“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


"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


11 April, 2023 - 4:00 pm-5:30 pm (CET)

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

University of Milano-Bicocca - Room U6-01D

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

 (click here for more information)

full list of lectures

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

Final program

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More information on the venue available here

[Unit: Inequality]

Spring 2023

Coffee room meetings Unit Institutions 


7 March, 2023

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

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


28 February, 2023 

Luca Polonio (DEMS-Unimib) 

"Persistence of strategic sophistication and transfer of learning across games"

ReLunch-Ciseps Seminar 

[Unit: Behavior and Rationality]

21 February, 2023

Stergios Athanasoglou (DEMS-Unimib) 

"Strategy-proof preference aggregation and the anonymity-neutrality tradeoff"

ReLunch-Ciseps Seminar 

[Unit: Behavior and Rationality]

14 February, 2023

The IIC-NY hosts former Director Prof. Riccardo Viale presenting his latest book: 

Nudging - Human Behavior and Embodied Cognition to Promote Individual and Public Wellbeing


11  January, 2023

Ennio Bilancini (IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca )

"The co-evolution of cooperation and cognition under endogenous population structure" 


[Unit: Behavior and Rationality]


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