Jakson Alves de Aquino


I hold a bachelor’s degree in social sciences from the State University of Ceará, a master’s degree in sociology from the Federal University of Ceará and a Ph.D. in sociology and politics from the Federal University of Minas Gerais.

E-mail: jaa@ufc.br

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Research interests

I am interested in contemporary political science and political behavior. I have not developed agent-based models since I finished my Ph.D. dissertation, but, in the near future, I may again use a computer to simulate social behavior.

Selected publications

The meaning of trust for Brazilians with higher education. Social Indicators Research, v. 130, n. 1, p. 325-349, jan. 2017. [Questionnarie, data, and R code to replicate the results]

The effect of exposure to political institutions and economic events on demand for democracy in Africa. Afrobarometer Working Paper, n. 160, September 2015. [R code to replicate the results]

Cooperation among virtual anthropoids in a complex environment. Interdisciplinary Description of Complex Systems, v. 9, n. 1, p. 56-80, 2011. [source code]

Two evolutionary games: Collective Action and Prisoner’s Dilemma. In: Delrieux, Claudio & Legris, Javier (Org.). Computer Modeling of Scientific Reasoning. Buenos Aires, 2003. p. 1-14. [source code]

Other available texts (mostly in Portuguese).