Center on Social Dynamics and Policy
The Brookings Center on Social Dynamics and Policy applies complex systems science to the study of social dynamics and their implications for policy, mainly through the use of computational modeling and simulation. In a policy setting, complexity refers to situations in which responses to policy change may not be uniform or intuitive, due in part to feedback effects, time delays, interconnectedness, and non-linearity. In such situations, approaches from complex systems science can offer important advantages for the understanding of emergent social phenomena and the crafting of effective policy.
Ross A. Hammond
Director - Center on Social Dynamics and Policy
Senior Fellow - Economic Studies
An in-depth look at the lifetime economic costs of obesity
Campaign 2012: The Future of Health Care
Agent-Based Modeling and Spatial Population Dynamics Workshop