Yesterday my colleagues Jakub Bijak, Jason Hilton, Viet Cao and I submitted another paper, this one to the journal Demographic Research. This one is also related to Francesco Billari’s model of partnership formation, but in this case we performed a replication and extension of the original model with a substantial focus on in-depth investigation of the mechanisms underlying the resulting population dynamics.
This kind of paper is fairly unusual in a demography journal, in that agent-based modelling techniques remain largely outside of standard methodology in that field. Our hope is that we can build on Billari’s attempts to bring new methodologies into demography, and perhaps encourage some enthusiasm for the approach.
Demographic Research is free and open access, just like JASSS, so if our paper gets accepted you’ll soon see the link on this very page.