Tackling climate change: eco-oriented behaviors and economic policies

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.


Session chairs

  • Michael Roos (Ruhr-Universität Bochum)
  • Paola D’Orazio (Ruhr-Universität Bochum)

Contact: paola.dorazio@rub.de

Keywords: agent-based modeling, complexity economics, eco-oriented behavior, environmental innovation, structural change, climate change


List of presentations

AuthorsTitleType of SubmissionPresentation Time
Hazem Krichene, Hiroyasu Inoue, Takashi Isogai and Abhijit ChakrabortyA model of indirect losses of negatives shocks in production and financeFull paper30 min
Matteo Coronese, Martina Occelli, Francesco Lamperti and Andrea RoventiniNo land for old men: agriLOWE, an evolutionary approach to agriculture and climate changeFull paper30 min
Marie Lisa Kapeller, Georg Jäger and Manfred FüllsackSocial Norms and the Threat of Climate Change: An Agent-Based Model to investigate Pro-Environmental BehaviourFull paper30 min
Mike BithellCreating a model of the Earth System (MOTES): some experiences with parallel ABMFull paper30 min
Roman Seidl, Jonas Sonnenschein and Luis MundacaAssessing A Personal Carbon Trading Scheme With An Agent-Based ModelExtended abstract15 min
Kasper Lange, Gijsbert Korevaar, Inge Oskam and Paulien HerderAgent-based model of actor negotiation behavior for exploring economic robustness of Industrial SymbiosisExtended abstract15 min
Paola D'Orazio, Lilit Popoyan and Marco ValenteAssessing the role of green prudential regulation: an agent-based approachExtended abstract15 min
Tatiana FilatovaExploring structural shifts in cities under climate-driven risks with computational economic agent-based modelExtended abstract15 min
Marco Catola and Silvia LeoniInnovation and lobbying in a Cournot competition Agent-Based modelExtended abstract15 min