The System Dynamics National Model: Macrobehavior from Microstructure

  • Jay W. Forrester


The System Dynamics National Model was undertaken to show how local policies governing decentralized decisions in an economy create observed overall economic behavior. I feel we have succeeded well beyond our original expectations. The model, endogenously, without any external driving time series, generates the major observed modes of economic behavior:

business cycles



the economic long wave

and growth.


Interest Rate Business Cycle Economic Behavior Production Sector Market Clearing 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jay W. Forrester
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  1. 1.Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA

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