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Bayesian Agent-Based Population Studies

Posted 2021-12-06 09:42:24 by Admin

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We are delighted to announce the publication of the project's monograph, "Towards Bayesian Model-Based Demography  Agency, Complexity and Uncertainty in Migration Studies", summarising the four years of project's work, and the associated book launch event.

The main aims of this new open access book from Springer's Methodos series 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.

The launch took place at 1:00pm GMT on Thursday, 9 December 2021, in the form of a Zoom conversation with authors - Prof. Jakub Bijak, Dr Martin Hinsch and Dr Sarah Nurse, University of Southampton; and Prof. Adelinde Uhrmacher, University of Rostock - as well as distinguished panellists - Prof. Alexia Fürnkranz-Prskawetz, Vienna University of Technology and Vienna Institute of Demography (VID), and Prof. Frans Willekens, Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI) - on the novelty of the approaches presented in the book and the current state of the art and perspectives for model-based demography. Additional comments were offered by Prof. Daniel Courgeau (INED) and Dr Eric Silverman (University of Glasgow). The discussion was moderated by Dr Daniela Vono de Vilhena from Population Europe, who was hosting the event.

The book is now available (open access) on the publisher's website, and the recording of the launch event available via Population Europe, and reposted on our website.