Welcome to the MSD Working Group on Human Systems Modeling

The Human Systems Modeling working group explores state of the art modeling methods that can improve representation of human decision making and adaptation in multi-sector systems, drawing from advances in economics, social sciences, computer science, and statistics. We investigate a range of modeling techniques (e.g., agent-based, bioeconomic, computable general equilibrium, etc.) and their integration with physical energy-water-land models for capturing human response to both natural and socioeconomic stressors under short-term shocks and long-term change.

The discussions of the human systems working group center around the development of a new typology for human representation in multi-sector dynamics models. Find out more about the human systems working group at the links to the right.

Generic Topology of Actors in Multi-Sector Systems