Please enable JavaScript for this site to run correctly.

Bayesian Agent-Based Population Studies

Posted 2021-12-06 15:55:36 by Admin

BAPS book coverWe are delighted to announce that the book summarising the project results so far, entitled "Towards Bayesian Model-Based Demography Agency, Complexity and Uncertainty in Migration Studies", has been published in Springer's Methodos series. The book contains contributions from Jakub Bijak, Philip A. Higham, Jason Hilton, Martin Hinsch, Sarah Nurse, Toby Prike, Oliver Reinhardt, Peter W.F. Smith, Adelinde M. Uhrmacher and Tom Warnke. The book is open access, and the electronic version is available via the publisher's website.

The main aims of the book are to pursue methodological advancement in demography and migration studies through combining agent-based modelling with empirical data, Bayesian statistical inference, appropriate computational techniques, and psychological experiments in a streamlined modelling process, with the overarching aim to contribute to furthering the model-based research agenda in demography and broader social sciences. As the series editor, Prof. Emer. Daniel Courgeau, from the INED, wrote in the Foreword: I greatly hope that that the reader will discover the importance of these approaches, not only for demography and migration studies, but also for all other social sciences.

An online book launch event, hosted by Population Europe, featuring four authors and two eminent discussants - Professors Alexia Fürnkranz-Prskawetz and Frans Willekens - took place on Thursday, 9 December 2021, at 12:00 GMT / 13:00 CET. A video abstract of the book (2'40") is available below, followed by the recording from the launch event (58').