Assessing maritime customs process re-engineering using agent-based simulation

F. Jordan Srour, Neil Yorke-Smith

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Abstract

Case studies 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, this paper studies potential anti-corruption policies in the maritime customs context. We detail an agent-based simulation calibrated on the processes of an archetypal Mediterranean container port (where in-group relationships contribute to a situation of endemic corruption), and describe 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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2016 International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, AAMAS
PublisherInternational Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (IFAAMAS)
Pages786-795
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781450342391
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
EventAAMAS 2016 : 15th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 9 May 201613 May 2016
Conference number: 15
https://sis.smu.edu.sg/aamas2016

Conference

ConferenceAAMAS 2016
Abbreviated titleAAMAS
Country/TerritorySingapore
CitySingapore
Period9/05/1613/05/16
Internet address

Keywords

  • Agent-based simulation
  • Customs
  • Ethics
  • Policy analysis

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