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Michael Makowsky, Ph.D
Michael Makowsky is an assistant professor in the Center for Advanced Modeling at Johns Hopkins University. His research explores the variety of ways in which groups form and the patterns that emerge within their constituent and collective behavioral norms. Using agent-based computational models, laboratory experiments, and applied microeconometrics, he has studied a wide range of topics, including group formation; social contagion; revolution; religious extremism and bifurcation; increasing returns to scale; and law and regulatory enforcement. Dr. Makowsky ‘s interdisciplinary research has been published in top peer-reviewed journals from a variety of disciplines, including the American Economic Review, Review of Economic Studies, Journal of Law & Economics, Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, Mathematical Social Science, Economics Letters, Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, and the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization.