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Completed master theses in system dynamics

An overview of completed master theses from 2011.

2011

Himanshu Ardiwatia

Predicting learning curves for algae biodiesel, estimates and uncertainty

Supervisor: Erling Moxnes

Johannes Hartwig

Discrete Events in a Continuous System. How to model influence factors on capacity in a complex assembly line environment

Supervisor: Pål Davidsen

Patience Linda Madoma

What is wrong with the implementation of a pollution policy in Zimbabwe? A system dynamics perspective.

Supervisor: David Wheat

Basit Rizwan

Investigation of Boom and Bust in Housing Market. A System Dynamics Perspective

Supervisor: David Wheat

Wei Shao

Sovereign Debt Crisis in Greece. A System Dynamics Approach to Policy Analysis

Supervisor: David Wheat

Eric Teye

A Dynamic Approach to Understanding the Nexus between Electric Power Demand and Economic Growth, Using a Generic Electricity Model: The Case of Ghana

Supervisor: Pål Davidsen

Cynthia Varela

Etiology Study of Diarrhea in Children. A Study Case in Casco Urbano Honduras. A System Dynamics Approach for Policy Development

Supervisor: Pål Davidsen

Stefan Grösser

Switzerland's "Flying Bank" Descends: Development of a System Dynamics-Based Teaching Case for Strategic Management

Supervisor: Pål Davidsen

Arnór Geir Jónsson

Cheating and other student strategies: A system dynamics policy analysis for students that want to graduate

Supervisor: Erling Moxnes

Salwegter Mbaku Okwen

Electricity shortage and power theft in Cameroon

Supervisor: Erling Moxnes

William Schoenberg

The effectiveness of a new model structure behavior visualization technique: An Experimental study of the Forio Model Explorer

Supervisor: Pål Davidsen

Warakan Supinajaroen

Costs and Dynamics of War: System Dynamics approached to Maritime Disputes in the South China Sea

Supervisor: Erling Moxnes

Robert Powers

An Object-Oriented Approach To Managing Model Complexity

Supervisor: Pål Davidsen

Yik Nam Lee

Increase Malaysia Palm Oil Production efficiency

Supervisor: Pål Davidsen

 

 

2012

Evelyn Nabachwa

Analysing the impact of student teacher ratios on Primary School Dropout rates in Uganda

Supervisor: David Wheat

Sanam Tavakoli

Extending the Household Sector of MacroLab to Improve the Explanation of Trend in Personal Saving Rate in the U.S.

Supervisor: David Wheat

Juan Camilo Tamayo Ramirez

Workers' Compensation pricing: a system analysis of the Colombian case

Supervisor: Pål Davidsen

Mohammed Bayoumi A. Mesabbah

Parameters Estimation Using Bootstrapping for System Dynamics Models

Supervisor: Erling Moxnes

Kanar H. Hamza

The Role of System Dynamics Approaches in Aquatic Disease Management: An Application to Sea Lice Control in Norway

Supervisor: David Wheat

Kaveh Dianati

A System Dynamics Approach to Data Center Capacity Planning

Supervisor: Pål Davidsen

Holger Maxmilian Kleemann

The Dynamic Ecological footprint - Endogenizing the Ecological Footprint of Forestry in the Threshold21 Model of Senegal

Supervisor: Erling Moxnes

Victor Alexiev

Effects of design characteristics of inofrmation presentation on performance and learning in a dynamic decision environment

Supervisor: Erling Moxnes

Erico Resende Santos

Modelling Ethanol Supply, Demand and Price in the Brazilian Macro Economy

Supervisor: Pål Davidsen

John Jairo Huertas Quiroga

Group model building and quantitative modeling applied to a supply chain problem

Supervisor: Pål Davidsen

Maria A. Franco Mosquera

Using System Dynamics to Understand UMG Customer Purchasing Patterns and the Evolution of Myanmar's Jadeite Industry

Chun Chun

The Pension System In China: A System Dynamics Approach

Supervisor: David Wheat

Armindokht Nasirikaljahi

The Dynamic of modern software development project management and the software crisis of quality. An integrated system dyanmics approach towards software quality improvement.

Supervisor: Pål Davidsen

Muhammad Nouman Aleem

Attain and Sustain Competitive Advantage. A System Dynamics Model of Customer-based Brand Equity

Supervisor: Pål Davidsen

Rosa Dögg Jonsdottir

Software Adoption in Health Care

Supervisor: Pål Davidsen

Keiji Watanabe

A System Dynamics Approach to Raising Japan's Low Fertility Rate

Supervisor: David Wheat

Tooraj Moradipour

Acquisition Policy Design: An Application of System Dynamics for a Heavy Equipment Dealer in Southeast Asia

Supervisor: Pål Davidsen

Vaidotas Sruogis

Modeling Aircraft Manufacturing: Decision Support Approach

Supervisor: Pål Davidsen

Snezana Pecurova

Empirical Study of Bongaars' Theory of Fertility Determinants, Using System Dynamics

Supervisor: David Wheat

2013

Vanessa Margarita Perez Perez

Small hydro power stations, a way to secure electricity supply in Colombia. A policy evaluation using a system dynamics model.

Supervisor: Pål Davidsen

Torger Brandsar

A simulation model of Bergen’s transportation system for strategic management of peak hour congestion.

Supervisor: David Wheat

Carolin Schulze

Land Use in the Bergen Region. A System Dynamics Analysis of the Jobs-Housing Imbalance.

