Research activity

HSS is engaged in empirical researches, theoretical studies and simulation activities on behavioural and neurocognitive models of problem solving, reasoning, decision making in the following areas:

  • Models of bounded rationality
  • Simple heuristics and decision making
  • Behavioural finance
  • Problem solving and creativity in science and innovation
  • Entrepreneurial and innovative behaviour
  • Organizational and social behaviour
  • Conflict and negotiation in and between  organizations
  • Trust in the market, society and organizations
  • Creativity in art and design
  • Robot behaviour
  • Machine learning and human behaviour
  • Consensus building for large infrastructures
  • Insurance behaviour

Research Units (and their Coordinators)

  • Applied Behavioral Economics Unit: Coordinator Felice Giuliani (Herbert Simon Society)
  • Risk Literacy Unit: Coordinator Laura Martignon (Ludwigsburg University)
  • Psychology of Communication Unit: Coordinator Laura Macchi (University of Milano-Bicocca)
  • Behavioral Welfare Policy Unit: Coordinator Matteo Maria Galizzi (LSE, UK)
  • Behavioral Finance Unit: Coordinator Umberto Filotto (University of Rome “Tor Vergata”)
  • Behavioral Entrepreneurship Unit: Coordinator Saras D. Sarasvathy (University of Virginia, US)
  • Decision Trees (Transparent Decision Aids) Unit: Coordinators Kostantinos Katsikopoulos (University of Southampton) and Niklas Keller (Simply Rational, Max-Planck Berlin)

Associated researchers

They are academic researchers working on behalf of Herbert Simon Society in some of the fields target of their research activity.

  • Enrico Maria Cervellati (LINK Campus University)
  • Fabio Paglieri (ISTC-CNR)
  • Davide Pietroni (Università degli studi “Gabriele d’Annunzio” Chieti-Pescara)
  • Giacomo Sillari (LUISS)
  • Martina Barjaková (Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca)
  • Veronica Cucchiarini (Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca)
    Silvia Felletti (ISTC-CNR)