Analytical Sociology and Institutional Design - GSADI

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    Edifici B, Campus UAB

    08193 Bellaterra (Cerdanyola del Vallès)


Organisation profile

Organisation profile

GSADI promotes the use of innovative theories and methods in Analytical Sociology. Our main
research interest is in building formal models of social mechanisms to explain the complex
interaction of social norms, strategic rationality and institutional design.
To this effect GSADI researchers employ a variety of innovative methodologies and techniques,
including agent-based social simulation and experiments (inspired by recent advances in
behavioural social science). These techniques are applied to a variety of research topics
covering several disciplines within the social sciences (computer simulation, sociology and
sociological theory, and behavioural economics/psychology). GSADI currently does empirical
research on social policy, fiscal sociology, social influence, prosocial motivations, norm
compliance, and collective action.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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