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Angel Sánchez: Humans as social subjects - placing interactions in context

  • Date: Feb 2, 2017
  • Time: 16:00 - 17:00
  • Speaker: Angel Sánchez from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
  • For more information on Angel Sánchez, please check http://www.anxosanchez.eu
  • Location: MPI Plön
  • Room: Lecture hall
  • Host: Manfred Milinski


In the last few years, there has been an increasing interest in trying to understand human societies from the paradigm of complex systems. In this context, the key to make progress is to have an accurate description of how people interact with each other, as interactions are the basic ingredient to understand emergent societal phenomena. In this talk, I will present a few examples of work in this direction, consisting of experiments in an economic style to which we have tried to add a social dimension. Time permitting, I will discuss cooperation on social networks when (possibly fake) reputation is available, collaboration in a strongly hierarchical society, social interactions in varying contexts and climate change mitigation with inhomogeneous resources. I will finish by introducing the work we are doing within the H2020 project IBSEN (http://www.ibsen-h2020.eu) as an opportunity soon to be available for researchers in this field.

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