CSH Webtalk by Joel Foramitti: “A framework for agent-based models of human needs and ecological limits”

Feb 25, 2022 | 15:0016:00

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This talk will be presented by Joel Foramitti (Autonomous University of Barcelona) on January 14, 2022, at 3pm. The format of the talk will be determined by the current Covid situation.


If you want to join the talk, please send an email to office@csh.ac.at.


Title: A framework for agent-based models of human needs and ecological limits



The social and ecological challenges of our time require a better understanding of the complex interactions between the multiple dimensions of human well-being and environmental impacts. This work introduces the Needs and Limits (N&L) framework, a theoretical and computational foundation for agent-based simulations of human individuals who try to increase their quality of life through the satisfaction of human needs.


Based on psychological research, human needs are described as heterogeneous, satiable, adaptive, and interdependent with the social and bio-physical environment. The N&L framework represents a generic foundation that can be applied to a broad range of socio-economic and ecological scenarios, which is illustrated for the topics of income inequality and climate policy.



Feb 25, 2022