Some of my colleagues at the Institute for Applied Economic Research (Ipea - Brazil) are organizing a seminar on 'Modeling Complex Systems for Public Policies'. It is a great initiative to bring some of the cutting edge developments in academia to discuss critical challenges faced in the policy world.
The event will have the participation of some great researchers, including Luis Bettencourt and Michael Jacobson (full programme here). The seminar will be held in Brasilia in the beginning of September 2014.
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