“He who does not expect will not find out the unexpected, for it is trackless and unexplored.”

Fragment 18, as quoted in The Art and Thought of Heraclitus: An Edition of the Fragments (1981) edited by Charles H. Kahn, p. 105

CISEPS is an interdisciplinary research center at the University of Milano-Bicocca. The aim of the Center is to contribute to the advancement of social sciences through research focused on the improvement of the explanatory and predictive capabilities of the basic models in social sciences. Its members are scholars working in all fields that can contribute to the achievement of the above goals. 

The Center aims to disseminate the output of its scientific research through seminars, workshops and conferences, also creating partnerships with other centers and institutions. Research activities are conducted in Research Units and also open to students of any level, both internal and external to the University of Milano-Bicocca, who can have direct research experiences through internships.

CISEPS has an independent management body, composed by a Scientific Director, an Executive Board (Scientific Committee), and an Advisory Board, who are responsible for the organization of the Center’s activities.

Aims and objectives

Ukraine Support Initiatives


Vira Lykina (Kyiv National Linguistic University ), CISEPS-DEMS Visiting Scholar 


Volodymyr Vakhitov (American University of Kyiv), "Nudging Civilian Evacuation During War: Evidence from Ukraine"


Series of Lectures on Behavioral 

Economics and Nudging:

May 30, 2023, 4pm (CET)

University of Milano-Bicocca

Building U6, room 30 

or online via this link

Speaker: Cristina Bicchieri (University of Pennsylvania).
Title: From Is to Ought and back: Variability and asymmetry in social inferences from norm information

June 27, 2023, 4pm (CET)

Speaker: Cass Sunstein
(Harvard University).
Title: Nudges: past, present,

Find here the registration form 

[Unit BIB, 

Department of Economics, Management and Statistics-Unimib, Department of Psychology-Unimib]


May 18, 2023 - 3:00 pm-6:00 pm (CET)

Presentation of the book "Nudging" (MIT Press)

by Riccardo Viale

University of Milano-Bicocca 


Corriere della sera April, 18

[Unit BIB]

May 18, 2023 - 12:00 pm-13:15 pm

Matteo Galizzi (LSE)


Title: Risk and social preferences predict risky 

sexual behaviour amongst youth

in a HIV epidemic setting 

[Unit BIB] 

April 14, 2023
CISEPS 2023 Annual Workshop
Tackling Inequality: Challenges, Research, and Policies


[Unit: Inequality]

April 18, 2023

CefES/CISEPS Coffee Room Meeting

"Nudging Civilian Evacuation During War: Evidence from Ukraine"

by Volodymyr Vakhitov

Director of the Institute for Behavioral Studies

American University of Kyiv

[Unit Institutions] 

April 11, 2023

Nick Chater (online): "The social contract in miniature. Virtual bargaining and the theory of joint action, meaning and fairness"

University of Milano-Bicocca

Series of Lectures on Behavioral Economics and Nudging  [Unit: BIB]


April 4, 2023

Workshop on Reasoning and Decision Making

University of Milano-Bicocca 

[Unit: BIB]

March 31, 2023

Baptiste Jacquet (online lecture): "Changing behavior with chatbots: from improving mental health to tackling climate change"

University of Milano-Bicocca

[Unit: BIB]

March 7, 2023

Wändi Bruine de Bruin (online): "Insights from psychology for climate change communications"

Series of Lectures on Behavioral Economics and Nudging  [Unit: BIB]


 Coffee room meetings Unit Institutions 2023 


"Il genio femminile in finanza vale 700 miliardi di dollari"

Intervento del prof. Riccardo Viale (BIB)  sul Corriere della Sera

"Nudging, la spinta gentile dello Stato per aiutare i cittadini nelle loro scelte

Intervento del prof. Riccardo Viale (BIB)  sul Corriere della Sera

"Ancora troppe falle negli algoritmi

Intervento del prof. Riccardo Viale (BIB)  sul Corriere della Sera


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