FuturICT and Social Sciences: Big Data, Big Thinking

R. Conte, N. Gilbert, G. Bonelli, and D. Helbing. FuturICT and Social Sciences: Big Data, Big Thinking. Zeitschrift fur Soziologie 40(5), 412-413 (2011).

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Rosaria Conte

National Research Council (CNR) - Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies (ISTC)

Nigel Gilbert

University of Surrey - Department of Sociology

Giulia Bonelli

Independent

Dirk Helbing

ETH Zürich - Department of Humanities, Social and Political Sciences (GESS)

Date Written: June 21, 2011

Abstract

Why do financial markets crash again and again? How can we construct resilient institutions? What determines human happiness and well-­‐being, and how are they influenced by personal wealth? How can society change behaviours that destroy our environment and other important public goods? Big Data, combined with a multi-disciplinary approach, may help to find answers to these and other questions, which could not be well answered in the past.

Keywords: Big Data, multi-disciplinary approach, complex system, complexity science

JEL Classification: A00, B00, C00

Suggested Citation

Conte, Rosaria and Gilbert, Nigel and Bonelli, Giulia and Helbing, Dirk, FuturICT and Social Sciences: Big Data, Big Thinking (June 21, 2011). R. Conte, N. Gilbert, G. Bonelli, and D. Helbing. FuturICT and Social Sciences: Big Data, Big Thinking. Zeitschrift fur Soziologie 40(5), 412-413 (2011)., Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2294732

Rosaria Conte

National Research Council (CNR) - Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies (ISTC) ( email )

Via Palestro, 32
Rome, RM 00185
Italy

Nigel Gilbert

University of Surrey - Department of Sociology ( email )

United States

Giulia Bonelli

Independent ( email )

Dirk Helbing (Contact Author)

ETH Zürich - Department of Humanities, Social and Political Sciences (GESS) ( email )

ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
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Zurich, 8092
Switzerland

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