Johannes Zschache

Institut für Soziologie


Database group
Department of Computer Science
Leipzig University
Augustusplatz 10
04109 Leipzig

Room: Neues Paulinum P419
Telefon +49 (0)341 9732240
e-mail zschache [at] sozio.uni-leipzig.de

Fields of Research

  • Computational Sociology
  • Learning models and Behaviorial Sociology
  • Network analysis and Social Exchange Theory

Curriculum Vitae

Since 2018: Research assistant at the department of computer science, database group

2011 - 2018: Research assistant at the Institute of Sociology in Leipzig

2009 - 2011: Student assistant at the Institute of Computer Science in Leipzig

2010: Research internship at the NTU in Singapore (WKWSCI)

2008 - 2009: Studies at the NTNU in Trondheim, Norway

2005 - 2011: Studies in Sociology and Computer Sciences at the University of Leipzig


Software: https://github.com/JZschache


The matching law and melioration Learning: From individual decision making to social interactions: pdf

Master thesis

Producing Public Goods in Networks: Some Effects of Social Comparison and Endogenous Network Change


Articles in peer-reviewed journals:

Zschache, J. (2018) Applying the matching law as micro-foundation of social phenomena. Social Science Research, doi: 10.1016/j.ssresearch.2018.03.010. (full text)

Zschache, J. (2018) Melioration learning in iterated public goods games: The impact of exploratory noise. The Journal of Mathematical Sociology 42(1) 1-16. (full text).

Zschache, J. (2017) The Explanation of Social Conventions by Melioration Learning. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation 20 (3): 1.

Zschache, J. (2016) Melioration Learning in Two-Person Games. PLoS ONE 11 (11): e0166708

Zschache, J. (2012). Producing public goods in networks: Some effects of social comparison and endogenous network change. Social Networks 34, 539-548.

Further publications:

Zschache, J. (2012). Book Review: Michael Laver and Ernest Sergenti: Party Competition. An Agent-Based Model. RMM Vol. 3, 66–70. http://www.rmm-journal.de/downloads/Review_Zschache.pdf

Voss, T. und J. Zschache (2014). Verhaltenstheorie. In: Endruweit G., G. Trommsdorff und N. Burzan (Hg.) Wörterbuch der Soziologie, 3. Auflage. UVK.

Tutić, A., J. Zschache und T. Voss: Soziale Normen (2014). In: Norman B. und N. J. Saam (Hg.) Handbuch Modellbildung und Simulation in den Sozialwissenschaften. Springer VS. 627–662. springer-link


Seminar Bachelor | 2 SWS | WS 2017/2018

Einführung in die empirische Analyse sozialer Netzwerke

Spezielle Soziologie / spezielle Methoden
17:15 | wöchentlich
unterer PC-Pool, GWZ