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Record number 536620
Title A review of Agent Based Modeling for agricultural policy evaluation
Author(s) Kremmydas, Dimitris; Athanasiadis, I.N.; Rozakis, Stelios
Source Agricultural Systems 164 (2018). - ISSN 0308-521X - p. 95 - 106.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.agsy.2018.03.010
Department(s) WASS
Information Technology
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2018
Keyword(s) Agent Based Modeling - ABM - Agricultural policy - Systematic review
Abstract Farm level scale policy analysis is receiving increased attention due to a changing agricultural policy orientation. Agent based models (ABM) are farm level models that have appeared in the end of 1990's, having several differences from traditional farm level models, like the consideration of interactions between farms, the way markets are simulated, the inclusion of agents' bounded rationality, behavioral heterogeneity, etc. Considering the potential of ABMs to complement existing farm level models and that they are a relatively recent approach with a growing demand for new models and modelers, we perform a systematic literature review to (a) consolidate in a consistent and transparent way the literature status on policy evaluation ABMs; (b) examine the status of the literature regarding model transparency; the modeling of the agents' decision processes; and the creation of the initial population.
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