Aleksandra Alorić is an assistant research professor at the Center for the Study of Complex Systems, Institute of Physics Belgrade.
She holds a PhD in Applied Mathematics from King's College London. For her thesis, she developed a stylized model of competing markets and adaptive agents to analyze spontaneous market fragmentation. Aleksandra's research interests are centered around mathematical modelling of collective behavior in socio-economic complex systems. Lately, she has been working on data-driven analysis in the field of knowledge production. Besides research, Aleksandra works passionately in science education and outreach.
Florian Artinger is co-founder and managing partner of Simply Rational - The Decision Institute, Professor of Digital Business at Berlin International University of Applied Sciences, and associated scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development. He received his PhD in Economics from the Max Planck Institute in 2012 and has been working as a researcher at the University of Warwick. His research centers on investigating how people make decisions when facing risk and uncertainty in their natural context. He has taught senior managers and financial analysts the arts and science of good decision making.
Yuji Aruka, economics professor; b. Bunkyo, Tokyo, Japan, Dec. 16, 1949; PhD in econs., Kyoto U., Japan. Sr. lectr. Chiba U. Commerce, Japan, 1980－83, assoc. prof., 1983－85, Chuo U., Tokyo, Japan, 1985－90, prof., 1990－2020. Mem. fgn. svc. exam com. Japanese Ministry of Fgn. Affairs, Tokyo, 1997－2005; President, Japan assn. evolutionary econs., 2015－2018. Editor-in-chief Evolutionary econs. and social complexity scis. (Springer), 2013－, Coordinating editor, Evolutionary and instl. econs. rev.(Springer), 2014－, Editorial board mem., J. econ. interaction and coordination (Springer), 2006－;Editorial board mem., Translational systems scis. (Springer), 2014－; Visiting appointments: ANU, Australia, 1-3/1990; W.-J. Goethe U, Frankfurt a/M, Germany, 4-6/1994, 11-12/2000; Clare Hall, Cambridge, UK, 7/1994-3/1995, ETH Zurich, 2/2010, 8/2011,2/2012; Mem. Clare Hall (life), U. Cambridge Alumni (life). Visiting Fellow, Institute of Economic Research, 4/2020-, Chuo University, 742-1 Higashinakano Tokyo Hachioji 192-0393 Japan. E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Elena Asparouhova is the Francis A. Madsen Professor of Finance at the the David Eccles School of Business. She received her doctorate degree in Social Sciences from the California Institute of Technology and her Masters in Statistics from Sofia University, Bulgaria. Prof. Asparouhova's research interests are in the area of theoretical and experimental financial economics. They include but are not confined to: the theory of asset pricing, experimental finance, general equilibrium theory, and econometrics. Her recent work has been centered on the effects of competition in financial markets under delegation and under asymmetric information, information percolation in dark markets, the role of perfect forecast in multi period markets, and market equilibration. She is also involved in experimental research on the interaction of humans and robots in financial markets. She is interested in using experimentation to test the theoretical predictions of standard models as well as to discover robust phenomena on which to build new theory where those models' predictions are known to be indeterminate. Her papers have received best paper awards at the Journal of Financial Markets and the Review of Finance. Her experimental research "Lucas in the Laboratory" was recently awarded the best paper at the Behavioral Finance and Capital Markets Conference in Australia. In addition, Prof. Asparouhova's research has been continuously funded by the National Science Foundation for the last ten years.
Yuri Biondi is senior tenured research fellow of the CNRS (IRISSO – University Paris Dauphine PSL) in Paris. Graduate of the Bocconi University of Milan (DES), of the University of Lyon (DEA, PhD), of the University of Brescia (PhD) and of the University of Paris I Sorbonne (HDR), he is founding editor of the Journal “Accounting, Economics and Law: A Convivium” and convener of the SASE Research Network devoted to “Accounting Economics and Law.” He is coordinator of the SIG devoted to 'Business and Financial Law' and Council Member of the European Law Institute (ELI). He was chairman of the Financial Accounting Standards Committee (FASC) of the American Accounting Association (AAA) from August 2011 to August 2013 (member since August 2010). His research interests include dynamic systems analysis; economic theory; corporate governance and social responsibility; financial, prudential and accounting regulation; governmental accounting and finances; sustainability, durable development, non-financial reporting and disclosure.
