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Epstein, Joshua M. 1951-

Overview
Works: 50 works in 204 publications in 4 languages and 9,962 library holdings
Roles: Author
Classifications: UA23, 355.6220973
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Most widely held works by Joshua M Epstein
Strategy and force planning : the case of the Persian Gulf by Joshua M Epstein( Book )

10 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Denne bog beskriver 3 forskellige strategiske metoder som U.S.A. kunne bruge i Golf-staterne for at afskrække en Sovjetisk agression i området
Growing artificial societies : social science from the bottom up by Joshua M Epstein( Book )

32 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes complete text of the accompanying book, plus computer programs, models and animations generated from the model named Sugarscape that the authors developed. This models shows that fundamental collective behaviour such as group formation, cultural transmission, combat, an trade are seen to "emerge" from the interaction of individual agents following a few simple rules
Conventional force reductions : a dynamic assessment by Joshua M Epstein( Book )

12 editions published in 1990 in 3 languages and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Measuring military power : the Soviet air threat to Europe by Joshua M Epstein( Book )

16 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der anvises på basis af hidtil upåagtede forhold en ny måde for vurderingen af Sovjets militære styrke og påpeges, hvorledes stivheden i det sovjettiske system hæmmer den operative udnyttelse af de militær-teknologiske fremskridt
The 1988 defense budget by Joshua M Epstein( Book )

7 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Controlling the greenhouse effect : five global regimes compared by Joshua M Epstein( Book )

8 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The calculus of conventional war : dynamic analysis without Lanchester theory by Joshua M Epstein( Book )

9 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 1987 defense budget by Joshua M Epstein( Book )

6 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Generative social science : studies in agent-based computational modeling by Joshua M Epstein( Book )

19 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Agent-based computational modeling is changing the face of social science. In Generative Social Science, Joshua Epstein argues that this powerful, novel technique permits the social sciences to meet a fundamentally new standard of explanation, in which one "grows" the phenomenon of interest in an artificial society of interacting agents: heterogeneous, boundedly rational actors, represented as mathematical or software objects. After elaborating this notion of generative explanation in a pair of overarching foundational chapters, Epstein illustrates it with examples chosen from such far-flung fields as archaeology, civil conflict, the evolution of norms, epidemiology, retirement economics, spatial games, and organizational adaptation. In elegant chapter preludes, he explains how these widely diverse modeling studies support his sweeping case for generative explanation. This book represents a powerful consolidation of Epstein's interdisciplinary research activities in the decade since the publication of his and Robert Axtell's landmark volume, Growing Artificial Societies. Beautifully illustrated, Generative Social Science includes a CD that contains animated movies of core model runs, and programs allowing users to easily change assumptions and explore models, making it an invaluable text for courses in modeling at all levels
Toward a containment strategy for smallpox bioterror : an individual-based computational approach by Joshua M Epstein( Book )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nonlinear dynamics, mathematical biology, and social science by Joshua M Epstein( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These lectures develop simple models of complex social processes using nonlinear dynamics and mathematical biology. Dynamical analogies between seemingly disparate social and biological phenomena - revolutions and epidemics, arms races, and ecosystem dynamics - are revealed and exploited. Nonlinear Dynamics, Mathematical Biology, and Social Science invites social scientists to relax - in some cases abandon - the predominant assumption of perfectly informed utility maximization and explore social dynamics from such perspectives as epidemiology and predator-prey theory. The volume includes a concentrated course on nonlinear dynamical systems
Agent zero : toward neurocognitive foundations for generative social science by Joshua M Epstein( Book )

2 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Final Volume of the Groundbreaking Trilogy on Agent-Based ModelingIn this pioneering synthesis, Joshua Epstein introduces a new theoretical entity: Agent Zero. This software individual, or "agent," is endowed with distinct emotional/affective, cognitive/deliberative, and social modules. Grounded in contemporary neuroscience, these internal components interact to generate observed, often far-from-rational, individual behavior. When multiple agents of this new type move and interact spatially, they collectively generate an astonishing range of dynamics spanning the fields of social conflict, psychology, public health, law, network science, and economics. Epstein weaves a computational tapestry with threads from Plato, Hume, Darwin, Pavlov, Smith, Tolstoy, Marx, James, and Dostoevsky, among others. This transformative synthesis of social philosophy, cognitive neuroscience, and agent-based modeling will fascinate scholars and students of every stripe. Epstein's computer programs are provided in the book or on its Princeton University Press website, along with movies of his "computational parables." Agent Zero is a signal departure in what it includes (e.g., a new synthesis of neurally grounded internal modules), what it eschews (e.g., standard behavioral imitation), the phenomena it generates (from genocide to financial panic), and the modeling arsenal it offers the scientific community. For generative social science, Agent Zero presents a groundbreaking vision and the tools to realize it"--
Agent zero : toward neurocognitive foundations for generative social science by Joshua M Epstein( Book )

