Janssen, Marco

Janssen, Marco
Arizona State University

I am an Associate Professor in the School of Human Evolution and Social Change and the Director of the Center for the Study of Institutional Diversity.

I want to understand how people solve collective problems at different levels of scale, especially those problems related to sustainability of our environment. Our society experience unprecedented challenged to sustain common resource for future generations at a scale we have never experienced before.

What makes groups cooperate? What is the role of information? How does the ecological context affect the social fabric? How do they deal with a changing environment? How can we use these insight to address global challenges?

To do thise research I combine behavioral experiments, agent-based modeling and case study analysis.

I am also involved with cyberinfrastructure development such as openabm for the use of agent-based modeling and the virtual commons for the use of behavioral experiments for collective action and the commons.