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Schelling’s Segregation Model

Thinking about this since I saw a gentrification talk at CSSS last week [editor’s note: more like a year ago]. Also thinking about engaging demo material for vivarium. Here are some recent links:
https://arxiv.org/abs/1705.03213
https://arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/1406/1406.5215.pdf
http://nifty.stanford.edu/2014/mccown-schelling-model-segregation/
http://jasss.soc.surrey.ac.uk/15/1/6.html

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Typology of model users

From same article as above https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1002/sdr.1596

Champions

Skeptics

Mystics

Social organizational network as an important factor as well— power mapping with Spectrum of Allies exercise useful?

“[H]aving a technically sound model is not enough to assure widespread and effective use …” — additional elements, such as a champion in a leadership role and clearly defined problem to model help.

A goal that I have not yet attained: finding a keeper-of-the-model in the client organization, who can run additional scenarios.

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SummerSim Papers Available

Some papers from this summer’s SummerSim (editor’s note: summer-before-last) are available online now:

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Introducing Vivarium

I’ve had a new line of research developing for the last 18 months or so—*microsimulation*. It started when I stepped in to help with the “Cost Effectiveness Analysis with Microsimulation” (or CEAM) project at IHME. Now it is growing and growing to take over all of my research and recreation time. Is that bad or good?

Some of this work has now seen daylight from our presentations at SummerSim and iHEA in July, and today I am please to introduce a python package that you can use, too.

The programmers I’ve been working with on this convinced me that it is not just for cost effectiveness analysis and we need a more expansive name for it. So I present to you: vivarium. https://github.com/ihmeuw/vivarium

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