Work in Progress


         Behavioral Economics: Well-Being and Data Science
  • Choices, Values, and Frames in Risk Environments
  • Cognitive Bias, Social Identity and Preferences
  • Terrorism and Distress
  • Online Social Networking and Mental Health
  • Modeling Emotion-Based Decision-Making


Working Papers in Behavioral Economics



  • Stated Preferences and Well-Being in Risky Environments

Submitted to Journal for Publication, Coming Soon (Draft Available Upon Request)


  • Risk Perception, Policy Preferences, and Pro-Social Behavior:  Experimental Evidence in Risky Environments
Submitted to Journal for Publication, Coming soon (Draft Available Upon Request)



Working Papers in Social Networks 



  • Risky Environments, Happiness, and Networks in Blau Space

Submitted to Journal for Publication, Coming soon (Draft Available Upon Request)


Fuzzy analysis is commonly used for handling various forms of uncertainty in decision-making process and it is related to the design and control of complex systems which is the case of fuzzy clustering. This paper initially will aboard this issue by incorporating approaches of group decision making based on intuitionistic preference relations. The common cases of study are data that comes from subjective well-being decisions that are embedded in behavioral networks. By using fuzzy theory and optimization methods, this paper proposes to follow a two-step algorithm to analyze behavioral networks by (1) identify complete intuitionistic preferences and by (2) approximate a network feature matrix for a conventional fuzzy community detection which is an extension of a fuzzy k-means clustering procedure. [NARSC 2016] 



This paper introduces the concept of "Citizen Commission" as a structure of social capital and show methods for its mathematical analysis. The paper explains the network formation and how information transmission feeds back into the evolution of social links. The social network is analyzed in cooperative games and its role in public goods. The concepts of the equilibrium point and it different solutions are introduced by mathematical definition. And later in the paper, the process of social learning is discussed. As an illustration of the possibilities of this Citizen Commission for a real application in the economy is included. [ NARSC 2014 ]


  Conference Papers 



  • Plascencia, Fernando J. (2016). "Fuzzy Analysis for Intuitionistic Preferences on Complex Networks". Presented at the  63rd North American Regional Science Council (NARSC). Social Interaction, Group Decision Making and Spatial Considerations.  Minneapolis, MN.
  • Plascencia, Fernando J. (2014). "Cooperative Games, Learning and Strategic Interaction in Social Networks". Presented at the  61st North American Regional Science Council (NARSC). Economic Development.  Washington, DC.