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The IV. Open Global Systems Science Conference

Fri, 12/04/2015 - 12:15
The GSS conference 2015 with the title “Everything is Connected – Equilibrium and Disequilibrium in Social, Economic and Political Systems” was held in Genova, Italy from October 29-30, 2015. It was organized by the University of Genoa as part of the Science Festival of Genoa. The conference sessions focused on urban systems, economic systems, financial […]

The III. Open Global Systems Science Conference – Brussels Program

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 13:45
On October 8-10, scholars and practitioners will meet in the US, China and Europe to share insights and discuss open questions about green growth. The three sub-events will be connected via Internet, and the conference as a whole shall help to develop the research needed to address global challenges like the one of green growth. […]

The III. Open Global System Science Conference – Call for Papers

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 16:01
Unpacking Green Growth A Trans-Continental Conference > Download Call for Paper (Pdf) Hosted by: - Arizona State University - Development Research Center of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China - Global Climate Forum October 8-10, 2014 Global Systems Science (GSS) is about providing global systems of interconnected solutions to global problems. This […]

Consultation on directions for Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) research

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 14:12
The FET Unit has launched an online consultation to understand what the game-changing technologies of the next decades will be. The consultation targets scientists, researchers, innovators, entrepreneurs and members of civil society in general. The consultation is here GSS consultation is under A large feedback of the GSS community will be of the […]

Sustainability, Culture and personal reponsibility

Thu, 02/13/2014 - 19:44
Some thoughts Sander van der Leeuw presented on the Global Systems, Global Risks and Green Growth Workshop at ASU about Sustainability, Culture and personal responsibility. Comments are welcome.

“Rescuing Global Climate Policy”

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 21:43
A workshop on this topic takes place at Arizona State University February 3-4. If on the banner of this page starting with “Home” you click on the tab three positions to the right, “Climate Policy Workshop”, you get more information, … Continue reading →

Special-Session on Multi-Agent Macroeconomics at DCAI 2014

Mon, 12/23/2013 - 20:55
  Edgardo Bucciarelli and Gianfranco Giulioni from the  University of Chieti-Pescara (Italy) are organizing a special session on Multi-Agent Macroeconomics at the 11th International Symposium on Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence that will take place in Salamanca in June 2014. More information is … Continue reading →

Global systems science news item at Chalmers U. of Tech.

Thu, 12/19/2013 - 22:25
Together with Cezar Ionescu I am working on “increasingly correct scientific computing” in the context of GSS. Here is a local university news item trying to explain what the Computer Science and Engineering department at Chalmers can contribute towards GSS. … Continue reading →

International Reform of the SDR and Domestic Monetary Policy

Sat, 12/14/2013 - 13:56
I would like to inform the group of the work of Jane D’Arista who is particularly experienced at finanical institutional design Abstract: This first paper argues that the link between excess liquidity, the buildup in debt, the asset bubbles that … Continue reading →

The Implications of the Dollar as a Reserve Currency

Sat, 12/14/2013 - 09:23
Dollar as the World Reserve Currency Effects of Capital Inflows

IMF, World Bank, Triffin Dilemma, some solution proposals (German)

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 17:35
Papers and presentation given at the German Ministry of Finance in 2010. Paper Bretton Woods Institutions (German) Presentation Bretton Woods Institutions (German)

Readings on the World Bank

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 17:25
During today’s discussion on the World Bank and Civil Society, Jay Pocklington provided the following links: Jobs report of the World Bank Stiglitz on the World Bank

Towards a common financial language

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 07:10
The following speech by Andy Haldane, Executive Director of Financial Stability at the Bank of England, points out to what might be a prerequisite for a transformative governance of the financial system: a common financial language. As hinted at by Haldane, such … Continue reading →

Funding the low-carbon transition

Thu, 12/12/2013 - 15:20
In view of the upcoming IASS and GCF Sustainable Finance Workshop which starts tomorrow, Etienne Espagne would like to share this paper on the low-carbon-transition, written with Jean-Charles Hourcade (director of the CIRED) and Baptiste Perrissin-Fabert (CIRED and Commissariat Général … Continue reading →

Call for proposals: GSS (Submission by 01.04.14)

Thu, 11/28/2013 - 12:38
Global Systems Science (GSS) Specific challenge: The ambition is to improve the way scientific knowledge can help inform and evaluate policy and societal responses to global challenges like climate change, global financial crises, global pandemics, and growth of cities – … Continue reading →


Wed, 11/27/2013 - 12:46
Two useful texts for people working with narratives: Narrative Interviewing Grounded Theory Google has tons of English materials on grounded theory, so I don’t list any of those here. However, this paper is easy to read and close to practical … Continue reading →

Global Systems Science in the FET draft work programme

Mon, 11/25/2013 - 15:16
The Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) draft work programme (as part of Horizon 2020) is now published and it contains the almost final version of the calls to be announced officially 2013-12-11. Global Systems Science is there under “FETPROACTIVE1″ with … Continue reading →

A year in Paris

Sun, 11/17/2013 - 21:17
The newly created “Paris institute for advanced studies” offers two grants of nine months for senior fellows working on “The energy transition of European societies: from the city to the region.”  More information here.    

mind map of the GSS meeting in Beijing 2013

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 17:42
This is a mind map I created from the discussions in the Beijing meeting of GSS. It covers the main topics and buzz words. I thought I share it, as it might be helpful to some of you to keep … Continue reading →

21st century challenge: new strategy to share prosperity

Sun, 11/10/2013 - 11:05
I recommend a short article by Brian Arthur, economist and one of the founders of Complexity Theory. It illustrate as the challenge of today economy is distributing prosperity but employment is not a strategy anymore. The impact of digital technology … Continue reading →