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Michael Weisdorf

Michael Weisdorf

Systems Science Fellow

He is a Ph.D. candidate in Systems Science at Portland State University. His research applies natural science methods to social science topics, focusing on the intersection of ecological and economic systems. Insights from the fields of ecology, political economy, psychology, game theory, complexity studies, and systems science form the basis of his understanding of the economic life process in terms of human ecological behavior. Previous work involves developing systems models and computer simulations in such diverse areas as alternative econometrics, financial innovation, participatory economics and cooperative resource allocation and distribution. He presently resides in the urban forest of Portland within the Tryon creek drainage basin.