Research Seminar

CANCELLED! All things considered? A cognitively plausible model of neighborhood choice

Date: 9 June 2014
Time: 13:00-14:30

THIS SEMINAR IS UNFORTUNATELY CANCELLED. Elizabeth Bruch, University of Michigan (Attention: this seminar is held on a Monday)

Although there have been efforts in recent years to study the linkages between individual-level residential mobility patterns and macro-level changes in spatial inequality and segregation, such studies use implausible behavioral models of how people decide whether, when and where to move. This hampers both our understanding of the individual process of residential mobility and neighborhood attainment, as well as the inferences possible from simulations linking individual mobility with macro-level outcomes. In this talk, I present results from a study that: (1) develops and estimates cognitively plausible models of residential choice that allows for a decision-maker with incomplete information, heuristic (simplified) strategies for both search and screening, and a multi-stage decision process; and (2) uses agent-based models to explore the aggregate consequences of these "cognitively plausible" choice models for patterns of residential segregation

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The seminar is free of charge and takes place at the Institute on Holländargatan 13 in Stockholm. No registration is required.

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