Aug 24, 2012
MOSIPS takes part in the ERSA 2012 Congress at Bratislava

The research team of the University of Alcalá has been these days in Bratistlava, in the ERSA 2012 Congress, in order to present the first achievements of the MOSIPS project.

This congress is organized annually by ERSA (European Regional Science Assotiation), a supranational grouping of national regional science associations across Europe composed by academics, policy professionals and researchers interested in spatial economics and planning, regional and local development and related issues.

The main theme of the Congress this year 2012 is "Regions in Motion - Breaking the path" and a broad range of specific topics are related to the research carried out in MOSIPS: Entrepreneurship, networks and innovation, Finance and regional development, Knowledge economy and Innovation, Migration and regional labour market, Regional strategies and policies, Spatial Econometrics and analysis, Urban economy,… Besides, several specific sessions has been proposed with themes of special interest.

The work carried out in the “WP3. Modeling” by the research team of the University of Alcalá, leaded by Tomás Mancha, has been presented in this congress through two papers:

  • Agent-Based Models: A promising way for modeling entrepreneurial activity from location perspective.
  • Forecasting and simulation of the impact of public policies on industrial districts using an Agent-Based model

In these papers they summarize the theoretical agent-based model developed in the MOSIPS project in order to characterize and parameterize the different entities involved in the simulator (SMEs, Environments and Policies), their behaviour and the relationships among them.

More information HERE

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