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International Futures: Building and Using Global Models

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Pardee Institute for International Futures


Barry B. Hughes

March 19, 2019

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Hughes, B.B. (2019) International Futures: Building and Using Global Models. Academic Press (Elsevier Ltd).

In March 2019, International Futures:  Building and Using Global Models by Barry B. Hughes was published by Elsevier Academic Press. The volume has two purposes: (1) to explain (by no means fully document) the International Futures (IFs) model system and (2) to place it in the context of the larger environment of global modeling. It thereby is commentary on the state of the enterprise of building and using global models, its strengths and challenges.

Founding Director of the Pardee Center and developer of IFs, Dr.Hughes is John Evans Professor at the Korbel School and now serves as Senior Scientist and Mentor to the Center. His principal interests are in global change, computer simulation models for economic, energy, food, population, environmental, and socio-political forecasting, and policy analysis. The fundamental concerns that synthesize these interests are developing effective response to long-term global change and improving the long-term human condition.

Keywords: Foreign Policy