Prof. Dr Claudio J. Tessone

Claudio Tessone




Assistant Professor in Network Science

URPP Social Networks

Institute of Business Administration
Andreasstrasse 15

CH-8050 Zürich

Phone: +41 44 634 92 61


"To think is to forget differences, to generalise, to abstract. In his overly replete world, there were nothing but details."

Funes the memorious. Jorge Luis Borges


Claudio J. Tessone has an ongoing interest in the modelling of complex socio-economic and socio-technical systems by recourse of network science and complex systems approaches. This includes how the networks of interactions and intrinsic or acquired agent heterogeneity modify processes such as diffusion and assimilation of external influences. This kind of research encompasses a variety of contexts, ranging from advertisement adoption, to social influence, and game theoretic settings.


Research topics

A primal focus of research in on diffusion and spreading on socio-economic and socio-technical systems. Intra- and inter-organisational knowledge flow, product adoption, etc. are studied through data analysis and parsimonious modelling. When required, it also includes the development of methodological tools.

Blokchain and cryptocurrencies are also a pillar of research. The main focus is on the (many times hidden) incentive schemes placed while designing them. It also includes large scale data analysis of cryptocurrency economies and modelling of consensus in blockchain based systems.


Research Interests

  • Blockchain-based systems: modelling and incentive-systems analysis
  • Cryptocurrency analytics and economics
  • Collective effects induced by heterogeneity in social and economic systems
  • Network formation and global dynamics
  • Network nestedness
  • Topology and effects of temporal networks
  • Complex socio-, economic and technical systems

Academic Degrees

2015 Habilitation on "Complex socio-economic systems" Thesis: Agent-based modelling of socio-economic systems: Social influence and network interactions Department of Management, Technology and Economics, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH) Zürich, Switzerland
2002-2006 PhD in Physics

Institut Mediterrani d’Estudis Avançats. Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain
Thesis title: Synchronisation and Collective Effects in Extended Stochastic Systems
1993-1999 Master in Physics
Instituto Balseiro, Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Argentina
Thesis title: Stochastic Resonance. New Control Parameters and Coupled Systems

Curriculum Vitae