751-1573-00L Dynamic Simulation in Agricultural and Regional Economics
|Autumn Semester 2017
|yearly recurring course
|Language of instruction
|In this class, students learn the basics of system dynamics and its application to agricultural and regional economic questions. In the second half of the class, students develop their own simulation model, with which they evaluate potential interventions for improving the economic as well as the ecological sustainability of food systems.
|- Students learn the basic theory and practice of dynamic simulation
- Students can develop, analyze and extend a dynamic simulation model and interpret its results.
- By applying the developed simulation model, students gain insights into food system issues. They also learn to recognize the benefits and pitfalls of dynamic simulation, both from a theoretical and an applied perspective.
|slides (will be provided during the class)
|articles and papers (will be provided during the class)