Peter Bossaerts is Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor and Professor of Experimental Finance and Decision Neuroscience at the University of Melbourne.
He pioneered the use of controlled experimentation (with human participants) in the study of financial markets. He also pioneered the use of decision and game theory in cognitive neuroscience, thereby helping establish the novel fields of neuroeconomics and decision neuroscience. Recently, he has started to use computer science to study human and market behavior under complexity.
He graduated with a PhD from UCLA, and spent most of his career at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). He also worked at Carnegie Mellon University and EPFL (ETH-Lausanne), among others. He is Fellow of the Econometric Society, the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, and the Society for The Advancement of Economic Theory.
Paul Brewer is a freelance Economist and works from his company Economic and Financial Technology Consulting LLC. He earned a BS in Physics and PhD in Social Science from the California Institute of Technology, where he studied Experimental Economics under Charles Plott in the early 1990s. Paul’s research (often co-authored with Plott) has involved both human and ZI/MI populated markets, combinatorial auctions for railroads and sea freight, crowdsourcing, unusual order flows, financial market intervention, market sniping and fairness. Paul is an advocate of open source software, releasing over 50 Github repositories.
He is currently developing cloud parallelized ZI/MI software and holds a Professional Cloud Architect certification from Google Cloud (2019-2021).
Edgardo Bucciarelli, Ph.D., is an Italian economist with specializations in complexity theory, experimental decision theory, mathematics and quantitative methods. Since 2001, he has been carrying on research in experimental economics, classical behavioral microeconomics, sustainability and development economics, and algorithmic social science research. Since 2006, he has been teaching Methodology of Economics, Development Economics, Experimental Economics, Cognitive Economics, and Macroeconomics. His main scientific articles appeared, among others, in the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of Post Keynesian Economics, Metroeconomica, Applied Economics, Computational Economics, Mind & Society, and other international journals. Several of his contributions appeared in Physica-Verlag and Springer-Nature Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems series, and Computational Intelligence and Complexity series, also working as an Editor since 2014. He is the project leader and founder with Shu-Heng Chen of the international conference on Decision Economics. At present, he is an associate professor of economics at the University of Chieti-Pescara (Italy), as well as a research affiliate at the Queensland University of Technology (Australia) and the University of Salamanca (Spain). Last but not least, he is very proud to be a member of the Herbert Simon Society!
Shu-Heng Chen is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Economics, National Chengchi University (NCCU), Taipei, Taiwan. He is currently the Director of the AI-ECON Research Center. He serves as the editor-in-chief of the Journal of New Mathematics and Natural Computation (World Scientific) and Journal of Economic Interaction and Coordination (Springer), and the editor for Computational Economics (Springer), Evolutionary and Institutional Economics Review (Springer), and Journal of Behavioral Economics for Policy. He was an associate editor for Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization from 2004 to 2014. Prof. Chen holds a PhD. in Economics from University of California at Los Angeles. His research interests include computational intelligence, agent-based computational economics, behavioral and experimental economics, neuroeconomics, computational social sciences, and digital humanities. He has more than 200 referred publications in international journals and edited book volumes. He has also authored, Agent-based Computational Economics: How the Ideas Originated and Where It Is Going (Routledge), and Agent-based Modeling and Network Dynamics (Oxford, co-authored with Akira Namatame). He had just finished the grand project on the Oxford Handbook of Computational Economics and Finance (with Mak Kaboudan and Yeh-Rong Du). He was invited as a keynote speaker at more than a score of international conferences. The recent ones include a keynote speech given at the 2014 World Congress on Social Simulation, São Paulo, Brazil, the 2015 Conference on Complex Systems at Arizona State University, US, and Artificial Economics 2017 at Tianjin University, China. He is also the winner of the 2014 NordSud International Prize Foundation Pescarabruzzo for Social Sciences. Chen’s full CV can be found at http://www.aiecon.org/staff/shc/E_Vita.htm
Dave Cliff is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Bristol, UK. He has previously held professorial faculty roles at the University of Southampton, UK; and at the MIT AI Lab, Cambridge, USA. He also worked for several years in industry, as a Department Scientist at Hewlett-Packard Labs Europe, and as a Trader and Director on the Foreign Exchange Complex Risk Desk at Deutsche Bank London. He has a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Leeds, and MA and PhD degrees in Cognitive Science from the University of Sussex. In 2013 he presented and co-wrote a prize-winning one-hour science documentary for BBC TV. He is a Fellow of the British Computer Society, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He likes to climb mountains.
