Interview: Can we model the real world?
来源：未知 作者：浦笄善 时间：2019-03-01 12:01:01
By Liz Else If there’s one thing that social scientists, economists and policy-makers would give their eye teeth for, it’s finding out how large-scale social patterns arise. Behavioural economist Joshua Epstein thinks he’s getting closer to understanding such dynamics by building rich models that represent how people act, and how their interactions translate into wide-scale change. As he tells Liz Else, he’s applying this approach to myriad problems, from how to minimise deaths in a flu pandemic,