Department of Economics

Dr Paolo Zeppini

Lecturer in Economics with expertise in dynamic collective behaviour

Paolo Zeppini

LecturerPhD

3 East, 2.15
Email: p.zeppini@bath.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 1225 38 4511

PhD supervision

Interested in supervising students studying:

  • Environmental economics
  • Bounded rationality
  • Social interactions
  • Economic/ financial networks
  • Economics and Psychology
  • Technological change
  • Evolutionary games
  • Complex systems
  • Social tipping points
  • Asset pricing
  • Real options

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Profile

Paolo Zeppini works at the interface of economic theory, environmental economics and innovation studies. He is mainly interested in the impact of technological change on environmental problems, the interplay between human behaviour and ecological systems, and the economics and policy analysis of sustainable transitions.

He develops simple tractable models of human behaviour with heterogeneous agents, social interactions and multiple equilibria, using a multidisciplinary approach that builds on game theory, network theory, statistical mechanics and evolutionary thinking.

The main themes in this context are the emergence of cooperation in economic - ecological systems, the sudden transitions that characterize collective behaviour, and ultimately the question whether the endogenous emergence of cooperation is a viable alternative to binding political agreements in the quest for a solution to our pressing global environmental problems.

Research interests

  • Environmental Economics
  • Behavioural Economics
  • Evolutionary Game Theory
  • System Dynamics
  • Innovation studies

Current projects

  • GLAMURS (Green Lifestyles, Alternative Models and Upscaling Regional Sustainability)

Publications

Book/s

Room, G., Spence, A., Evangelou, E., Zeppini, P., Pugliese, E. and Napolitano, L., 2017. Dynamics of cumulative innovation in complex social systems (DCICSS). University of Bath.

Articles

Marengo, L. and Zeppini, P., 2016. The arrival of the new. Journal of Evolutionary Economics, 26 (1), pp. 171-194.

Zeppini, P., 2015. A discrete choice model of transitions to sustainable technologies. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 112, pp. 187-203.

Hommes, C. and Zeppini, P., 2014. Innovate or Imitate? Behavioural technological change. Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 48, pp. 308-324.

Zeppini, P., Frenken, K. and Kupers, R., 2014. Thresholds models of technological transitions. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, 11, 54–70.

Zeppini, P. and van den Bergh, J., 2013. Optimal diversity in investments with recombinant innovation. Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, 24, pp. 141-156.

Diks, C., Hommes, C. and Zeppini, P., 2013. More memory under evolutionary learning may lead to chaos. Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, 392 (4), 808–812.

Frenken, K., Izquierdo, L. and Zeppini, P., 2012. Branching innovation, recombinant innovation, and endogenous technological transitions. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, 4, 25–35.

Zeppini, P. and van den Bergh, J., 2011. Competing Recombinant Technologies for Environmental Innovation:Extending Arthur's Model of Lock-In. Industry and Innovation, 18 (3), pp. 317-334.

Reports/Papers

Zeppini, P. and Frenken, K., 2015. Networks, Percolation, and Demand. Working Paper. University of Bath Department of Economics.

Zeppini, P., 2014. A discrete choice model of transitions to sustainable technologies. Working Paper. University of Bath Department of Economics. (Bath Economics Research Working Papers)

Marengo, L. and Zeppini, P., 2014. The arrival of the new. Working Paper. (LEM Working Paper Series)

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