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Research interests

Paolo Zeppini is interested in all phenomena of `emergence' in complex economic systems, where non-linearities and structure characterise the aggregation of individual action into population behaviour.

With the lesn of coplexity, Paolo studies the interplay between human behaviour and ecological systems, the economics and policy analysis of sustainable transitions, and the evolutionary dynamics of financial markets.

He develops simple tractable models of human behaviour with heterogeneous agents, social interactions and multiple equilibria, using a multidisciplinary approach that builds on game theory, network theory, statistical mechanics and evolutionary thinking.

The main themes in this context are the emergence of cooperation in economic - ecological systems, the sudden transitions that characterize collective behaviour, and ultimately the question whether the endogenous emergence of cooperation is a viable alternative to binding political agreements in the quest for a solution to our pressing global environmental problems.

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Innovation Engineering & Materials Science
innovation Social Sciences
Chaos theory Engineering & Materials Science
Economics Engineering & Materials Science
model Social Sciences
explanation Social Sciences
social behavior Social Sciences
physics Social Sciences

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Research Output 2011 2018

Diffusion with social reinforcement: the role of individual preferences

Mas Tur, E., Zeppini, P. & Frenken, K. 1 Feb 2018 In : Physical Review E. 97, 2, 9 p., 002300

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Open Access
2 Citations

The arrival of the new

Marengo, L. & Zeppini, P. Mar 2016 In : Journal of Evolutionary Economics. 26, 1, p. 171-194 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
3 Citations

A discrete choice model of transitions to sustainable technologies

Zeppini, P. Apr 2015 In : Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. 112, p. 187-203

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Discrete choice models
Social interaction
Social networks

Networks, Percolation, and Demand

Zeppini, P. & Frenken, K. 2015 Bath, U. K.: Department of Economics, University of Bath, (Bath Economics Research Working Papers; vol. 38/15)

Research output: Working paper

Open Access
Diffusion model
Social networks
Information flow
Diffusion process
Phase transition