053: Multiple methods for exploring the commons with Jacopo Baggio

In this episode Michael and Courtney spoke with Jacopo Baggio, an assistant professor at the School of of Politics, Security, and International Affairs at the University of Central Florida. Michael and Courtney spoke with Jacopo about his career path and his work examining the validity of Elinor Ostrom’s design principles for long-lasting community-base resource management, as well as his more recent work exploring the role that cognitive diversity plays in the abilities of groups to produce shared public goods. A common theme throughout the conversation was the importance of adapting methods to research questions, rather than the other way ’round.

Jacopo’s website: https://sciences.ucf.edu/politics/person/jacopo-baggio/

References for Jacopo’s papers on cognitive diversity: 

Baggio, J. A., Freeman, J., Coyle, T. R., Nguyen, T. T., Hancock, D., Elpers, K. E., … & Pillow, D. (2019). The importance of cognitive diversity for sustaining the commons. Nature communications10(1), 1-11.

Freeman, J., Baggio, J. A., & Coyle, T. R. (2020). Social and general intelligence improves collective action in a common pool resource system. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences117(14), 7712-7718.