Using Empirical Data to Test Theoretically Grounded Operationalizations of Protest in an Agent-Based Model

Brandon Alcorn, Miguel Garces, Ian S. Lustick

In this paper we will report on an attempt at Validation & Verification of our agent-based country models using empirical “medium hostility” data from the W-ICEWS program. We will investigate how well our model compares to week-to-week changes in hostility in Bangladesh, Egypt, Pakistan, the Philippines, Thailand, and Venezuela.

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