Dr. Patrick Mellacher
I am an assistant professor (Universitätsassistent mit Doktorat) at the Graz Schumpeter Centre of the University of Graz who specializes in agent-based modelling and quantitative methods. I am particularly interested in studying "big questions" without claiming to provide comprehensive, "final" answers.
Recently, my research has been focused on health economics (in particular economic epidemiology), political economy and inequality. After completing my PhD thesis on "innovation, inequality and polarization", I worked on a project on "Agent-based Economic Epidemiology", which is funded by the Austrian Science Fund FWF with ca. 400,000€ and which is based on my paper COVID-Town, for which I also have received the EAEPE Herbert Simon Prize 2021.
Patrick MellacherGraz Schumpeter Centre
Graz Schumpeter Centre