Call 2019 Summer School on Computational Methods and Agent Based Modelling

Dear Young Scholars,

The Financial Stability and Complexity Economics Working Groups are delighted to announce a new call for participants to the Summer School on Computational Methods and Agent Based Modelling in Economics on Dec 02th to 06th, 2019 Curitiba – Brazil.

Agent-based simulation models are becoming an essential tool in economics and other social sciences to study complex systems at different levels of aggregation.
Along with these opportunities come the challenges related to programming, abiding to a robust protocol and properly communicating the model and results.
This course will provide students with the necessary skills to design, implement, and analyze robust agent based models.
This week-long full-time intensive course will provide PhD students and young researchers with the technical and methodological skills required to successfully develop and analyze simulation models in a research project, such as a PhD or a paper.

The summer school is addressed to highly motivated graduate and PhD students as well as researchers and experienced modellers interested in computational social sciences.

Teaching staff

  •  Prof. Marco Valente (University of L’Aquila)  Dr. Tommaso Ciarli (University of Sussex)
  •  Prof. João Basilio Pereima (UFPR)
  •  Prof. Marcelo Pereira (UNICAMP)
  •  Dr.FranciscoGabardo(UFPR)

Application Procedure
Application deadline is 25-October 2019. Candidates should upload PDF files in English contenting the following parts:

  •  CV,
  •  Motivation letter (max 2 pages)
  •  Where available, a short project describing the model they would be interested in developing (max 2 page),
  •  Motivation letter for funding, where needed.
    Applicants should fill the on-line form and upload relevant material at the following link:
    Selection process will be disclosed until 01-November.
  • Participation Fee and Travel Support*
    Participation in the summer school is free of charge. The number of participants is restricted to 20.
  • Travel Assistance for Foreign Students*
    Financial assistance for travel expenses of up to US$ 100,00 (domestic) or US$ 300,00 (international) from INET-TSI is available. Assistance is limited and interested students should apply for it when filling in the above form.
  • Local expenses*
    All students are responsible for local expenses, such as lunches, dinners and accommodation. The local organisers will provide subsidized lunch and dinner (US$ 1,45 each) in the canteen and coffee breaks. Vegetarian and vegan food are available.

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