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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