System Dynamics 21 results

Achieving a sustainable prosperity requires both compelling narratives of change and robust economic models to deliver them. This theme collates and synthesises different narratives of sustainable prosperity from across CUSP and from elsewhere. Using systems dynamic approaches we explore the macroeconomics of resource-limited, ecologically constrained economies and test the robustness and resilience of alternative avenues of change.

The future of jobs: is decent work for all a pipe dream? | Blog by Tim Jackson

Rapid developments in technology and unpredictable economies are destabilising employment as we know it. What are the possible solutions? It’s not the demand for human labour that is disappearing, Tim Jackson argues, but the institutions and economics to deliver it.

Chasing good work – reflections on The Taylor Review | By Simon Mair and Agni Dikaiou

One of the achievements of the recent Taylor review has been to breathe new life into the UK debate on good work. Going forward, this debate has to consider work in its wider social context, Simon Mair and Agni Dikaiou find; we have to think about Good Work not just as end in itself, but as a part of other systemic challenges. 

Ecological Economics in action | CUSP paper presentations at ESEE 2017 Conference Budapest

CUSP researches Agni Dikaiou, Sarah Hafner, Simon Mair and Craig Rye to give paper presentations at the 2017 Annual Conference of the European Society for Ecological Economics, introducing their CUSP projects to the international ESEE community.

Prosperity without Growth – Foundations for the Economy of Tomorrow | by Tim Jackson

The publication of Prosperity without Growth was a landmark in the sustainability debate. This substantially revised and re-written edition updates its arguments and considerably expands upon them. Tim Jackson demonstrates that building a ‘post-growth’ economy is not Utopia - it's a precise, definable and meaningful task. It’s about taking simple steps towards an economics fit for purpose.

Thriving beyond Surviving | Seminar with Maja Göpel and Katherine Trebeck, 15 May 2017

Sustainable development is the 21st Century’s wicked problem. The design of our economies and the principles of our economics have taken us to an extreme, unsustainable and unjust point. It’s widely recognised that system change is badly needed. But what does such large scale transformation actually mean? And how do we put it into practice?

Seriously Modelling what Matters | UKSD 2017 Annual Conference with Aled Jones

This is the 60th anniversary of the founding of System Dynamics by Jay Forrester, who died in November 2016, leaving behind a unique and precious legacy. This conference in his honour covers contemporary examples of the classic themes he first developed.

Integrating Health and Environment | NCSE conference with Tim Jackson

CUSP Director Prof Tim Jackson has been invited to give a keynote presentation at the 17th National Conference and Global Forum on Science, Policy and the Environment in Washington, D.C.. The event is hosted by The National Council for Science and the Environments.

The Anthropocene Reading Group 2016-17 | PERC, London

Coordinated by Will Davies, Richard Douglas and Nick Taylor, the Anthropocene Reading Group is meeting regularly to discuss some of the latest literature in the field. The monthly meetings will take place on Wednesdays at 4pm.

Spending time in a low carbon society | RSC event w/ Angela Druckman

Prof Angela Druckman to give a presentation on the embeddedness of carbon in UK lifestyles, at the The Royal Society of Chemistry, 13 October 2016, 6-8pm

Measuring Prosperity? | Blog by Simon Mair

Barclay’s prosperity map has a very limited view of prosperity, focused almost entirely on financial wealth. Yet media reports have been entirely uncritical. We argue that this shows the power and dangers of measuring prosperity.