Dr Patrick Mellacher, Universität Graz
Am 29. Februar laden der Lehrstuhl für Politikwissenschaften und der Cluster Computational Social Science zu einem Vortrag von Dr Patrick Mellacher von der Universität Graz ein. Der Vortrag findet im Rahmen des Seminars "Modelling Social Behavior" statt. Patrick Mellacher wird referieren über "Modelling Covid-19: An Introduction to Economic-Epidemiological Agent-Based Models".
Agent-based models have proven to be a powerful tool to study the spread of infectious diseases as they emphasize the interaction of heterogeneous agents. However, they are largely neglected in the field of integrated economic-epidemiological modelling, which seeks to jointly investigate the economic and health effects of infectious diseases. Patrick Mellacher will first give an introduction to the topic and then talk about his research in this area, particularly focussing on his model "COVID-Town" and the project "Agent-based Economic Epidemiology", which is funded by the Austrian Science Fund.