University of Vermont

James M. Jeffords Center for Policy Research

2011-2012 Signature Award

Complex Governance Systems Research and Modeling Initiative

This Signature Award will fund a comprehensive research and modeling program designed to establish UVM as a center of activity around the integration of complex computer simulation modeling with policy and governance systems.

The Signature Award of $49,893 includes funding for one Graduate Research Assistant to produce a case study that gives a detailed analysis of citizens as variables in governance networks.

For more information visit the Complexity and Governance website ( UVM faculty member, Christopher Koliba, an associate professor in Community Development & Applied Economics (CDAE), is the principal investigator for this project. Asim Zia, Assistant Professor CDAE, and Brian Lee, Assistant Professor, School of Engineering and Transportation Research Center, are co-PIs on the project.

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