GECS Publications


Takács, K., Bravo, G., Squazzoni, F. (2018) Referrals and Information Flow in Networks Increase Discrimination: A Laboratory Experiment. Social Networks, 54: 254–265. doi: 0.1016/j.socnet.2018.03.005.

Bianchi, F., Casnici, N., Squazzoni, F. (2018) Solidarity as a Byproduct of Professional Collaboration: Social Support and Trust in a Coworking Space. Social Networks, 54: 61-72. doi: 10.1016/j.socnet.2017.12.002.

Akbaritabar, A., Casnici, N. and Squazzoni, F. (2018) The Conundrum of Research Productivity: A Study on Sociologists in Italy. Scientometrics, 114(3): 859–882. doi: 10.1007/s11192-017-2606-5

Bravo, G., Farjam, M., Grimaldo, F., Birukou, A. and Squazzoni, F. (2018) Hidden Connections: Network Effects on Editorial Decisions in Four Computer Science Journals. Journal of Informetrics, 12(1): 101-112. doi: 10.1016/j.joi.2017.12.002


Bianchetti, L., Squazzoni, F., Casnici, N., Bianchini, D., Garrafa, E., Archetti, C., Romano, V., Rozzini, L., Melchiori, M., Fiorentini, C., Uberti, D., Calza, S. and Marengoni, A. (2017) Social Networks and Health Status in the Elderly: The ‘ANZIANI IN RETE’ Population-Based Study. Aging Clinical and Experimental Research, 29(6): 1173–1179. doi: 10.1007/s40520-017-0726-7

Casnici, N., Grimaldo, F., Gilbert, N., Dondio, P. and Squazzoni, F. (2017) Assessing Peer Review by Gauging the Fate of Rejected Manuscripts: The Case of the Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation. Scientometrics, 113(1): 533–546. doi: 10.1007/s11192-017-2241-1

Garrafa, E., Casnici, N., Squazzoni, F., Uberti, D. and Marengoni, A. (2017) C-Reactive Protein, Lipoprotein (a) and Cystatin C Levels Increase with Multimorbidity in Older Persons. European Journal of Internal Medicine, 42: e25-e26. doi: 10.1016/j.ejim.2017.04.010

Squazzoni F. (2017) “Towards a Complexity-Friendly Policy: Breaking the Vicious Circle of Equilibrium Thinking in Economics and Public Policy”, in Johnson, J., Nowak, A., Ormerod, P., Rosewell, B., Zhang, Y.-C. (Eds.), Non-Equilibrium Social Science and Policy. Introduction and Essays on New and Changing Paradigms in Socio-Economic Thinking. Cham: Springer, pp. 135-148.


Casnici N., Grimaldo F., Gilbert N. and Squazzoni F. (2016) Attitudes of Referees in a Multidisciplinary Journal: An Empirical Analysis. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 68(7): 1763-1771. doi: 10.1002/asi.23665

Bianchi F. and Squazzoni F. (2016) “Is Three Better than One? Simulating the Effect of Reviewer Selection and Behavior on the Quality and Efficiency of Peer Review”. In: Yilmaz, L., Chan, W. K. V., Moon, I., Roeder, T. M. K., Macal, C. and Rossetti, M. D. (Eds.) Proceedings of the 2015 Winter Simulation Conference. Piscataway, NJ: IEEE Press, pp. 4081-4089.


Takács, K. and Squazzoni, F. (2015) High Standards Enhance Inequality in Idealized Labor Markets. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, 18, 4(2). doi: 10.18564/jasss.2940.

Casnici, N., Casarin, R., Dondio, P. and Squazzoni, F. (2015) Decrypting Financial Markets Through E-Joint Attention Efforts: On-Line Adaptive Networks of Investors in Periods of Market Uncertainty, PLoS ONE, 10(8): e0133712. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0133712.

Bianchi, F. and Squazzoni, F. (2015) Agent-Based Models in Sociology. WIREs Computational Statistics, 7(4): 294-306. doi: 10.1002/wics.1356.

Casarin, R., Casnici, N., Dondio, P. and Squazzoni F. (2015) Back to Basics! The Educational Gap of Online Investors and the Conundrum of Virtual Communities. , Journal of Financial Management, Markets and Institutions, 3(1), 51-68. doi: doi: 10.12831/80530.

Bravo, G., Takács K. and Squazzoni F. (2015) Intermediaries in Trust: Indirect Reciprocity, Incentives, and Norms. Journal of Applied Mathematics, vol. 2015, Article ID 234528. doi:10.1155/2015/234528.

