Interacting with complex systems: models and games for a sustainable economy
In the last decades the science-policy interface has become more important and more complex too. In this report we search for novel ways to extend or reframe the economic and environmental theories and models upon which policy recommendations are, or should be, based.
The methods and applications of Complex System Science, in particular, have been explored and are found to be still fragmented. But they certainly can and should form the basis for introducing behavioural and innovation dynamics which make these theories and models more like what happens in the real world. In combination with interactive simulation and games, of which some examples are discussed in this report, science can in a post-modern context contribute more effectively to the strategic decisionmaking in government and other institutions regarding sustainable development. This will direly be needed in view of the new and global challenges facing us.
|Author(s)||H. J. M. de Vries|