Graduate Workshop in Computational Economics
A Simple(?) Homework Problem (1998)
Solutions to the standing ovation problem (1995-97).
Is That Seat Taken?
Consider the following situation:
The doors have just been opened to an auditorium, and students, anticipating
yet another brilliant economics lecture, begin to file in and take seats.
Model, using whatever techniques you desire,
the process of seating in the auditorium.
- Explicitly state your model.
- Summarize any results.
- Suggest some potentially interesting future directions for
Suggest some social scenarios that could be usefully modeled
using such a process.
Potential Solutions (to submit your solution, email them to
and William Vachula (1998 GWS)
used a model with
multiple types and walkways.
and Susan Lee (1998 GWS)
wanted people to get
a little help from their
and Justin Smith (1998 GWS)
thought about a
Tetrified their audiences.
and James Warnick (1998 GWS)
dynamic seating patterns.
John H. Miller ,