Anagent-basedmodel was created to capture the spatio-temporal dynamics of the economy at the level of a Dutch province. After 1945, Noord-Brabant has been subject to an active program of economic development through the stimulation of pig husbandry. This has had far-reaching effects on its economy, landscape, and environment. The simulation is at institutional level, with typical stakeholder groups, lobbies, and political parties playing a role in determining policies that in turn determine economic, spatial and ecological outcomes. It allows to experiment with alternative scenarios based on two political dimensions: local versus global issues, and economic versus social responsibility priorities. The paper describes the model and presents examples of outcomes showing disconnect and reconnect. The model shows very strong sensitivity to political context. It can serve as a reference model for other cases where “artificial institutional economy” is attempted.