Agent-based Model

An Agent-based Model is a computational model for simulating the actions and interactions of autonomous individuals in a network, with a view to assessing their effects on the system

Cost/benefit model

A Cost/benefit Model estimates costs plus benefits and adjusts for risk for a specific project or group of projects.


Model is a plan, representation, or description designed to show the main object or workings of an object, system, or concept.

Collaborative Research - MOD: The R&D "Lab" of the Future: Foundations for Modeling the R&D/Innovation Planning Process

Principal Investigator(s): 
Mariann Jelinek (College of William and Mary)

Award Abstract: This project examines the information seeking and using behaviors of decision makers who face decisions about their future R&D investments.

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Collaborative Research: MOD: Modeling Productive Climates for Virtual Research Collaborations

Principal Investigator(s): 
Sara Kiesler (Carnegie-Mellon University)

Award Abstract: An important kind of virtual research organization is the project-based research collaboration involving researchers from different institutions.

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MOD: Modeling the Dynamics of Technological Evolution

Principal Investigator(s): 
J. Doyne Farmer (Santa Fe Institute)
Walter Powell (Co-Principal Investigator))
Douglas Erwin (Co-Principal Investigator))
Jessika Trancik (Co-Principal Investigator))
W. Brian Arthur (Co-Principal Investigator))

Award Abstract: The aim of this study is to develop an empirically based, quantitative model of the dynamics of technological evolution.

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MOD: Public Value Mapping: Developing a Non-Economic Model of the Social Value of Science and Innovation Policy

Principal Investigator(s): 
Daniel Sarewitz (Arizona State University)
Barry Bozeman (Co-Principal Investigator)

Award Abstract: Science and innovation policies (SIPs) aim at mobilizing knowledge in support of a wide range of societal aspirations and values.

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The Science of Monetary Policy: A New Keynesian Perspective by Clarida, Gali, & Gertler

Clarida, Richard; Gali Jordi; Gertler, Mark. American Economic Association Journal of Economic Literature, Vol. 37, No. 4, pp. 1661-1707 (December 1999) 

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