Economies are sophisticated social systems characterised by pervasive uncertainty, which makes agents’ behaviours and systemic outcomes difficult to predict. The study of such systems thus requires new datasets and more reliable statistical techniques. This is a necessary requirement for enabling policymakers to assess and regulate economic performance vis-à-vis uncertainty.
This special issue aims to attract papers to raise a rigorous scientific debate on the many interconnections between uncertainty and socio-economic performance, by focusing on the tools offered by modern quantitative socio-economic science.
Suitable topics include but are not limited to:
- Measuring and communicating uncertainty
- Uncertainty propagation in relational systems
- Sensitivity analysis and robustness methods
- Network dynamics and resilience
- Agent-based and game-theory modelling of uncertain environments
- Risk analysis
- Chaotic socio-economic systems
- Causal inference and identification under uncertainty
- Time series analysis and forecasting techniques
- Big data analysis
Submission of manuscripts: 20 November, 2016
Notification to authors: 15 January, 2017
Final versions due: 15 May, 2017