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Jaakko Kuorikoski is a researcher at the Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence in the Philosophy of the Social Sciences (TINT), University of Helsinki. His research topics include modeling, explanation and causality, mostly in the context of economics and other social sciences.

Caterina Marchionni is an academy research fellow at the Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence in the Philosophy of the Social Sciences (TINT), University of Helsinki. Her research mainly concerns modeling, explanation and interdisciplinarity in economics and the social sciences.

Johannes Lenhard does research in philosophy of science and engineering with a particular focus on the history and philosophy of mathematics and statistics. In recent years his research has concentrated on various aspects of computer and simulation modeling. He received his doctoral degree in mathematics from the University of Frankfurt. Currently, he is affiliated with Bielefeld University’s philosophy department and the Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF).

François Claveau is postdoctoral researcher at the Centre interuniversitaire de recherche sur la science et la technologie (Montreal) and editor of the Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics. His research interests include the semantics and epistemology of causal reasoning in the social sciences, the epistemology of modeling, and the social epistemology of non-academic institutions providing socio-economic knowledge for policy use. His work has been published in journals such as Philosophy of Science, Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences and Journal of Economic Methodology. [End Page 485]

Melissa Vergara Fernández is a PhD candidate at the Erasmus Institute for Philosophy and Economics (EIPE) at the Erasmus University Rotterdam and Visiting Fellow in the Department of Philosophy at Durham University. Her research focuses on the use of economic models, and includes topics such as reasoning with inconsistent models, the explanatory power of models, and the role of non-epistemic values in modeling.

Armin W. Schulz is assistant professor in philosophy at the University of Kansas. In his research, he is primarily interested in finding out more about (a) how and when evolutionary theory can be used to illuminate issues that are not obviously evolutionary biological (especially ones in psychology, social science, and philosophy), and (b) how and when theories from psychology, social science, and philosophy can be used to illuminate evolutionary biological issues.

Ann-Sophie Barwich is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the KLI Institute (Vienna/Klosterneuburg). She obtained her PhD in Philosophy at Egenis (The Centre for the Study of the Life Sciences, University of Exeter). Her research addresses current and past developments in olfactory research (1800-today), with focus on theory development and the notion of scientific discovery.

Matt Spencer is a social scientist with interests in science, technology and practice theory. His doctoral research analyzed the use of computers in computational science and was based at Goldsmiths, University of London. He currently works as a consultant at IBM. [End Page 486]



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