In the past decades, the research community from different disciplines has agreed on the compelling need to tackle climate change because of the natural, social and economic disruption it risks generating. The implementation of policies aimed at climate mitigation and adaptation depends, on the one side, on the economic policies implemented at countries’ level and, on the other side, on the role of consumers’ preferences and their behaviors in affecting the structural change.
This special session encourages the submission of papers that combine evolutionary economics concepts and methods, complex adaptive systems approach and environmental economics concerns to study the patterns of transition toward a sustainable and low-carbon economy.
In particular, the special session aims at gathering contributions offering new insights into the following topics:
- Individual and collective agency problems in the context of macroeconomics and political economy
- The contribution of technological innovation to solving fundamental environmental and climate change issues
- Eco-oriented consumer behaviors and (sustainable) structural change in agent-based models
- The role of attitudes and values in economic decision making
- Environmental innovation, structural change and socio-ecological transitions in agent-based models
- Modeling economic policies to address climate change in agent-based models.
A selection of contributed papers will be proposed for inclusion in a special issue of a scientific journal (contacts are in progress and details will be announced during the conference). We highly welcome original theoretical works (simulation models) that formalize such alternative approaches and/them to specific and questions. As we proclaim a lack of integration of the different approaches, or at least a lack of overview, comprehensive review papers that tackle any of the issues mentioned above are also highly welcome.
- Michael Roos (Ruhr-Universität Bochum)
- Paola D’Orazio (Ruhr-Universität Bochum)
Keywords: agent-based modeling, complexity economics, eco-oriented behavior, environmental innovation, structural change, climate change
List of presentations
|Authors||Title||Type of Submission||Presentation Time|
|Hazem Krichene, Hiroyasu Inoue, Takashi Isogai and Abhijit Chakraborty||A model of indirect losses of negatives shocks in production and finance||Full paper||30 min|
|Matteo Coronese, Martina Occelli, Francesco Lamperti and Andrea Roventini||No land for old men: agriLOWE, an evolutionary approach to agriculture and climate change||Full paper||30 min|
|Marie Lisa Kapeller, Georg Jäger and Manfred Füllsack||Social Norms and the Threat of Climate Change: An Agent-Based Model to investigate Pro-Environmental Behaviour||Full paper||30 min|
|Mike Bithell||Creating a model of the Earth System (MOTES): some experiences with parallel ABM||Full paper||30 min|
|Roman Seidl, Jonas Sonnenschein and Luis Mundaca||Assessing A Personal Carbon Trading Scheme With An Agent-Based Model||Extended abstract||15 min|
|Kasper Lange, Gijsbert Korevaar, Inge Oskam and Paulien Herder||Agent-based model of actor negotiation behavior for exploring economic robustness of Industrial Symbiosis||Extended abstract||15 min|
|Paola D'Orazio, Lilit Popoyan and Marco Valente||Assessing the role of green prudential regulation: an agent-based approach||Extended abstract||15 min|
|Tatiana Filatova||Exploring structural shifts in cities under climate-driven risks with computational economic agent-based model||Extended abstract||15 min|
|Marco Catola and Silvia Leoni||Innovation and lobbying in a Cournot competition Agent-Based model||Extended abstract||15 min|