Topics in Quantitative Sociology
Fall 2020 ENSAE
Simulations (Mathematical sociology)
Not all questions lend themselves to empirical analysis; computational simulations provide an alternative. We explore their pertinence to answer two classic questions: How does social inequality emerge and how do neighborhoods segregate?
Case-studies for reading, presentation and commentary
Case-studies for written reviews
DellaPosta & al., 2015, AJS, “Why do liberals drink lattes?”
Manzo & Baldassarri, 2014, SMR, "Heuristics, Interactions, and Status Hierarchies. An Agent_based Model of Deference Exchange"