16 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The final Volume of the Groundbreaking Trilogy on Agent-Based ModelingIn this pioneering synthesis, Joshua Epstein introduces a new theoretical entity: Agent Zero. This software individual, or "agent," is endowed with distinct emotional/affective, cognitive/deliberative, and social modules. Grounded in contemporary neuroscience, these internal components interact to generate observed, often far-from-rational, individual behavior. When multiple agents of this new type move and interact spatially, they collectively generate an astonishing range of dynamics spanning the fields of social conflict, psychology, public health, law, network science, and economics. Epstein weaves a computational tapestry with threads from Plato, Hume, Darwin, Pavlov, Smith, Tolstoy, Marx, James, and Dostoevsky, among others. This transformative synthesis of social philosophy, cognitive neuroscience, and agent-based modeling will fascinate scholars and students of every stripe. Epstein's computer programs are provided in the book or on its Princeton University Press website, along with movies of his "computational parables." Agent Zero is a signal departure in what it includes (e.g., a new synthesis of neurally grounded internal modules), what it eschews (e.g., standard behavioral imitation), the phenomena it generates (from genocide to financial panic), and the modeling arsenal it offers the scientific community. For generative social science, Agent Zero presents a groundbreaking vision and the tools to realize it."
U.S. maritime strategy : on course or cast adrift? by American Defense Institute Seminar( Visual )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a comprehensive examination of U.S. maritime strategy, including a discussion of the viability and affordability of the planned 600-ship navy. Analyzes the Navy's intentions for the deployment of these forces -- the aggressive, forward-based plans to meet and defeat the Soviet navy in critical sea areas. Debates whether the new maritime strategy is a responsible deterrent strategy, or a provocative appoach resulting in unnecessary risk
Generative social science studies in agent-based computational modeling by Joshua M Epstein( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nineteen hundred and eighty-seven defense budget by Joshua M Epstein( Book )

4 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

War with Iraq : What price victory? by Joshua M Epstein( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploring price-independent mechanisms in the obesity epidemic by Ross A Hammond( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Obesity is a rapidly growing epidemic in the United States and a major public health challenge worldwide. To counteract this epidemic effectively, better understanding of its mechanisms are needed -- we must understand not just what factors play a role, but how and why they matter. Most studies to date have focused on prices, technology, and the general availability of food. Less attention has been paid to the roles of social influence and the physiology of energy balance -- despite growing evidence that both play important roles. In this paper, we present some initial findings from our analysis of two non-price mechanisms for obesity: the physiology of dieting and socially influenced weight changes
Policy response to pandemic influenza : the value of collective action by Georgiy Vladimirovich Bobashev( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abstract: This paper examines positive externalities and complementarities in the use of antiviral pharmaceuticals to mitigate pandemic influenza. The paper demonstrates the presence of treatment externalities in simple epidemiological SIR models, and then through simulations of a Global Epidemiological Model, in which the pandemic spreads between cities through the international airline network, and between cities and rural areas through ground transport. While most treatment benefits are private, spillovers may mean that it is in the self-interest of rich countries to pay for some AV treatment in poor countries. The most cost-effective policy is for rich countries to donate doses to the outbreak source country; however, donating doses to poor countries in proportion to their populations may also be cost-effective. These results depend on the transmissibility of the flu strain, the efficacy of antivirals in reducing transmissibility and on the proportion of infectious that can be identified and treated
 
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Growing artificial societies : social science from the bottom up
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Epstein, Joshua M.

엡스타인, 조슈아 M. 1951-

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Controlling the greenhouse effect : five global regimes comparedGenerative social science : studies in agent-based computational modelingToward a containment strategy for smallpox bioterror : an individual-based computational approachNonlinear dynamics, mathematical biology, and social scienceGenerative social science studies in agent-based computational modeling