In this seminar, Associate Professor Neil Yorke-Smith will describe how agent-based simulation can help assess anti-corruption policies in the maritime customs context.
Case studies in the literature report that corruption is not easily combated by policy changes, and that reform policies can have unexpected side-effects in practice.
Using agent-based simulation, we study potential anti-corruption policies in the maritime customs context.
We describe an agent-based simulation calibrated on the processes of an archetypal Mediterranean container port, and report insights gained about the costs and benefits of various reform policies.
Results from the simulation model provide commentary on cases reported in the literature, and offer novel evaluation of policies involving process re-engineering.
About the speaker
Neil Yorke-Smith is an Associate Professor of Business Information and Decision Systems at the Suliman S. Olayan School of Business, American University of Beirut.
His research interests include agent-based modelling, planning and scheduling, social simulation, and their real-world applications.
He holds a PhD from Imperial College London. Publications available at: www.aub.edu.lb/~nysmith
Registration and bookings
Seminars are free and open to the general public. No booking is necessary, but you may register your interest via Facebook.