Exploring the Impact of Innovation Policies in Economic Environments with Self-Regulating Agents in Multi-level Complex Systems

  • Francesco Niglia
  • Dimitri Gagliardi
  • Cinzia Battistella
Conference paper


This work aims at exploring the possibilities offered by agent-base modelling techniques in explaining the mechanisms underlying the outreaching effects of policy measures and a platform in support of policy evaluation. This aim is accomplished by modelling and simulating the organisations’ and systems’ reactions through the implementation of alternative strategies. In order to validate and showcase the application of agent-based modelling as a policy impact assessment tool, the team has concentrated its effort on the agro-food domain of the Puglia Region of Italy. This paper provides a first evaluation of the application of a legal framework fostering organic products and reducing the OGM goods.


Supply Chain Durum Wheat Policy Evaluation Innovation Policy Buffer Agent 
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The authors gratefully acknowledge fundings from the Regione Puglia under POR Puglia 2007–2013, Asse I – linea di Intervento 1.1 – Azione 1.1.2 “Aiuti agli investimenti in Ricerca per le PMI”. The results presented in this paper are based on the research and development activities of the project MAESTRO. Usual disclaimers apply


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Francesco Niglia
    • 1
  • Dimitri Gagliardi
    • 2
  • Cinzia Battistella
    • 3
  1. 1.R&D ICT Unit, Innova SpARomeItaly
  2. 2.Manchester Institute of Innovation Research, MBSUniversity of ManchesterManchesterUK
  3. 3.Department of Electrical, Management and Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of UdineUdineItaly

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