The Centre for Policy Modelling has one studentship available for a
research student to work on the development and modelling of an
empirical case study. The study will address issues of the
establishment and evolution of social norms in a community that shares
intellectual or other property without market transactions. A thesis
topic could concern anything from open source software and the
associated social networks to common pool resources. this will depend
on the specific interests of the successful applicant.
The student will be involved in the EMIL project funded by the European
Commission's research directorate (Framework Programme 6). Other
partners in the project include Rosaria Conte (coordinator), Nigel
Gilbert, Klaus Troitzsch, Rainer Hegselman and others.
The studentship will entail a stipend equal to that offered by UK
research councils (currently about 13000 pounds = approximately 18000
euro) together with the payment of all fees and generous allowance for
travel to conferences and workshops.
Candidates for the studentship should hold a good, research-based
masters degree or the equivalent and have a sound background in one or
more fields involving significant elements of computation (such as
computer science or physics) or simulation modelling.
Initial applications should be by email including a curriculum vitae and
a statement of interest. Send these to me at [log in to unmask] by 15
November. Informal enquiries are welcome.
Professor of Social Simulation
Centre for Policy Modelling
Manchester Metropolitan University Business School
Manchester M1 3GH
telephone: +44 (0)161 247 3886
mobile: +44 (0)7740 942564
fax: +44 (0)161 247 6802