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An Overview of Rule Configurations

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dc.contributor.author Ostrom, Elinor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-31T15:18:23Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-31T15:18:23Z
dc.date.issued 1983 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2002-10-30 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2002-10-30 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/4525
dc.description.abstract From Page 1: "In an earlier paper entitled 'The Elements of An Action Situation,' I identified the generic elements of actions situations used by analysts to construct a wide variety of important types of analytical models including market, hierarchical, and bargaining models and formal games of all types. The elements are participants, positions, action sets, outcomes, information, control, and costs/benefits. They are related together in the following manner: <ul> <li> Participants are assigned to positions.</li> <li>Action sets are assigned to positions.</li> <li>Actions are linked to outcomes.</li> <li>Information is available about action/outcome linkages.</li> <li>Control is exercised over action/outcome linkages.</li> <li>Costs/benefits are assigned to action sets and outcome sets.</li> </ul> "Participants (who can be represented by alternative models) assigned to positions choose among actions in light of the information and control they have over action/outcome linkages and the rewards and/or costs assigned to actions and outcomes. "The relationships among the various parts of the action situation are represented within the circle on Figure 1. When an analyst takes each of these working parts as givens, no further inquiry is made as to the cause or source of a particular element. Using a particular model of the individual participant, the analyst predicts the likely outcomes and potentially evaluates the pattern of outcomes using suchcriteria as efficiency, equity, and error proneness. The analyst can construct two or more action situations in order to compare the predicted outcomes and evaluate which situation leads to the more preferred set of results. At this level of analysis, the analyst is limited in what can be said about how to create situations leading to a more preferred set of results or how to alter situations leading to adverse results so as to improve their performance." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject rules en_US
dc.subject Workshop en_US
dc.subject action research en_US
dc.subject institutional analysis--IAD framework en_US
dc.title An Overview of Rule Configurations en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
dc.subject.sector Theory en_US
dc.submitter.email adingman@indiana.edu en_US

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