Feb 28, 2017: Tatiana Filatova: Decisions, interactions and expectations formation in agent based models of coupled social-ecological systems

February 28, 2017Decisions, interactions and expectations formation in agent based models of coupled social-ecological systems
Room: HB 2BTatiana Filatova
12:30-13:30

In this talk I would like to present some of the agent-based computational models that we develop and use at BMS. An agent-based model (ABM) is “a computerized simulation of a number of decision-makers (agents) and institutions, which interact through prescribed rules” (Farmer and Foley, 2009, in Nature 460: 685-686). It is one of the core methods used to study adaptive complex systems, of which our socio-economic system is a vivid example. In this presentation I discuss how non-marginal changes in economic systems may emerge from the bottom up, and how this can be studied using agent-based computational economics. I present a few examples with applications to climate change adaptation and mitigation, focusing on modelling decentralized housing and energy markets using ABMs. The examples come from a number of projects including NWO VENI, EU FP7 COMPLEX and Digging Into Data MIRACLE.

About the speaker:
Tatiana Filatova is Adjunct Professor at the CSTM department at the University of Twente. From 2009 she also worked as an economist at the Dutch policy-oriented knowledge institute Deltares. She has been a research visitor at George Mason University (USA) for about 1.5 years between 2007–2009, and in few other schools including Australian National University (Australia). From 2014 Tatiana is the member of the UT Young Academy (JA@UT) and since 2016 – the member of ‘De Jonge Akademie’ of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (DJA/KNAW). More information about Tatiana’s research: http://tatianafilatova.weebly.com/