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Sebastian Ille

Photograph of Sebastien Ille, Associate Professor in Economics, NU London

Associate Professor of Economics

NU London

Sebastian is an Associate Professor of Economics as well as the Associate Director of Research & Knowledge Exchange for the Social Sciences and Head of Research Cluster: Social Dynamics and Behaviour at Northeastern University London (NU London).

Sebastian has also been the Editor-in-Chief of the International Social Science Journal from 2015-2022. He has been a research/policy consultant for the Overseas Development Institute and the World Commission on Forced Displacement as well as for the Egyptian Center for Economic Studies (ECES).

Sebastian’s research focuses on social systems, individual decision-making and institutions. His research relies on interdisciplinary methods that combine various approaches across the social sciences to better understand social systems as interconnected and complex processes of different social norms, conventions, individual preferences and interactions.

Before joining Northeastern University London, he taught for two years at the Lebanese American University in Beirut as an Assistant Professor in Economics. Prior to this, he was a lecturer at Pisa University, the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies in Italy, and Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok.

Areas of research specialization: institutional economics, social dynamics, complex social systems analysis, evolutionary and spatial game theory, graph theory, chaos theory

Areas of teaching specialization:  Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Game Theory, Economic History, Social Choice and Social Systems, Behavioral Economics Economics of Organizations & Management

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Ille, S. (2022). Models of Society and Complex Systems (1st ed.). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003035329

Ille, S. (2021). The Evolution of Sectarianism. Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation, 97. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cnsns.2021.105726

Ille, S. & Peacey, M. W. (2019). Forced private tutoring in Egypt: Moving away from a corrupt social norm. International Journal of Educational Development, 66. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijedudev.2018.12.003

Ille, S., Risso, A., & Sanchez Carrera, E. J. (2017). Democratization and inequality: Empirical evidence for the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development member countries. Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space, 35(6), 1098-1116. https://doi.org/10.1177/0263774X16684521