Please join Rethinking Regulation @ KIE for a lunch seminar on Thursday, February 23, with Dr. Mark Borsuk, Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering: “Assessing alternative carbon tax policies using an agent-based model.” The background paper, Gerst et al. (2013) “Agent-based modeling of climate policy: An introduction to the ENGAGE multi-level model framework”, Environmental Modelling & Software 44:62-75 may be downloaded here.
Mark Borsuk’s research concerns the development and application of mathematical models for integrating scientific information on natural, technical, and social systems. He is a widely-cited expert in Bayesian network modeling with regular application to environmental and human health regulation and decision making. He is also the originator of novel approaches to climate change assessment, combining risk analysis, game theory, and agent-based modeling. Borsuk’s highly collaborative research has been funded by NSF, EPA, NIH, NIEHS and USFS, and he has authored or co-authored 75 peer-reviewed journal publications and 6 book chapters. As part of his appointment at Duke, Dr. Borsuk directs a new interdisciplinary research and teaching initiative in risk, uncertainty, optimization and decision-making.
Lunch will be provided; please RSVP to Bashar Alobaidi.
Thursday, February 23
Ahmadieh Family Conference Room (West Duke 101)
The Kenan Institute for Ethics (East Campus)