Zachary Patterson

Zachary Patterson is currently Modeling Specialist at the Montreal regional public transportation planning authority (Agence métropolitaine de transport). For two years he was a postdoctoral researcher at the Transport and Mobility Laboratory of the Epfl. He received his PhD from McGill University where he was co-supervised in Urban Planning, Civil Engineering and Geography. Before undertaking doctoral studies he worked as an economist for the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (the Nafta “Environmental Watchdog”). His professional and academic interests involve modeling in all its forms.


Zachary Patterson | 11.11.2008

Social scientists appear to be divided into two camps: those who use models and those who do not. In order to understand this phenomenon, a clear understanding of what a model is is required. Unfortunately, this is more complicated than one might think. To be sure, few social scientists would have trouble identifying what they [...]