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Selected Challenges in the Social Sciences: Modeling and Simulation Approaches


Date Speaker
19.02.2008 Christoph Hauert,
Harvard University (USA)
  Volunteering and Punishment in Public Goods Games  
26.02.2008 Klaus G. Troitzsch,
University of Koblenz-Landau (D)
  The Garbage Can Model of Organisational Behaviour

Revisited: Task Allocation and Cooperation in Teams

04.03.2008 Lars-Erik Cederman,
ETH Zurich
  Towards a Non-Equilibrium Approach to Political Violence  
11.03.2008 Thomas Lux,
University of Kiel (D)
  Rational Expectations or Social Opinion Dynamics? Identification of Interaction Effects in a Business Climate Survey  
18.03.2008 Wolfgang Weidlich,
University of Stuttgart (D)
  Dynamics of Political Opinion Formation Including Catastrophe Theory Link
01.04.2008 Rainer Hegselmann,
University of Bayreuth (D)
  Opinion Dynamics and Bounded Confidence  
08.04.2008 Hartmut Rosa ,
University of Jena (D)
  Competition as the key factor for social acceleration
15.04.2008 Gerd Gigerenzer,
Max Planck Institute Berlin (D)
  Can heuristics be rational?  
22.04.2008 Nigel Gilbert,
University of Surrey (UK)
  Social, Evolutionary and Individual Learning in Agent Societies: Reflections on the NEWTIES Experience Link
29.04.2008 Werner Raub,
Utrecht University (NL)
  Embeddedness effects on trust: evidence fromĀ  survey research, vignette studies, and a lab experiment PDF
06.05.2008 Fredrik Liljeros,
University of Stockholm (S)
  Growing Social Networks  
13.05.2008 Peter Sheridan Dodds,
University of Vermont (USA)
  Social and Biological Contagion  
20.05.2008 Thomas Voss,
University of Leipzig (D)
  The Emergence of Norms - Game Theoretic Models and Empirical Evidence  
27.05.2008 Douglas R. White,
University of California Irvine (USA)
  Complex Social-Circles and Feedback Networks  


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