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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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Research Output

Global competition dynamics of fossil fuels and renewable energy under climate policies and peak oil: A behavioural model

Zeppini, P. & van den Bergh, J. C. J. M., 1 Jan 2020, In : Energy Policy. 136, 110907.

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1 Citation (Scopus)

Diffusion with social reinforcement: the role of individual preferences

Mas Tur, E., Zeppini, P. & Frenken, K., 28 Feb 2018, In : Physical Review E. 97, 2, p. 1-9 9 p., 022302.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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5 Citations (Scopus)

Technology networks: the autocatalytic origins of innovation

Napolitano, L., Evangelou, E., Pugliese, E., Zeppini, P. & Room, G., 27 Jun 2018, In : Royal Society Open Science. 5, 6, p. 1-17 17 p., 172445.

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  • 6 Citations (Scopus)
    23 Downloads (Pure)
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    The arrival of the new

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

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    Thesis

    Essays on International and Environmental Economics: A Game-theoretic Approach

    Author: Elboghdadly, N. N., 19 Feb 2020

    Supervisor: Finus, M. (Supervisor), Rivas Ruiz, F. (Supervisor) & Zeppini, P. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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