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J. Doyne Farmer is Director of Complexity Economics at the Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School, and Baillie Gifford Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford. He is also an External Professor at the Santa Fe Institute. His current research is in economics, including financial stability, sustainability, technological change and economic simulation. He was a founder of Prediction Company, a quantitative automated trading firm that was sold to the United Bank of Switzerland in 2006. His past research spans complex systems, dynamical systems, time series analysis and theoretical biology. He founded the Complex Systems Group at Los Alamos National Laboratory, and while a graduate student in the 1970s he build the first wearable digital computer, which was successfully used to predict the game of roulette.
Shaun Gallagher is the Lillian and Morrie Moss Professor of Excellence in Philosophy at the University of Memphis, and Professorial Fellow at the School of Liberal Arts, University of Wollongong (AU).
He held the Humboldt Foundation Anneliese Maier Research Fellowship (2012-18).
His publications include Action and Interaction (2020); Enactivist Interventions: Rethinking the Mind (2017); The Neurophenomenology of Awe and Wonder (2015); Phenomenology (2012); The Phenomenological Mind (with Dan Zahavi, 2012); How the Body Shapes the Mind (2005). He is also editor-in-chief of the journal Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences.
Mauro Gallegati is Professor of Economics at the Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy. Pupil of Minsky, he had been Visiting Professor in many universities, among which include Stanford, MIT, Kyoto, University of Technology of Sydney and Columbia. He is associate member of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei. He is member of editorial boards of several scientific journals, and coordinated a number of European research projects. His research includes the analysis of economics as a complex system, economic fluctuations, financial fragility and interactive heterogenous agents models, on which he published numerous articles in scientific journals, many of which with Joseph Stiglitz.
Fan Gao is a PhD student in economics at School of Business, University of Leicester.
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Gerd Gigerenzer is Director of the Harding Center for Risk Literacy at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin and partner of Simply Rational - The Institute for Decisions. He is former Director of the Center for Adaptive Behavior and Cognition (ABC) at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Professor of Psychology at the University of Chicago and John M. Olin Distinguished Visiting Professor, School of Law at the University of Virginia. Awards for his work include the AAAS Prize for the best article in the behavioral sciences, and the Association of American Publishers Prize for the best book in the social and behavioral sciences. He wrote the award-winning books Calculated Risks, Gut Feelings: The Intelligence of the Unconscious, and Bounded Rationality (with Reinhard Selten, a Nobel Laureate in economics). Furthermore, he has trained U.S. federal judges, German physicians, and top managers in decision making and understanding risks and uncertainties.
Dan Gode is clinical professor at NYU Stern. Hereceived his BS in electronics engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, an MBA from Indian Institute of Management, and MS and Ph.D. in accounting and information systems from Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University.
Dan’s research interests include design of markets, experimental economics, and financial statement analysis. He teaches courses in accounting, finance, strategy, and business analytics.
Barbara Ikica is a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Sociology at the University of Zürich. She received her PhD in Mathematics from the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia in 2019. During her doctoral studies, she was a visiting researcher at Stanford University, ETH Zürich, and the University of Washington. Her research has mainly focused on (evolutionary) game theory, dynamical systems, graph theory, and (dynamic) networks. Her current research interests include data analysis, modelling, machine learning, and reinforcement learning, applied to phenomena in experimental economics and behavioural game theory.
Perke Jacobs is a doctoral candidate at the MPI for Human Development and an economist at the German federal chancellery. Previously, he studied statistics, economics, and psychology at Maastricht University, UCSD, and Tilburg University, and worked as a data scientist.
