J.W. Forrester's scientific contributions


... System Dynamics consists of an iterative process used to define a dynamic hypothesis, develop a formal model to test and validate it, then formulate and evaluate different intervention policies [31]. The approach was developed in the '60s by Jay W. Forrester [32] in order to study complex business situations and was later expanded to study problems associated with the dynamics of growth and decline in urban centers [33], in the world as a whole [34,35], as well as other complex problems such as climate change. The features of system dynamics modeling and simulation include the possibility to account for nonlinearities, information feedbacks, time delays, and dynamic complexity [31]. ...
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