Publications

 

Solidarity, exchange, social networks

2024

Diversity, integration, and variability of intergenerational relationships in old age: new insights from personal network research. Social Science Research, 119: 102991. doi: 10.1016/j.ssresearch.2024.102991. (With Raffaele Vacca)

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2023

Structure of personal networks and cognitive abilities: a study on a sample of Italian older adults. Social Networks, 74: 71–77. doi: 10.1016/j.socnet.2023.02.005 (With Matteo Piolatto, Alessandra Marengoni and Flaminio Squazzoni)

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Gender bias in the classroom: a network study on self and peer ability attribution. Social Networks, 72: 44–51. doi: 10.1016/j.socnet.2022.09.001. (With Elena De Gioannis and Flaminio Squazzoni)

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2022

The effect of social relationships on cognitive decline among older adults: an updated systematic review and meta-analysis of longitudinal prospective cohort studies. BMC Public Health, 22: 278. doi: 10.1186/s12889-022-12567-5. (With Matteo Piolatto, Matteo Rota, Alessandra Marengoni, Aliakbar Akbaritabar and Flaminio Squazzoni)

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2021

From Roma autochthonous homophily to socialization and community building in the Parisian metropolitan region shantytowns. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 47(13): 2938–2960. doi: 10.1080/1369183X.2020.1736993. (With Grégoire Cousin and Tommaso Vitale)

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2020

Solidarity in collaboration networks when everyone competes for the strongest partner. A stochastic actor-based simulation model. The Journal of Mathematical Sociology, 44(4): 249–266. doi: 10.1080/0022250X.2019.1704284. (With Andreas Flache and Flaminio Squazzoni)

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Making bonds of solidarity from exchange relations. A review essay. Sociologica, 14(1): 207–225. doi: 10.6092/issn.1971-8853/9727.

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2018

Solidarity as a byproduct of professional collaboration. Social support and trust in a coworking space. Social Networks, 54: 61–72. doi: 10.1016/j.socnet.2017.12.002. (With Niccolò Casnici and Flaminio Squazzoni)

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2017

J.S. Coleman. Scambio economico e risorse sociali: fiducia e reputazione. In F. Barbera and I. Pais (Eds.), Fondamenti di sociologia economica (pp. 101–113). Milano: EGEA. (With Flaminio Squazzoni; for Italian-speaking readers)

 

Agent-based modelling and social network analysis

2024

Status, cognitive overload and incomplete information in advice-seeking networks: an agent-based model. Social Networks, 76: 150–159. doi: 10.1016/j.socnet.2023.09.001. (With Francesco Renzini and Flaminio Squazzoni)

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2023

The new frontiers of social simulation in the data science era: an introduction to the proceedings. In F. Squazzoni (Ed.), Advances in Social Simulation. Proceedings of the 17th Social Simulation Conference, European Social Simulation Association (pp. 1–10). Cham: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-031-34920-1_1. (With Francesco Renzini, Carlo Debernardi, Marco Cremonini, and Flaminio Squazzoni)

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Reti sociali. Meccanismi e modelli. Bologna: Il Mulino. (For Italian-speaking readers)

Exploring interventions on social outcomes with in silico, agent-based experiments. In A. Damonte and F. Negri (Eds.), Causation in Policy Studies: A Pluralist Toolbox (pp. 217–234). Cham: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-031-12982-7_9. (With Flaminio Squazzoni)

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2022

I modelli statistici delle reti sociali: un’analisi critica. Sociologia e ricerca sociale, 128: 35–58. doi: 10.3280/SR2022-128003. (For Italian-speaking readers)

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Social Network Analysis at the 2021 Annual Conference of the Italian Society for Economic Sociology (SISEC). Journal of Entrepreneurial and Organizational Diversity, 10(2): 71–76. doi: 10.5947/jeod.2021.010. (With Niccolò Casnici and Antonello Podda)

