Public
Editors: Chris White, Donna Palfreman, Helen Morley, Deborah Strickland