Dr. Jamal is the past Chair of the American Accounting Association’s Financial Accounting Standards Committee (FASC) which provides scholarly opinion and discussion to the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) in the U.S., The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) and The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Dr Jamal’s primary research focus is on : (1) Auditor balancing of fraud detection versus client satisfaction, (2) Disclosure and its effect on conflict of interest, and discussions with the audit committee, (3) Private markets for accounting and auditing, (4) Regulatory failure in auditing and (5) Persuasion, justification and interpersonal perception in auditing. Dr Jamal has numerous publications in research and professional journals in accounting, economics and psychology, published in Australia, Canada, the US, the UK, Japan and Taiwan. In 2010, Dr Jamal received the Haim Falk Award for Distinguished Contribution to Accounting Thought from the Canadian Academic Accounting Association (CAAA).
Simon Jantschgi is a doctoral student in Sociology, Computer Science and Mathematics at the Universities of Zurich & Grenoble-Alpes, who studied Mathematics at ETH Zurich.
He is a member of the UZH Zurich Center for Market Design and part of the Digital Society Initiative Excellence Program.
His main research interests include mathematical, behavioral and experimental game theory, especially market and mechanism design for dynamic online markets.
Sanjeev Kumar is a lecture of Health Economics and Health Policy in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Yale School of Public Health, Yale University. His research work largely revolves around the idea of how, and what all it will take, to make it easier to create and sustain a healthier life on our planet. Besides working on health economics and policies issues for the US, he has done extensive field-works involving randomized control trials and observational studies among the Bhil tribes of the Western India, on the issues around urban poverty in South Memphis, on healthcare delivery issues in Rwanda, and on topics related to health and functioning of market issues in Honduras. He also write poems, short stories, and plays during his leisure time; lately, he has been working on a play titled, Ridding the Zero, based on the debate around Isabel Wilkerson’s latest book, Caste.
Daniel Ladley is professor of finance at the University of Leicester. His research interests include market microstructure, banking and systematic risk, behavioural finance, computational finance and numerical approaches.
Simone Landini is senior researcher at the Socioeconomic Research Institute of Piedmont (IRES Piemonte), Turin, Italy. He holds a PhD in Mathematics for the Analysis of Financial Markets, had been awarded of an the INET Grant and had been a Visiting Fellow in the University of Technology of Sydney. His research interests include applied mathematics and quantitative methods for economics, finance, regional and social sciences, policy evaluation, agent-based modelling, complex systems and computational methods.
Stephan Leitner holds a doctoral degree in the field of Social Sciences and Economics and received the “venia legendi” (Habilitation for Business Economics) in 2018. He is affiliated to the University of Klagenfurt, where he is Associate Professor at the Department of Management Control and Strategic Management. His research mainly applies simulation-based research approaches to questions in the context of management science and the interconnection between organizational research and research on complex systems. Recent work is concerned with rendering neoclassical models into (agent-based) simulation models and the emergence mechanisms to control individual behavior, the emergence of coalitions among human decision-makers, behavioral control and social norms, and organizational learning.
Kenneth Lomas is in the newly created Blended Learning Technicians team at the University of Bristol helping students and staff with adapting to the new blended style of teaching. He is soon starting at Innovez as a Junior Developer to create IT solutions for energy trading companies. This year he completed his MEng Computer Science degree at the University of Bristol.
Antonio Mastrogiorgio is a behavioural and evolutionary economist. He is a member of the Laboratory for the Analysis of Complex Economic Systems (AXES) and of Neuroscience Lab of Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center (NS LAB) at the IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca (Italy). His research interests deal with economic behaviour, organizational neuroscience, heuristic decision-making and embodied rationality.
Michael Maier is the Associate Dean for Master’s Programs in the Alberta School of Business. A Ph.D. graduate of the University of Iowa, Michael has published in leading accounting and economics journals along with articles in accounting practitioner publications. Current research focuses on technology and decision making in accounting, banking, regulatory and market microstructure settings.
He has been recognized for teaching excellence at the University of Alberta as a two-time recipient of the McKenzie MBA Teaching Excellence Award.
Debrah Meloso is a member of faculty at Toulouse School of Business. Her interests
include experimental economics and finance, behavioral economics and microeconomics.
