System flips and resilience of systems

Advanced Systems Analysis (ASA) Program researchers experiment with qualitative and quantitative methods and approaches to study systems’ resilience by analyzing possible shock/stress scenarios.

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ASA develops novel methods of data analysis which aims to identify precursors and general patterns via learning from the past.

In 2014 ASA studied self-reinforcing feedback processes to better understand sustainability; investigated a data set from a huge on-line multi-player game to better understand the nature of social networking; developed an agent-based model of an open economy and the effects on the structure of the economy and consumption behavior of individuals after an external shock; and further developed an ongoing initiative on critical issues of economic cooperation between the enlarged European Union, Customs Union of Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Russia/Eurasian Economic Union, and their neighbors.

Managing uncertainty in climate science and meeting sustainability constraints

Advanced Systems Analysis (ASA) Program researchers work on conceptualizing the notion of sustainability and exploring different approaches to evaluating and quantifying it. More

Data analysis revealing behavior patterns

Advanced Systems Analysis (ASA) Program researchers apply contemporary approaches to analyze newly available data sets and find new insights and stylized facts. More

Resilience of regional economies

Advanced Systems Analysis (ASA) Program researchers are developing agent-based modeling frameworks that simulate economic agents (individuals, firms, banks, and so on) and their interactions under different regulations and input scenarios. More

Risks and opportunities of interregional economic integration

The Advanced Systems Analysis (ASA) Program coordinates the IIASA’s Futures Initiative on Eurasian Economic Integration, dealing with the complex issues of economic cooperation between countries of the Eurasian continent. More

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Last edited: 17 March 2015


Elena Rovenskaya

Program Director and Principal Research Scholar Advancing Systems Analysis Program

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International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
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