Pierre Livet

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Agent-Based Models are useful to describe and understand social, economic and spatial systems' dynamics. But, beside the facilities which this methodology offers, evaluation and comparison of simulation models are sometimes problematic. A rigorous conceptual frame needs to be developed. This is in order to ensure the coherence in the chain linking at the(More)
The aim of this paper is to stress some ontological and methodolog-ical issues for Agent-Based Model (ABM) building, exploration, and evaluation in the Social and Human Sciences. Two particular domain of interest are to compare ABM and simulations (Model To Model) within a given academic field or across different disciplines and To use ontology for to(More)
Experimental psychology has shown differences between predictions of theory of decision and human choices. Emotions like regret can partly explain these differences. Neuroimagery used in combination with behavioural economics (neuroeconomics) has been used in order to try to disentangle the different emotional and rational factors (regret, rejoicing,(More)
  • Serge-Christophe Kolm, Edmund Phelps, Jim Mirrlees, Kenneth Arrow, Marc Fleurbaey, François Bourguignon +24 others
  • 2007
Judgments about distribution follow various rationales depending on the specific issues. The fairness of the overall distribution and of the corresponding general income taxes and transfers (beyond the specific relief of misery) appears to be directly concerned with people's means, possibilities, and liberties. Concepts of equal liberty imply a specific(More)
In this paper, we review a physiological task that is predominant in preventing humans from falling, but that simultaneously also challenges balance: taking a step. In particular, two variants of this task are presented and compared: the voluntary step versus a step induced by an external and unpredictable perturbation. We show that, while these contribute(More)
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