Makarov V.L., Bakhtizin A.R. How Public Goods can generate regional structure: simulations on the agent-based model / Conference Proceedings (edited by Bruce Edmonds and Nigel Gilbert). The 6th Conference of the European Social Simulation Association, 14th - 18th September, 2009, University of Surrey, Guildford, United Kingdom.
Regional structure varies substantially across countries. The number of tiers and size of municipalities, counties, lands are quite different. We designed an agent- based model, where it is easy to vary the extent of homogeneity of population and the rules of interactions between agents and evolved jurisdictions. Simulations show big variety of evolved regional structures. It is interesting that most sensitive parameter is a horizon of agent’s vision.