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2020

Modelling and social science: Problems and promises. In E. A. Moallemi and F. J. de Haan (Eds.), Modelling Transitions. Virtues, Vices, Visions of the Future (pp. 60-73). London: Routledge. (With Flaminio Squazzoni)

2017

I modelli ad agenti. In F. Barbera and I. Pais (Eds.), Fondamenti di sociologia economica (online materials). Milano: EGEA. (With Simone Gabbriellini and Flaminio Squazzoni; for Italian-speaking readers)

2015

Agent-based models in sociology. Wiley Interdisciplinary Research: Computational Statistics, 7: 284-306. doi: 10.1002/wics.1356. (With Flaminio Squazzoni)

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Science, society, and evaluation

2022

Measuring the effect of reviewers on manuscript change: a study on a sample of subissions to Royal Society journals (2006-2017). Journal of Informetrics, 16(3): 101316. doi: 10.1016/j.joi.2022.101316 (With Daniel García-Costa, Francisco Grimaldo, and Flaminio Squazzoni)

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Can transparency undermine peer review? A simulation model of scientist behavior under open peer review. Science and Public Policy, 49(5): 791–800. doi: 10.1093/scipol/scac027 (With Flaminio Squazzoni)

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2021

Dangerous liaisons: an online experiment on the role of scientific experts and politicians in ensuring public support for anti-COVID measures. Royal Society Open Science, 8(3): 201310. doi: 10.1098/rsos.201310 (With Mike Farjam, Flaminio Squazzoni, and Giangiacomo Bravo)

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2020

Unlock ways to share data on peer review. Nature, 578(7796): 512-514. doi: 10.1038/d41586-020-00500-y. (With Flaminio Squazzoni et al.)

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2019

The F3-index. Valuing reviewers for scholarly journals. Journal of Informetrics. 13(1): 78-86. doi: 10.1016/j.joi.2018.11.007. (With Francisco Grimaldo and Flaminio Squazzoni)

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2018

The peer review game: An agent-based model of scientists facing resource constraints and institutional pressures. Scientometrics, 116(3): 1401-1420. doi: 10.1007/s11192-018-2825-4. (With Francisco Grimaldo, Giangiacomo Bravo, and Flaminio Squazzoni)

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2016

Is three better than one? Simulating the effect of reviewer selection and behavior on the quality and efficiency of peer review. In L. Yilmaz, W. K. V. Chan, I. Moon, T. M. K. Roeder, C. Macal, & M. D. Rossetti (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2015 Winter Simulation Conference (pp. 4081-4089). Piscataway, NJ: IEEE Press. doi: 10.1109/WSC.2015.7408561. (With Flaminio Squazzoni)

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Work in progress:

Friends can help to aim high: peer influence and selection effects on academic ambitions and achievement (with Eszter Vit, Marco Castellani and Károly Takács, under review)

Modelling the effect of funding selectivity on the uptake of data sharing in the academic community (with Thomas Klebel, Tony Ross-Hellauer, and Flaminio Squazzoni)

Agent-based models of social networks (with Francesco Renzini)

Social influence in the adoption of mosquito bites preventive measures in Meghalaya, India: Exploring policy interventions with an empirical agent-based model (with Elisa Bellotti)

Group-level reputation for aggressiveness: simulating long-term dynamics with an experimentally-calibrated agent-based model (with Flaminio Squazzoni)

Status and segregation of adolescents with migratory background in friendship networks: evidence from an Italian secondary school (with Niccolò Casnici and Marco Castellani)

 

Other writing:

Dietro la nebbia del marketing, Milano in Movimento, 1/06/23.

Responsabilità limitata, Il Tascabile, 12/05/21.

Una teoria della classe rassegnata, Il lavoro culturale, 21/06/18. (With Gianluca Pozzoni)

A post on Daniel Little’s blog Understanding Society covering my review article on agent-based modelling in sociology, co-authored with Flaminio Squazzoni.