Department of Computational Social Science Seminar Abstract

In lieu of regularly scheduled CSS Friday seminar held from 3-4:30, you are invited to attend the Applied and Computational Math Seminar scheduled for Friday, February 24 from 1:30-2:30 Science & Tech I, Room 206.

Complex Ecologic-Economic Dynamics

J. Barkley Rosser, Jr.
Professor of Economics & Business Administration
James Madison University

This paper examines how interactions between ecosystems and economic agents lead to nonlinearities in dynamics absent without this interaction that can result in a variety of endogenous complex dynamics, including catastrophic discontinuities and chaotic irregularities, among others. Examples studied include fisheries, forests, shallow lakes, and multi-level hierarchical systems.