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 Subject : 2020/02/14 Meeting Notes.. 02/14/2020 05:03:04 PM 
Christine Tang
Posts: 14
Dear SD Econ,

Thank you for those who could attend the meeting this Valentine's Day. We appreciate your love of SD and Econ. We hope that it won't turn out like Romeo and Juliet's story. Prof. Radzicki built an SD model of that tragedy (I prefer comedies):

  • SD Econ Social Media
  • Other Econ Groups that we may collaborate with e.g.
    - Ecological Economists
    - Behavioral/Experimental Economists
  • Aspirations/Goals: Website/page on SDS like what the Conflict, Defense and Security SIG has
    - Repository
    - Molecules
    - Biographies of SDS Econ folks
    - 20 min video tutorials on SD and econ
    - Short videos of models with big impact (e.g. En-ROADS)
  • Videos from WPI Systems Thinking Colloquium 2019 are up
    Gene Bellinger - Storyteller

    "DSRP is Universal to Systems Thinking"
    Derek Cabrera, PhD and Laura Cabrera, PhD - Cornell University

    "Perspectives on Systems Thinking: An Integrative System Dynamics Approach"
    Robert Y. Cavana - Reader in Systems Science, Victoria Business School, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand

    "Systems Thinking: The Elephant in the Room"
    Joseph E. Kasser - DSc, CEng, CM, FIET, FIES, FINCOSE, CMALT, G3ZCZ

    "Systems Thinking: An Economist’s Perspective"
    Michael J. Radzicki, Ph.D. - Worcester Polytechnic Institute

    "Reflections on Systems Thinking"
    Donna H. Rhodes - Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    "My Take on System Dynamics"
    Khalid Saeed - Professor of Economics and System Dynamics, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

    "Systems Thinking: A Catalyst for Purposeful Change"
    David Peter Stroh - Principal, Bridgeway Partners and Author, Systems Thinking for Social Change

    "Why Systems Thinking is Not a Natural Act"
    Ricardo Valerdi - University of Arizona

To Do:
- Create a survey requesting feedback on people's interest in Thermo 2.0, information for the webpage (bios, videos, etc.), info to know who is in SDS Econ (students, professors, professionals, etc.), what you are interested in (e.g. macro, micro, health, etc.) and other feedback.
- Figure out how to get a page on SDS and create content for page.

As always, please feel free to email me [email protected] or message me on various social media platforms if you have any questions or comments...especially if I forgot something.

Please also let me know if you would like to volunteer to aid in running this group. As I have said, I did not/have not studied much economics and would like to have folks who know econ or SD and will make time to post on our various social media platforms.

Hope you and yours have a wonderful weekend!

Last Edited On: 02/19/2020 11:01:46 AM By Christine Tang
 Subject : Re:2020/02/14 Meeting Notes.. 02/14/2020 05:15:34 PM 
Christine Tang
Posts: 14
I just realized that I forgot about the messages from the Zoom chat and updates from the Feedback Economics book.

"From Brian Evarts: Mathias Ruth and Bruce Hannon "Modeling Dynamic Economic Systems" is a good source for SD and Micro

Online MOOCs like Coursera and Udemy are hugely popular... and Steve Keen's Youtube channel are very popular"
I forgot what we were talking about in the first comment. The second comment is a response to the 20 min tutorials idea. Then ?? recommended e-books. I second that. I prefer reading over listening.

More To Do:
- Think about the mission statement/goal of SDS Econ...and if we want to have different branches/subgroups
- Plan events/Collective Learning Meetings (CLMs) such as practical/technical meetings (e.g. technology demos). Len will contact ?? and email CT about a potential speaker for April 10th 2-3PM ET (Boston time). DONE. Schedule speaker.
- Create SD Econ calendar
Last Edited On: 02/18/2020 02:11:42 PM By Christine Tang
 Subject : Re:2020/02/14 Meeting Notes.. 02/19/2020 11:06:09 AM 
Christine Tang
Posts: 14
For those who heard about/seen information about and are interested in Thermo 2.0, please wait for more details.

We apologize for the poor communication. There are some logistical issues that we need to resolve.
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