Lessons Learned from the ACSES Model
A number of potentially useful lessons emerged from our construction of the ACSES simulation. We list these, with some elaboration, below. Lessons 1-6 concern how to embed social theories. This was the most novel aspect of our simulation exercise and this is where we have the most to say about the lessons learned. Lessons 7 and 8 are about implications of the ACSES model for the technical construction of such models. Lessons 9-11 concern surprise and emergence, that is, some of the more interesting outcomes that agent-based models can produce.
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