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Not Half Bad: A Modest Criterion for Inclusion

Scott E. Page

in Complexity and Evolution: Toward a New Synthesis for Economics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262035385
eISBN:
9780262337717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035385.003.0017
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

To understand a complex system (e.g., an economy, an ecosystem, the global climate system), scientists often rely on models. Models simplify reality by focusing on certain parts of a system, and the ... More


Microsimulation

Sanjay Basu

in Systems Science and Population Health

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190492397
eISBN:
9780190492427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190492397.003.0009
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter features a thorough discussion on how to determine if a microsimulation modeling approach may be relevant in terms of addressing a given problem in population health. It details the ... More


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