Sociologist based in Milan, Italy. Mainly interested in:
- the link between relationships of economic exchange, solidarity, and inter-group conflict
- peer-review evaluation in scientific publishing
- integrating Social Network Analysis (SNA) with Agent-Based Modelling (ABM)
27-9-23: New article on “Status, cognitive overload, and incomplete information in advice-seeking networks: an agent-based model”, co-authored with Francesco Renzini and Flaminio Squazzoni, has been published open access on Social Networks. Here’s a thread on the study.
11-9-23: The 10th edition of the Behave Summer School starts today and I’m glad to be part of the faculty. We’re going to introduce 60 international students to agent-based modelling across a 2-week training on NetLogo coding and model estimation.
8-9-23: Back from the 7th European Social Network Conference at the University of Ljubljana (Slovenia), where I chaired a session on “Agent-based models of social networks” I co-organised with Filip Agneessens, Andreas Flache, and Károly Takács. Also, two co-authored papers were presented by Elisa Bellotti on “Social influence in the adoption of mosquito bites preventive measures in Meghalaya, India: Exploring policy interventions through an empirical agent-based model” and Margherita Criveller on “Kinship and conflicts between mercenary families and regional states from the 15th to the 16th century in Italy. A multiplex network study”.
5-9-23: My article on “Structure of personal networks and cognitive abilities: A study on a sample of Italian older adults”, co-authored with Matteo Piolatto, Alessandra Marengoni, and Flaminio Squazzoni, is now open access on Social Networks. Here’s a thread on the study.