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Scheller, Simon

Simon Scheller, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

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Mailing Address:
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Fakultät für Philosophie, Wissenschaftstheorie
und Religionswissenschaft
Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP)
Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1
D-80539 München

Office:
Ludwigstr. 31
Room 131
D-80539 München


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Further Information

I completed my PhD in Political Science at Bamberg University in October 2017. My cumulative thesis “Democratic Decision Making – A theoretical Analysis” studies various features of Collective Decision making mechanisms in four separate papers.

I received my Master’s degrees in Political Science (M.A.) and Economics (M.Sc.) at the University of Bamberg, and a B.A. in Philosophy and Economics at the University of Bayreuth.

Research and Expertise

I have a strong interest in applications of Agent-based Models in social science and philosophy. In my PhD research, I focussed on applications to collective decision making and the emergence of Inequality. One of my core interests lies in the study of opinion formation and decision making in politics. For my postdoctoral research, I am currently working on a project which analyses public opinion manipulation by spread of false information – and a system’s capacity to be resilient against such attempts.

Grants

  • 2014 – 2017: 3-year PhD Scholarship by the German Excellence Initiative (funded by the DFG)
  • 2017 - 2018: 1-year Postdoctoral Fellowship, Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (funded by the Alexander-von Humboldt-Foundation)

Publications

  • Forthcoming: When do Groups get it right? – On the Epistemic Performance of Voting and Deliberation (forthcoming in Historical Social Research)
  • 2017: “Mitigating the Problem of Manipulation in the ‘Adjusted Winner’ Procedure”, in: Jahrbuch für Handlungs- und Entscheidungstheorie, Bd. 10
  • 2016: “Simulating Bargaining Processes with Agent-based Modelling”, Marburg: Tectum-Verlag.