Shabnam Mousavi is a scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, with academic degrees in electrical engineering, economics and statistics. She has held university faculty positions in finance at Johns Hopkins and Georgia State and in statistics at Penn State. Her research on practical decision-making in business and in everyday life has been featured in Science News, Johns Hopkins Magazine, and Die Zeit. She is past president of the Society for the Advancement of Behavioral Economics, Editor-in-Chief for Mind and Society, and steering committee member at the Bank of Italy BEFAIRLY initiative. She is co-author/co-editor of Handbook of Behavioral Economics (2017), Behavioral Finance Revolution (2018), A Fast and Frugal Finance (2019), and Financial Education and Risk Literacy (2020). Currently, she is writing her book entitled Fast and Frugal Decision Making on the implications of the cognitive sciences for policymaking and the study of individual behavior and organizations. Her work and ideas have been recognized by a Wisdom Project grant from the University of Chicago, a Think Forward Initiative long-term grant from the ING bank, and an “Original –isn’t it?” award from the Volkswagen Foundation.
Rosemarie Rosemarie Nagel is an ICREA research professor at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra and Barcelona Graduate School of Economics and the director of BESlab-UPF. She is an experimental, behavioral, and neuro economist. Nagel received her Dr. rer. pol. in economics in 1994 from the University of Bonn with Reinhard Selten. In 1994-1995 she was a postdoctoral fellow with Alvin Roth, University Pittsburgh. Her research builds bridges between theory and human behavior with cognitive models developed through data in the laboratory, field, and with neuroscientific tools. She inspired a new behavioral economics direction with her step-level reasoning model developed in Keynesian Beauty Contest experiments, containing (Zero)-Intelligence through iterated best replies. Such models have been applied in microeconomics, behavioral macroeconomics, finance, neuroeconomics, management and business research, psychology, and computer science. She has published in leading journals in economics, business, psychology, natural science as in the American Economic Review, Strategic Management Journal, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), and in the popular press as Financial Times, Spektrum der Wissenschaft.
Heinrich Nax is a behavioral game theorist, educated in economics and philosophy (logic & scientific method), currently SNF Assistant Professor at UZH and Privatdozent at ETH. Previously at London School of Economics, Oxford, École normale sup (Paris School of Economics), Johns Hopkins and Yale (Cowles Foundation), my research interests include (Experimental/Behavioral) Market Design and Learning in Games applied to Markets and Collective Goods.
Enrico Petracca is a Research Associate at the School of Economics, Management and Statistics of the University of Bologna. After having been trained as an economist (Bocconi University and University of Bologna), he earned a Ph.D. in History and Philosophy of Science from the University of Bologna. His research interests are at the intersection between embodied cognitive science, decision-making, and philosophy of mind. Among other outlets, his work has recently been published in Frontiers in Psychology, Journal of Institutional Economics, Journal of Economic Methodology.
Charles Raymond Plott is the William D. Hacker Professor of Economics and Political Science at the California Institute of Technology, Director, Laboratory for Experimental Economics and Political Science, and a pioneer in the field of experimental economics and political science. His research is focused on the basic principles of process performance and the use of those principles in the design of new, decentralized processes to solve complex problems. Applications are found in mechanisms for allocating complex items such as the markets for pollution permits in Southern California, the FCC auction of licenses for Personal Communication Systems, the auctions for electric power in California, the allocation of landing rights at the major U.S. airports, access of private trains to public railway tracks, access to natural gas pipelines, the allocation of licenses for offshore aquaculture sites, the combinatorial sale of fleets of vehicles, and the application of complex procurements. Plott has contributed extensively to the development and application of a laboratory experimental methodology in the fields of economics and political science
Daniela Puzzello is a Professor of Economics at Indiana University.
Professor Puzzello’s research interests are in economic theory, experimental economics and monetary economics. Her research integrates theory and experiments to study social norms of exchange, welfare improving trading institutions, mispricing in asset markets and the impact of monetary policies on economic outcomes.
