Jay Forrester

Professor Emeritus of Management
System Dynamics

Biography | Selected Publications

Jay Forrester

Jay Forrester is the Professor Emeritus of Management in System Dynamics at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

A pioneer in early digital computer development and a member of the National Inventors Hall of Fame, Forrester invented random-access magnetic-core memory during the first wave of modern computers. He also pioneered the growing field of system dynamics. His research focuses on the behavior of economic systems, including the causes of business cycles and the major depressions, a new type of dynamics-based management education, and system dynamics as a unifying theme in pre-college education. He has been recognized with numerous awards for his books and has been awarded nine honorary degrees from universities around the world.

Forrester holds a BS in electrical engineering from the University of Nebraska and an SM in electrical engineering from MIT.

 

Contact Information
Office: E62-437
Tel: (617) 253-1571
Fax: (978) 369-9372

General Expertise
Advertising; Applied economics; Automotive; Branding; Business education; Business process modeling; Consumer packaged goods; Consumer products, marketing; Corporate strategy and policy; Customer relationships and CRM; Customer satisfaction; Deflation; Distance learning; Entrepreneurship / New ventures; Environmental leadership; Environmental policy; Game theory; Information technology, impact of; Internet; K-12 education; Macroeconomics; Management of technology; Managerial economics; Market research; Marketing; Marketing strategy; Nonlinear dynamics; Positioning; Statistics; Supply chain management; System dynamics; Virtual customer; Web-based marketing