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Oleg Smirnov Associate Professor Political Science College of Arts and Sciences

Biography

Oleg Smirnov’s areas of expertise  and research interests include world politics, politics of climate change, cooperation, computational modeling (agent-based modeling, geographic information systems, evolutionary dynamics) and behavioral economics (altruistic punishment, collective risk social dilemmas). He is currently working on a computational model of social consequences of climate change, and recently published a paper that reveals climate change, not population growth, plays the main role in predicting population exposure to extreme droughts.

Education

  • PhD and MA, University of Oregon
  • BA, Rostov State University
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