Daniela’s research has been published in several journals, including American Economic Review, Econometrica, Journal of Economic Theory, Economic Theory, European Economic Review, Games and Economic Behavior, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of Mathematical Economics and Journal of Monetary Economics. She is Co-editor in Chief of Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Associate Editor for Economic Theory and an Editor of B. E. Journal of Theoretical Economics.
Larry Samuelson is the A. Douglas Melamed Professor of Economics at Yale University, where he was the director of the Cowles Foundation from 2014-2020. Samuelson earned his B.A. from the University of Illinois in 1974 and his Ph. d. in Economics from the University of Illinois in 1978. He has previously held faculty positions at the university of Florida, Syracuse University, Penn state University and the University of Wisconsin. He works in economic theory, with a particular interest in game theory. His areas of specialization include the evolutionary foundations of economic behavior, the theory of repeated games, and non-Bayesian models of behavior. He has served as a co-editor of Econometrica, the American Economic Review (Insights); the president of the Game Theory Society, and in various roles of the Econometric Society. He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society and the American Academy for the Arts and Sciences.
Shyam Sunder is the James L. Frank Professor of Accounting, Economics, and Finance at the Yale School of Management and Professor in the Department of Economics. He is a pioneer in the fields of experimental finance and experimental macroeconomics. Dr. Sunder has won many awards for his research that includes ten books and more than 200 articles in the leading journals of accounting, economics and finance, as well as in popular media. He is a past president of the American Accounting Association, former director of the Millstein Center for Corporate Governance and Performance at Yale, honorary research director of Great Lakes Institute of Management in Chennai, and distinguished fellow of the Center for Study of Science and Technology Policy in Bengaluru.
Elizabeth Viloudaki is currently Editor/Senior Administrative Assistant to Faculty at the Yale School of Management. She has worked in a dedicated capacity for several senior faculty members both at the Yale Medical School and the Yale School of Management. Her most loved experiences include editing faculty research papers for submission to leading academic journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization to name a few, as well as editing academic books. Her career in editing both freelance and full time along with executive support has spanned various industries such as print, military, consulting, import/export retail, financial services, international manufacturing, home building and education. Her most recent accomplishment includes planning, organizing and launching this First Conference on Zero- and Minimal-Intelligence Agents as well as creating its website and continuing to support this ongoing, newly-created community.
Iryna Veryzhenko is an assistant professor in Quantitative Finance at Conservatoire National des Arts et Metiers in Paris (France). She received her Master in Applied Mathematics and Computer Sciences at the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (Ukraine). She holds a PhD in Finance from IAE Paris - Sorbonne Business School in Paris. Her research is mainly focused on market microstructure, high-frequency and algorithmic trading, market regulation, and artificial market modelling.
Friederike Wall is Full Professor and Head of the Department of Management Control and Strategic Management at the University of Klagenfurt, Austria. She earned both her Diploma for Business Economics in 1988 and her Doctoral degree in 1991 at the Georg-August-Universitaet Goettingen, Germany. In 1996 she received the “venia legendi” (Habilitation for Business Economics) from the University of Hamburg, Germany. After being a scientific Project Referent for Accounting in the context of the implementation of SAP R/3 at Max-Planck Society, Munich, Germany she became Full Professor of Business Administration, esp. Controlling and Information Management at the Universitaet Witten/Herdecke, Germany. Friederike Wall’s scientific work focuses on Agent-based Computational Economics applied to organizational science. Her research activities are directed towards distributed decision-making and coordination in organizations, management control systems and the quality of the information employed in decision-making. Her research approach is defined by agent-based simulation methods and agent-based technologies.
Rob Axtell is Professor of Computational Social Science at George Mason University and External Professor at the Santa Fe Institute. He works at the intersection of economics and multi-agent systems computer science. His recent work concerns creating large-scale agent-based computational models of whole economies, focusing on the U.S. private sector. This work is described in his forthcoming book “Dynamics of Firms: Data, Theories, and Models” (MIT Press). Professor Axtell is co-author of “Growing Artificial Societies: Social Science from the Bottom Up” (MIT Press), an early statement of the feasibility of doing social science with agent-based models. His research has appeared in “Science,” “Nature,” “PNAS,” and leading field journals.