Economics and Complexity Lunch Seminar

The Economics and Complexity Lunch Seminar takes place every two weeks on Thursday from 12:30 to 13:30 at University Paris 1 (Room S/3, Maison des Sciences Économiques, 106 - 112 Boulevard de l'Hôpital). It aims at providing a friendly and informal atmosphere in which ongoing research can be presented and discussed. The seminar welcomes both theoretical and empirical works applying concepts and methods broadly related to the growing field of economics and complexity, including networks and agent-based models.

The seminar welcomes presentations both by Professors and PhD students.

If you want to make a presentation and book a date you can contact Antoine Mandel ( or Alessandro De Sanctis (

The Economics and Complexity Lunch Seminar has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 721846 - Marie Skłodowska-Curie.

Calendar of seminars for 2018-2019

  • 11/10/2018 Andrea Roventini, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna Pisa, "Rational Heuristics? Expectations and behaviors in Evolving Economies with Heterogeneous interacting agents" co-authored with Giovanni Dosi, Mauro Napoletano, Andrea Roventini, Joseph Stiglitz, and Tania Treibich
  • 25/10/2018: Federico Crippa, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna Pisa, "Wage Dynamics and the Impact of Storms: evidence from U.S. counties data"
  • 08/11/2018: Fernando Garcia Alvarado, University Ca’foscari Venice and University Paris 1, "Tax Compliance and Tax Morale An Agent-Based Model Approach" co-authored with Paolo Pellizzari
  • 22/11/2018: Antoine Lucquiaud, University Paris 1, "Information avalanches on a network of agents: an Abelian model" co-authored with Julien Randon-Furling
  • 06/12/2018: José Moran, EHESS, "Marginally stable equilibria in supply networks"
  • 20/12/2018: Côme Billard, Université Paris Dauphine, "Cascading Technology in Networks"

Archive of seminars for 2017-2018

  • Thursday 11 January: Kerstin Hotte (University of Bielefeld, University Paris 1), "Eco-innovation diffusion and directed technological change: An agent-based macroeconomic approach based on Eurace@unibi" (link)
  • Thursday 25 January: Yuri Biondi (ESCP, CNRS), "Interbank Credit and the Money Manufacturing Process. A Systemic Perspective on Financial Stability" (link)
  • Thursday 8 February: Alessandro De Sanctis (PSE, University Paris 1), "Non-performing loans, systemic risk and resilience in financial networks"
  • Thursday 22 February: Fenintsoa Andriamasinoro (BRGM), "Analyzing the aggregates resources market in the PACA Region along the value-chain of circular economy of the construction sector"
  • Thursday 8 March: Vipin Veetil (University Paris 1), "A Theoretical Explanation of the Price Puzzle"
  • Thursday 22 March: Pablo Jensen (ENS Lyon), "Why society does not allow itself to be put into equations (Pourquoi la société ne se laisse pas mettre en équations)"
  • Thursday 5 April: Emmanuel Bovari (University Paris 1), "Debt and damages: what are the chances of staying under the 2°C warming threshold?" (link)
  • Thursday 19 April: Workshop "Computational Approaches to Games and Decisions" (programme)

Speakers: Pierre Lescanne (ENS Lyon), Nicola Botta (Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research), Dietmar Berwanger (ENS Paris-Saclay)

  • Thursday 17 May: Jean-Daniel Kant (Sorbonne Université - Sciences) "WorkSim, an agent-based model to study labor markets"
  • Thursday 31 May: Yonatan Berman (PSE) "The evolution of global absolute inter-generational mobility"