“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"


June 19-22, 2024

International Conference 


(co-organized by CISEPS)

Call for Papers

June 10-15, 2024

Financial education summer camp

[organized by Obiettivo EFFE 

with the support of CISEPS] 

Monthly events

Coffee Room Meetings 

[Unit Institutions]


Morto Daniel Kahneman, lo psicologo che vinse il Nobel per l'Economia 

prof. Riccardo Viale (BIB) - Corriere della Sera

Aziende incapaci di innovare:

 Ci vuole l'avvocato del diavolo 

prof. Riccardo Viale (BIB) - Corriere della Sera

Elgar Companion to Herbert Simon

edited by Gerd Gigerenzer, Shabnam Mousavi,

 and Riccardo Viale (BIB)

L'intelligenza artificiale e la finanza

prof. Riccardo Viale (BIB) - Corriere della Sera

L'intelligenza umana comincia dalle mani

conversazione con Shaun Gallagher a cura di Riccardo Viale  (BIB)


April 12, 2024

THIRD CISEPS ANNUAL WORKSHOP 'The World as One: The Unavoidable Interdependencies of Globalization

[Unit Anthropocene] 

January 26, 2024

Online Conference

 ‘Ingegerd Olofsdotter and Her Succession: Great History of Sweden and Ukraine

November 27, 2023 

Shu Yang, deprtment of Digital Economy

Hunan University, China  

"China's Digital Reform: Opportunities and Debates" 


[Units Institutions, Digital Wellbeing]

November 22, 2023

Alfredo Burlando (UniOregon, visiting CISEPS)


Too Fast, Too Furious? Digital Credit Delivery Speed and Repayment Rates

[Unit Institutions]

November 20, 2023

L'empowerment femminile

in un mondo che cambia

[Event organized by Obiettivo EFFE 

with the support of CISEPS]

Spring 2023

Series of Lectures on Behavioral 

Economics and Nudging

Full list of lectures

[Unit BIB, 

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

May 18, 2023 

Presentation of the book "Nudging" (MIT Press)

by Riccardo Viale

University of Milano-Bicocca 

[Unit BIB]

May 18, 2023

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 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]


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