Micromotives and Macrobehavior Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

Thomas Schelling
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Chapter 1: Micromotives and Macrobehavior

• Schelling describes an exercise in seat selection as an example of population modeling.

• Spatial distribution is subject to mathematical but also subjective influences.

• There are different theories about why a theatre will fill the way it does.

• Economic theories of behavior tend to seek equilibrium.

Chapter 2: The Inescapable Mathematics of Musical Chairs

• Economic theories assign mathematical qualities to behavior in order to find equivalencies in values.

• Propositions are methods economists use to model human behavior.

• Economic models try to predict integration and segregation.

• Schelling describes the ways to constrain propositions to make them accurate.

Chapter 3: Thermostats, Lemons, and Other Families of Models

• The thermostat functions as a metaphor for cyclical processes.

• The thermostat model leads you to expect a lag time in cyclic processes.

• There are a number of models economists use to model different behaviors.

• Economic models try to predict behavior like social...

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