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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