ASA’s innovations in methodology and exploratory applications to case studies respond to IIASA’s Strategic Plan 2011-2020, which, in particular, emphasizes the need for “innovation and exploration ... to cope with rapid changes and new crises and opportunities”, suggesting that “A new infusion of advanced systems analysis models and techniques in the exploratory and innovative research projects … will help IIASA to achieve international recognition as the leader in systems analysis and integrated assessments on a global scale.”
ASA’s mission is to develop, test, and make available new quantitative and qualitative methods from areas including mathematics, statistics, operations research, and management science for addressing problems arising in the policy analysis of complex socio-environmental systems.
Thereby, ASA’s activities advance IIASA’s ability to conduct research to improve human and societal well-being, as well as environmental quality by allowing for solving problems that cannot be addressed by existing tools and by enabling solving problems more efficiently.
The above listed challeneges are relevant to a vast array of particular instances of socio-environmental systems. Specifically, we consider (this list is certainly not exhaustive)
To be able to develop and advance the above listed capabilities, we employ
Some selected highlights in the current research cycle (2016-2020) are
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Luo Y, Zhong Y, Pang L, Zhao Y, Liang R, & Zheng X (2021). The effects of indoor air pollution from solid fuel use on cognitive function among middle-aged and older population in China. Science of the Total Environment 754: e142460. DOI:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.142460.
Diwekar U, Amekudzi-Kennedy A, Bakshi B, Baumgartner R, Boumans R, Burger P, Cabezas H, Egler M, et al. (2021). A perspective on the role of uncertainty in sustainability science and engineering. Resources, Conservation and Recycling 164: e105140. DOI:10.1016/j.resconrec.2020.105140.
Komendantova N (2021). Transferring awareness into action: A meta-analysis of the behavioral drivers of energy transitions in Germany, Austria, Finland, Morocco, Jordan and Iran. Energy Research & Social Science 71: e101826. DOI:10.1016/j.erss.2020.101826.
Strelkovskii N , Komendantova N , Sizov S , & Rovenskaya E (2020). Building plausible futures: Scenario-based strategic planning of industrial development of Kyrgyzstan. Futures 124: e102646. DOI:10.1016/j.futures.2020.102646.
Bartmann R, Strelkovskii N , & Rovenskaya E (2020). A systems description of the national well-being system. Version 2.0: attaching data sources and identifying leverage points and responsible institutions. IIASA Working Paper. Laxenburg, Austria: WP-20-018
Aseev S & Katsumoto M (2020). On Optimal Leader’s Investments Strategy in a Cyclic Model of Innovation Race with Random Inventions Times. Games 11 (4): e52. DOI:10.3390/g11040052.
Yazdanpanah M, Abadi B, & Komendantova N (2020). Some at Risk for COVID-19 Are Reluctant to Take Precautions, but Others Are Not: A Case from Rural Iran. Frontiers in Public Health 8: e562300. DOI:10.3389/fpubh.2020.562300.
Watanabe C, Tou Y, & Neittaanmäki P (2020). Institutional systems inducing R&D in Amazon- the role of an investor surplus toward stakeholder capitalization. Technology in Society 63: e101290. DOI:10.1016/j.techsoc.2020.101290.
Kyza EA, Varda C, Panos D, Karageorgiou M, Komendantova N , Perfumi SC, Shah SIH, & Hosseini AS (2020). Combating misinformation online: re-imagining social media for policy-making. Internet Policy Review 9 (4) DOI:10.14763/2020.4.1514.
Poledna S, Martínez-Jaramillo S, Caccioli F, & Thurner S (2020). Quantification of systemic risk from overlapping portfolios in the financial system. Journal of Financial Stability: p. 100808. DOI:10.1016/j.jfs.2020.100808. (In Press)
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