System Dynamics

System Dynamics Seminars

MIT Sloan brings together industry and academic leaders to discuss how System Dynamics can help us better understand complex challenges, shape policy, influence decision-making, and yield lasting benefits for businesses and society.

System Dynamics Seminars are currently held every other Friday from 12:30-2:00pm ET in the Jay W. Forrester conference room (E62-450) and via Zoom this semester, unless otherwise specified. Please email Jocelyn Climent at to be added to our mailing list and receive updates.

The schedule and guest speakers will be posted as information becomes available.

Current Seminars

  • February 10, 2023

    Daniel Levinthal (The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania)

    Bringing Power Back in: The Role of Politics in Organizational Adaptation

  • February 24, 2023

    Jad Sassine (Amazon)

    How Does Network Structure Impact Socially Reinforced Diffusion?

  • March 3, 2023

    Jack Homer (Homer Consulting), Bobby Milstein (ReThink Health/Rippel Foundation), & Chris Soderquist (Pontifex Consulting)*

    Thriving Together: An Interactive Play About Shared Stewardship (part 1)

    *Please note that this seminar is scheduled for 2 full hours (12:30-2:30pm ET)

  • March 10, 2023

    Jack Homer (Homer Consulting), Bobby Milstein (ReThink Health/Rippel Foundation), & Chris Soderquist (Pontifex Consulting)

    First Look at ReThink Health's Multisolving Investment Model  (part 2)

  • March 24, 2023

    George Papachristos (School of Innovation Sciences, TU Eindhoven) and Fernando Suarez (D’Amore-McKim School of Business, Northeastern University)

    First Mover, Fast Second or Later Mover in Platform Industries? An Integrated Model of Entry Timing Advantages

  • March 31, 2023

    No Seminar | MIT Closed for Spring Break

  • April 7, 2023

    Hazhir Rahmandad (MIT Sloan)

    A Framework for Estimating Feedback-Rich Models using Panel Datasets (work-in-progress)

  • April 21, 2023

    Douglas Guildeault (Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley)

    Complex Contagions and the Hidden Influence of the Network Periphery