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F.J. Miguel Quesada holds a PhD in Sociology from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) and a University Specialist Degree in Sociology of Consumption from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Miguel Quesada is an Associate Professor at UAB responsible for courses in Methodology for the Social Sciences, Sociology of Consumption and Applied Statistics for Marketing Analysis. He has conducted research in the fields of sociology of consumption, social indicators in relation to the situation of women in contemporary society, and the analysis of school-to-work transitions. At present he mainly works in the domain of “computational sociology” -an applied branch of artificial intelligence that merges social science and computer simulation techniques to model complex policy issues and societal dynamics- and, as GSADI member and as Director of the “Laboratory for Socio-Historical Dynamics Simulation” (LSDS) he is involved in several projects about the use of agent-based social simulation for the modelling of social networks dynamics and evolution of social behavior.


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  • (2014) (ed.): Advances in Artificial Economics. Berlin: Springer-Verlag. (Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems, Volume 676). ISBN: 978-3-319-09577-6 (Print) 978-3-319-09578-3 (Online) (with Frédéric Amblard, Adrien Blanchet & Benoit Gaudou).
  • (2013) "An Agent-Based Model of Tax Compliance: An Application to the Spanish Case", Advances in Complex Systems. 16 (4-5). (co-authored with T. Llàcer, J. A. Noguera and E. Tapia).
  • (2012) "Exploring Tax Compliance: An Agent-Based Simulation", K.G. Troitzsch, M. Möhring & U. Lotzmann (eds.): Shaping Reality through Simulation. Koblenz: European Council for Modelling and Simulation. (Co-authored with Toni Llàcer, Eduardo Tapia and J.A. Noguera)

  • (2010): “Patagonian Ethnogenesis: towards a computational simulation approach”, Proceedings of the 3rd World Congress on Social Simulation WCSS2010 (CD-ROM), Kassel: Center for Environmental Systems Research, University of Kassel (co-authored with J.A. Barceló et al.).
  • (2010): "Simulating Prehistoric Ethnicity. The case of Patagonian hunter-gatherers", F.J. Melero and F. Contreras (eds.): Fussion of Cultures. Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology. University of Granada/CAA International. (Co-authored with J.A. Barceló, J.A. Cuesta, F.  del Castillo, J.M. Galán, L.  Mameli, J.I. Santos and X. Vilà).
  • (2009): “How Social Sciences could be benefit from ABSS practices”, SiCoSSys Workshop 2009. (co-authored with A. López).
  • (2009): “Simulación multi-agente de un protocolo reticular para la producción de bienes públicos”, SiCoSSys Workshop 2009 (co-authored with F.J. León Medina and V. Alcaide).


  • (2010): Herbert Gintis, “Hacia la unidad de las ciencias del comportamiento humano”, in J.A. Noguera (ed.), Teoría sociológica analítica, Madrid, CIS.
  • (2010): Hartmut Esser, “¿Cual es el problema de la ‘Sociología de las Variables’?”, in J.A. Noguera (ed.), Teoría sociológica analítica, Madrid, CIS.
  • (2006): N. Gilbert and K. Troitzsch, Simulación para las Ciencias Sociales: Una guía práctica para explorar cuestiones sociales mediante el uso de simulaciones informáticas. Madrid: MacGraw-Hill Iberoamericana.

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