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Augusto Dalla Ragione

Doctoral student

Department of Human Behavior, Ecology and Culture
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Deutscher Platz 6
04103 Leipzig

phone: +49 (0) 341 3550 324
e-mail: augusto_dalla_ragione@[>>> Please remove the text! <<<]eva.mpg.de

Having reached anthropology from a background in history and demography, I have a particular interest in research questions revolving around the demographic transition and its causes across space and time. Supervised by Dr. Daniel Redhead and Dr. Cody Ross, I am currently working on a field project in Benin, West Africa, to collect census data, social network data, and data from experimental economic games in two rural communities. Hopefully, this will allow us to better understand the dynamics of human fertility decision-making in a social setting which is not yet fully industrialized. More generally, I am fascinated by topics such as population-environment dynamics, cultural group selection, the evolution of religion, among others.