Claudio Tessone

Assistant Professor at University of Zurich

Claudio Tessone has an ongoing interest in the modelling of socio-economic systems by recourse of network science and complex systems approaches. This includes how the networks of interactions and intrinsic or acquired agent heterogeneity modify processes such as diffusion and assimilation of external influences. This kind of research encompasses a variety of contexts, ranging from advertisement adoption, to social influence, and game theoretic settings.


A Comparative Analysis of Community Detection Algorithms on Artificial Networks2016, Scientific Reports.

A complementary view on the growth of directory trees2009, The European Physical Journal B.

A Model of Dynamic Rewiring and Knowledge Exchange in R&D Networks2016, Advances in Complex Systems.

A Quantitative Study of Social Organisation in Open Source Software Communities2012.

Agent-based modelling of socio-economic systems: Social influence and network interactions2014.

Automated software remodularization based on move refactoring2014.

Betweenness Preference: Quantifying Correlations in the Topological Dynamics of Temporal Networks2013, Physical Review Letters.

Categorizing Bugs with Social Networks : A Case Study on Four Open Source Software Communities2013.

Chaotic synchronizations of spatially extended systems as nonequilibrium phase transitions2008, Chaos (Woodbury, N.Y.).

Critical behavior in an evolutionary ultimatum game with social structure2008, Advances in Complex Systems.

Decelerating microdynamics can accelerate macrodynamics in the voter model2008, Physical Review Letters.

From Assortative To Dissortative Networks: The Role Of Capacity Constraints2010, Advances in Complex Systems.

Global firing induced by network disorder in ensembles of active rotators2008, The European Physical Journal B.

Hierarchical mutual information for the comparison of hierarchical community structures in complex networks2015, Physical Review E.

How Big Is Too Big? Critical Shocks for Systemic Failure Cascades2013, Journal of Statistical Physics.

Nestedness in Networks: A Theoretical Model and Some Applications2014, Theoretical Economics.

Evolutionary and Ecological Trees and Networks2007.

Organic Design of Massively Distributed Systems: A Complex Networks Perspective2012, Informatik-Spektrum.

Risk, Markets, Games, and Networks2009, The European Physical Journal B.

Sustainable growth in complex networks2011, EPL (Europhysics Letters).

Synchronised firing induced by network dynamics in excitable systems2012, EPL (Europhysics Letters).

The digital traces of bubbles: feedback cycles between socio-economic signals in the Bitcoin economy2014, Journal of The Royal Society Interface.

The Rise and Fall of a Central Contributor: Dynamics of Social Organization and Performance in the GENTOO Community2013.

The role of endogenous and exogenous mechanisms in the formation of R&D networks2014, Scientific Reports.

The Social Climbing Game2013, Journal of Statistical Physics.

Universal Scaling in the Branching of the Tree of Life2008, PLoS ONE.


Blockchain Modelling, Bitcoin Economy, Technology


Network Science, Complex Socio-Economic Systems Modelling, Complexity


University of Zürich

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