Lecture 19: Abstraction and Simulation

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Description: To build a good simulation, identify relevant features in the source and assumptions in the resulting model. Students explore the meaning of games' choices about what to include, simplify, and abstract, and generate ideas for their next assignment.

Instructors/speakers: Philip Tan, Jason Begy

Related Resources

Starr, Paul. "Seductions of Sim; Policy as a Simulation Game." The American Prospect, March 21, 1994.

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