CAMREC: Hello ...

From: the Campaign for Real Economics (camrec@mmu.ac.uk)
Date: Thu Apr 29 1999 - 15:28:05 BST


Date: Thu, 29 Apr 1999 15:28:05 +0100
Message-Id: <199904291427.PAA15655@alpheratz.cpm.aca.mmu.ac.uk>
To: bogus
From: camrec@mmu.ac.uk (the Campaign for Real Economics)
Subject: CAMREC: Hello ...
In-Reply-To: <CAMREC: GAs and NNs are just as bad as optimisation!>


Message-Id: <199904291427.PAA15655@alpheratz.cpm.aca.mmu.ac.uk>
To: CAMREC list members <camrec@mmu.ac.uk>
From: the Campaign for Real Economics <camrec@mmu.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 29 Apr 1999 15:28:05 +0100
Subject: CAMREC: Hello ...

Dear All,

Bit surprised - and embarrassed - that my last message appears to have come
through with two lines truncated from the .sig ... see how removing the
first two lines changes the sense ...

Here's the full version ...

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Director, Centre for Research on Simulation in the Social Sciences (CRESS,
http://www.soc.surrey.ac.uk/research/cress), Review Editor, J. Artificial
Societies & Social Simulation http://www.soc.surrey.ac.uk/JASSS/JASSS.html
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That tells you about two of my activities. Another is maintaining the
Evolutionary Models is Social Science (EMSS) Bibliography at:

http://www.soc.surrey.ac.uk/~scs1ec/emssbib.html

This is a large resource of references to models that use evolutionary
ideas of all sorts to understand social processes.

As for myself, started life as a Chemist, then changed to Politics,
Philosophy and Economics, found the most disdained parts of the course
(experimental economics, behavioural theories of the firm, institutional
analysis of markets) the most interesting, because they had the most real
detail to be explained rather than assumed away. A parallel interest in
computers led me to the Artificial Intelligence Society and then to an MSc
in AI at Sussex. Back to Oxford for a DPhil on the evolution of firm
pricing strategies using Genetic Programming. Have now worked on two
research projects, one to build simulations of budget decisions by
pensioners based on interview data, the other to build social models of
innovation diffusion among farmers. My interests are in what AI and
simulation can provide for social science, both in terms of techniques and
new insights into social processes. There's a complete list of my
publications and presentations at:

http://www.soc.surrey.ac.uk/~scs1ec/publications.html

I see this as an excellent forum for measuring ideas by their quality and
interest rather than their congruence with RCT. Please introduce yourselves
......

ATB,

Edmund Chattoe

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Director, Centre for Research on Simulation in the Social Sciences (CRESS,
http://www.soc.surrey.ac.uk/research/cress), Review Editor, J. Artificial
Societies & Social Simulation http://www.soc.surrey.ac.uk/JASSS/JASSS.html
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