19 December 2016
19:00 - 20:30

Birzhevaya Linia 14, lit. A, St. Petersburg

Society in the epoch of climate change: water, energy and the circular economy
How non-marginal changes in economic systems can be studied using agent-based computational economics
The lecture is of interest for:
If you study economics, ecology, urban studies or computer science you will be interested in learning how these different fields can be merged into one interdisciplinary research project.
Are you active in the fields of circular economy, environmental policies or computer modeling? Come and learn new techniques and approaches.
Researchers and professors
Join the conversation to share your knowledge and expertise with colleague from the Netherlands. Learn more about agent-based computational economic models.
The wider public
Learn about the impact climate change has on both micro and macro levels of society. Do you think that individuals can make a difference? Come to the lecture and hear what others are saying.
Main topics
Climate change and socio-economic systems
It is becoming increasingly clear that climate change will cause substantial disruption to socio-economic systems around the world. Climate mitigation and adaptation measures are vital and require careful analysis of economic costs and benefits. While scientists can foresee the possible crossing of thresholds and the triggering of abrupt and irreversible changes in the climate-economy system, the development of models to study their emergence and effects is still quite challenging.
Existing models are not sufficient
Most models are designed to study marginal changes only. However, it has become apparent that climate-induced risks and behavioural changes amplified by social interactions affect economic choices, as well as the potential for associated emissions and damages.
Agent-based modeling as a new tool
We will learn how non-marginal changes in economic systems may emerge from the bottom up and how this can be studied using agent-based computational economics. The agent-based models could serve as virtual social science laboratories to test the cumulative impacts of alternatively behavioral assumptions, as well as the effects of various policies beyond traditional market-based ones.
Tatiana Filatova
Associate Professor at the CSTM department at the University of Twente
Member the Young Academy of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (DJA/KNAW)

From 2009 to 2015 Filatova worked as an economist at Deltares, a Dutch policy-oriented think tank.
Her research focuses on exploring how behavioural changes at the micro level could lead to critical transitions (tipping points/regime shifts/non-marginal changes) at the macro level in complex adaptive human-environment systems.
Filatova studies these processes in relation to climate change economics (adaptation and mitigation).
She is particularly interested in the relationship between the policies and aggregated outcomes of individual stakeholder decisions in the context of spatial and environmental policy-making. The issue of social interactions affecting economic behaviour is highly relevant here. Filatova uses agent-based modelling (ABM) combined with surveys and laboratory experiments.
Monday, December 19, 2016
St. Petersburg
Institute of Design and Urban Studies, ITMO
Birzhevaya Linia 14, lit. A, room 515
The lecture is organized in cooperation with
Tilda Publishing
The lecture is organized in cooperation with
Tilda Publishing