Squazzoni, F. (2015) The Agent-Based Modeling Approach Through Some Foundational Monographs. Revue Française de Sociologie, 55(4): 827-840. doi: 10.3917/rfs.554.0827


Takács K., Squazzoni F., Bravo G. and Castellani M. (2014) “Employer Networks, Priming, and Discrimination in Hiring: An Experiment”. In Manzo, G. (Ed.), Analytical Sociology. Actions and Networks. Chichester: Wiley, pp. 373-396.

Garbarini, F., Boero, R., D'Agata, F., Bravo, G., Mosso, C., Cauda, F., Duca, S., Geminiani, G. and Sacco, K. (2014)Neural Correlates of Gender Differences in Reputation Building. PLoS ONE, 9(9): e106285. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0106285.

Squazzoni F. (2014) A Social Science-Inspired Complexity Policy: Beyond the Mantra of Incentivization. Complexity, 19(6): 5-13. doi: 10.1002/cplx.21520

Squazzoni F. (2014) “The ‘Reign of Mistery’: Have We Missed Something Crucial in Our Experimental and Computational Work on Social Norms”. In Xenitidou, M. and Edmonds, B. (Eds.), The Complexity of Social Norms, Heidelberg: Springer.


Castellani, M. (2013) Alfred Schutz and Herbert Simon: Can Their Action Theories Work Together?. Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour, 43(4): 383-404. doi:10.1111/jtsb.12015

Bravo G. and Squazzoni F. (2013) Exit, Punishment and Rewards in Commons Dilemmas: An Experimental Study. PLoS ONE, 8(8): e69871. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0069871

Casarin R. and Squazzoni F. (2013) Being on the Field When the Game is Still Under Way. The Financial Press and Stock Markets in Times of Crisis. PLoS ONE, 8(7): e67721. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0067721

Squazzoni F. and Gandelli C. (2013) Opening the "Black Box" of Peer Review. An Agent-Based Model of Scientist Behaviour. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, 16(2): 3. doi: 10.18564/jasss.2128.

Squazzoni F., Bravo G., Takács K. (2013) Does Incentive Provision Increase the Quality of Peer Review? An Experimental Study. Research Policy, 42(1): 287-294. doi: 10.1016/j.respol.2012.04.014.

Squazzoni, F. and Casnici, N. (2013) Is Social Simulation a Social Science Outstation? A Bibliometric Analysis of the Impact of JASSS. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, 16(1): 10. doi: 10.18564/jasss.2192.


Squazzoni F. (2012) Agent-Based Computational Sociology. Chichester: Wiley.

Bravo G., Squazzoni F., Boero R. (2012) Trust and Partner Selection in Dynamic Networks. An Experimentally Grounded Model. Social Networks, 34(4): 481-492. doi: 10.1016/j.socnet.2012.03.001.

Squazzoni F. and Gandelli C. (2012) Saint Matthew Strikes Again. An Agent-Based Model of Peer Review and the Scientific Community Structure. Journal of Informetrics, 6(2): 265-275. doi: 10.1016/j.joi.2011.12.005.


Squazzoni F. and Takács, K. (2011) Social Simulation that ‘Peers into Peer Review’. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, 14(4): 3. doi: 10.18564/jasss.1821.

Bravo G. (2011) The Evolution of Institutions for Common-Pool Resource Management: An Agent-Based Model. Rationality and Society, 23(1): 117–152. doi: 10.1177/1043463110387268.


Bravo, G. (2010) Voluntary Contribution to Public Goods in Mutual-Help Forums: Reciprocity or Group Attachment?. Socio-Economic Review, 8(4): 709-733. doi: 10.1093/ser/mwq013

Boero R., Bravo G., Castellani M., Squazzoni F. (2010) Why Bother with What Others Tell You? An Experimental Data-Driven Agent-Based Model. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, 13(3): 6. doi: 10.18564/jasss.1620

Squazzoni F. (2010) The Impact of Agent-Based Models in the Social Sciences after 15 Years of Incursions. History of Economic Ideas, 18(2): 197-233

Squazzoni F. and Boero R. (2010) “Complexity-Friendly Policy Modelling”, in Arhweiler P. (Ed.), Innovation in Complex Social Systems, London: Routledge, pp. 290-299

Squazzoni F. (2010) Peering into Peer Review. Sociologica, 3. doi: 10.2383/33640


Boero R., Bravo G., Castellani M. and Squazzoni F. (2009) Reputational Cues in Repeated Trust Games. Journal of Socio-Economics, 38(6): 871-877. doi: 10.1016/j.socec.2009.05.004.

Boero R., Bravo G., Castellani, M., Laganà, F. and Squazzoni, F. (2009) Pillars of Trust: An Experimental Study on Reputation and Its Effects. Sociological Research Online, 14(5): 5. doi: 10.5153/sro.2042.

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