Recently social sciences, especially economics, have incorporated in its methodology aspects related to complexity. The extraordinary increase in the current availability of statistical information as well as in computing power, allows changing the top-down orientation that has traditionally characterized social sciences research by a bottom-up approach, rather less limited when representing the real behavior of economic agents and their relationships. In particular, the use of methodologies like agent-based simulation, along with network analysis and processing of large databases, allows to explain the aggregate behavior of society and its economy as an emergent phenomena arising from the individual actions of its members.
The group’s goal is to apply the techniques of complexity analysis in the field of economics and other social sciences, with particular attention to spatial, technological and environmental issues.
|Dr. Carrillo-Hermosilla is currently a Tenured Professor at the department of Economics and Business of the University of Alcalá (Spain). Previously, he chaired the department of Economic Environment of Business and co-founded the Centre for Eco-intelligent Management at IE Business School. He has dedicated the last few years to researching sustainable technological change and new policy and management models that address the environmental challenge in an innovative way.|
|Josefa García-Grande||Dr. García-Grande is Professor of the University of Alcalá (Spain). Previously, she has been Professor of Economics at the University of Valladolid, in the Carlos III University, professor and researcher at the University Jonh F. Kennedy in Buenos Aires, director of the PhD in Economic and Monetary Integration in Europe and in the Master in Globalisation and Development Economic, at the University Research Institute Ortega y Gasset in Madrid. She was a member of the Study on the Situation and Prospects of the General State Administration appointed by the Ministry of Public Administration. She has published several books and articles on the CAP, agri-food economy and industrial economy.|
|José Mª López-Morales||Dr. José María López Morales is Professor at the Department of Economics at the University of Alcala (Spain). He has been Researcher at the University Research Institute Ortega y Gasset in Madrid where he has coordinated several Masters and Doctorates programs. Prof. López Morales holds a PhD in Economics from Complutense University of Madrid and a Master in European Economics from University Research Institute Ortega y Gasset. His main research areas the last few years include sectoral studies of the Spanish economy, especially in the field of tourism economy.|
|Carlos Mir Fernández||Dr. Carlos Mir is Professor at the Department of Economics and Business of the University of Alcalá (Spain). Deputy Director of training department in the Professional Association of Auditors (CPAs) in Spain. Occasional opinionated in El Economista. Prof. Carlos Mir holds a PhD in Business and Administration from de University of Alcalá and a Master in Auditing. He has dedicated the last few years to researching in entrepreneurship and in accounting policies for financial instruments and the application of fair value. He is interesting in singularity and technological innovation and its application in Social Science (especially in accounting).|
|Federico Pablo-Martí||Dr. Pablo-Martí is Professor at the Department of Economics and a research associate of the Institute for Economic and Social Analysis at the University of Alcala (Spain). He has been Visiting Researcher at the Institute for Development Strategies in the University of Indiana (USA). His main research areas include Regional Economics and Agent Based Simulation. He has been adviser of the Ministry of Industry of the Spanish Government and the European Commission. Prof. Pablo-Martí holds a PhD in Economics from University of Alcala and a Master in Industrial Economics from Universidad Carlos III.|
Dr. Sonia Quiroga (Ph.D. on Economics, Complutense University, 2006) is currently, associate professor at the Department of Economics of the University of Alcala. Her research focuses on the quantitative relations of climate and economy specially
understanding the climate risk implications on agriculture, ecosystems and health, and the potential co-benefits on integrated adaptation measures. Methodological approaches include the econometric estimation of empirical relationships, CGE modeling, public participation methods and risk management tools among others. She has been part of several national and international projects funded by the European Commission, World Bank, World Meteorological Organization or United Nations Framework for Climate Change among others. She has published in a variety of international research journals such as Regional Environmental Change, Climate Change, Agricultural Systems, European Review of Agricultural Economics, etc.
|Totti Könnölä||Dr. Totti Könnölä is Managing Director of Insight Foresight Institute. He is experienced consultant and manager in the realm of innovation, sustainability and strategic policy intelligence. He has designed and coordinated many strategic foresight, appraisal, evaluation and decision-making processes together with industry management, research directors, policy-makers and other stakeholders. Over the years, he has attained experience in Europe and the Americas in the areas of management, research and policy advice especially in: the JRC-IPTS of the European Commission and the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), research and technology organisations and universities like VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Helsinki University of Technology, Comillas Pontifical University (ICAI) and IE Business School and consultancies and industry like Impetu Solutions, Gaia Group and Stora Enso.|
|Carlos García Suárez||Dr. Carlos García-Suárez is Associate Professor at IE Business School, where has been teaching since 1995 about Business and Society relationship. In addition, he is Director of Solar Energy Business at Typsa, a large consulting and engineering firm. Professor García-Suárez holds a PhD in Engineering (in transient, 3D, non linear modeling) and Master in Business Administration, he has been a Fulbright Fellow at UC Berkeley. He has been invited professor at a variety of seminars in several universities in Spain, Argentina and Saudi Arabia.|
|Carlos Muñoz Yebra||Carlos Muñoz holds a degree in Economics and Master in Regional Economic and Urban Planning from Universidad Carlos III. He´s experienced consultant and manager in Real Estate and Business Location. He has been Associate Professor at Univertsity of Alcalá for 20 years and adviser of the General Direction of Economy of the Comunidad de Madrid Government. His main research areas include Regional Economics, Firms Location and Agent Based Simulation.|
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