Monday, June 10, 2019

Five Minutes with Anil Deolalikar - APPAM Institutional Member

APPAM’s Five Minutes with… series was introduced in March 2019 to illuminate the work of individual APPAM members, and promote connections between members based on their shared interests. For the series' first Institutional Representative interview, Anil Deolalikar - Founding Dean of the School of Public Policy at the University of California, Riverside - discusses the experience of founding a major public policy school, and tells us exactly what he thinks about bucket lists.

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Social Capital and Environmental Justice: An Agent-Based Model

March 17, 2014 11:00 AM

This week, we look at a paper in the APPAM Online Paper Collection by Adam Eckerd, Virginia Tech; Heather E. Campbell, Claremont Graduate University; and Yushim Kim, Arizona State University. Social Capital and Environmental Justice: An Agent-Based Model was presented during the session Methods for Addressing Social System Complexity in Policy Evaluation with an Application to Public Health at the 2013 Fall Research Conference.

Among several competing explanations for observed environmental injustices in society, this paper focuses on the hypothesis regarding communities' potentials to engage in collective actions against the siting of unwanted facilities. By assuming that residents have a propoensity to mount political opposition to the siting of and environmental disamenity, we build an agent-based model using assumptions of the Coase theorem. The simulation outcomes under the four decision scenarios were unexpected.

Read the full paper. [PDF]

 

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