Published: Interdependencies of female board member appointments

M Raddant May 22, 2022

Our recent study found that companies with female board members tend to perform better. The analysis examined the relationship between female board appointments and corporations’ financial performance, based on data from about 4.000 Japanese firms collected between 2004 and 2013. See also the press release of the CSH.


Advances in the Agent-based Modeling of Economic and Social Behavior

M Raddant April 19, 2021

A survey I wrote with Mitja Steinbacher, Fariba Karimi, Eva Cuena, Simone Alfarano, Giulia Iori and Thomas Lux: we discuss advances in the agent-based modeling of economic and social systems. We present the state of the art in the heuristic design of agents and the connections to the results from laboratory experiments on agent behavior. We further discuss how large-scale social and economic systems can be modeled and highlight novel methods and data sources. At last we present an overview of estimation techniques to calibrate and validate agent-based models.