Ecological and socioeconomic systems alike are complex adaptive systems in which individual agents pursue their own agendas, often with negative consequences for public goods. In such systems there are obvious conflicts between the interests of individuals and the society to which they belong; resolution of these issues raises challenges of a game theoretic nature. With speakers coming from economics, biology, and ecology, these concerns will be addressed with an interdisciplinary focus at a three day conference sponsored by the Institute for Mathematical Behavioral Sciences in the School of Social Sciences.
“Public Goods: From Ecology to Economics”
January 22-24, 2010
Social Science Plaza A, Room 2112
A speaker list and further conference details may be found online.
For additional information, please contact Janet Phelps, firstname.lastname@example.org.