System Dynamics

This research group was founded in the early 1960s by MIT Sloan Professor Jay W. Forrester. Forrester began applying what he had learned about systems during his work in electrical engineering to everyday kinds of systems. The group now has three main research projects:

  • The National Model Project, which strives for a better understanding of how the U.S. economy works.
  • The System Dynamics in Education Project, which is writing a do-it-yourself workbook for learning system dynamics Road Maps.
  • The Improvement Paradox: Designing Sustainable Quality Improvement Programs.

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Guide to learning System Dynamics