Supervisor: David Wheat

Tianhang Li

Commuting, a choice or a necessity? A system dynamic simulation model for intra urban migration.

Supervisor: David Wheat

Malak Mesfin Ayenew

Agricultural Production and Food Insecurity in Ethiopia: System Dynamics Approach.

Supervisor: Pål Davidsen

Erlend Aarsand

The Management of Stochastic Logistic Systems using System Dynamics Methodology.

Supervisor: Pål Davidsen

Brooke Wilkerson

Chronic and Acute Urban Air Quality Dynamics in Bergen.

Supervisor: David Wheat

Gaute Ø. Slettemark

Planning Helicopter Services. A System Dynamics Approach.

Supervisor: Pål Davidsen

Aleksandra Zacharova

Swiss Private Banking, Market Forecasting and Analysis: A System Dynamics Approach.

Supervisor: Pål Davidsen

Felipe Haro

Parameter Calibration of a System Dynamics Model.A Comparison of Three Evolutionary Algorithms.

Supervisor: Pål Davidsen

Yifei Xu

Policy for Weakening the Bullwhip Effect from Mental Perspectives.

Supervisor: Pål Davidsen

Rasa Činčytė

Return migration dynamics: case of Lithuania.

Supervisor: David Wheat

 

2014

Eftychia Anastasiadou

Supervised Injectable Heroin Treatment and Fatal Overdose.

Supervisor: Erling Moxnes

Isac Ansah

Biofuel and Food Security: Insights from a System Dynamics Model. The Case of Ghana.

Supervisor: Erling Moxnes

Sirinna Hatlem

Exploring the decline in fertility rates with system Dynamics: The case of Thailand.

Supervisor: David Wheat

Inger Hustvedt

Exploring the decline in fertility rates with system Dynamics: The case of Thailand.

Supervisor: Erling Moxnes

Jose F. M. Gomez

Modeling the Integration of Global Talent and the current University‐Industry collaboration in Norway: Depicting and simulating current problems to evaluate possible solutions.

Supervisor: David Wheat

Cranmer Nuwagira

Understanding Maternal Mortality Ratio Reduction Bottlenecks in Uganda. A System Dynamics Approach for Policy Development.

Supervisor: David Wheat

Sherif. A.R Ahmed

Does Stock and Flow diagrams lead to a better management of credit card ? The case of exponential growth bias.

Supervisor: David Wheat

Aklilu T. Tadesse

The impact of engineering process on the cost of HVDC offshore converter station construction.

Supervisor: Pål Davidsen

Joshi P.  Baldeb

Dynamics and Cost of Insurgency: the Maoist Insurgency in Nepal.

Supervisor: Erling Moxnes

Olag Tolmachova

System Dynamics Perspective for dealing with adjustment and allocation of capacity at Breast Diagnostic Center (BDS).

Supervisor: Pål Davidsen

Eduard Romanenko

Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage Market Dynamics:Matching CO2 Supply and Demand for Enhanced Oil Recovery.

Supervisor: Pål Davidsen

Dea Fitri Amelia

Exploring Policies to Enhance the Difffusieon of Conservation Agriculture in Zambia through Understanding Dynamic Behavior.

Supervisor: Birgit Kopainsky

Veronika Iurchenko

Business Strategy Deltares’ Delft3D. How to adjust business strategy of the company according to the changes in the organizational policies.

Supervisor: David Wheat

Andres julian Gil Garcia

ECCIS, A Model of Carbon Capture and Sequestration System for Enhance Oil Recovery Operations. 

Supervisor: Pål Davidsen

Lissette  V. A. Sanchez

MuSIASEM framework testing from a System Dynamics perspective.

Supervisor: Erling Moxnes

Jair Albert Andrade Ortiz

Development of a System Dynamics framework for analysing regional economies: The Sunshine Coast case.

Supervisor: David Wheat

Anna Khvorostyanaya

Airport Ground staff Planning. A System Dynamics Report. 

Supervisor: Pål Davidsen

Merla Kubli

The Impacts of Governmental Policies on the Investment Decision for Renewable Energies in the Swiss Electricity Market.

Supervisor: Erling Moxnes

 

2015

Benjamin Batinge
Energy Investment pathways for sustainable future: A System Dynamics approach to solving the Electricity shortfall in Ghana.

Supervisor: Erling Moxnes

Johanna Gisladottir
The Good Life does not come easily in Lithuania A system dynamics analysis of emigration.

Supervisor: David Wheat

Bahaa Mohamed
The Polish Migration to Norway The Dynamic and Regulation Policy.

Supervisor: David Wheat

Stella Mirembe Nakabugo
Improving Potable Water Accessibility And Sustainability Through Efficient Management Of Pipe Water Supply System A Case Study Of Uganda-Kampala Region. A System Dynamics Approach.Can we make water systems Smarter?!!

Supervisor: Pål Davidsen

Sandip Nepal
Importance of Financing for Nepalese Agriculture and Economic Development.

Supervisor: Erling Moxnes

Jacynta Muriel Maria Spicer
Representation and Dynamic Implications of Mental Models of Food Systems: A case study of dynamic decision making of smallscale farmers in Zambia.

Supervisor: Birgit Kopainsky

Melissa Varela Romero
Etiology of Adolescent Pregnancies In Honduras.

Supervisor: Pål Davidsen

Jorge Washington de Queiroz
Corruption – Can Brazil win this war.

Supervisor: Erling Moxnes

Wissam el Hachem
Long-Term Dynamics of Electricity Generation Expansion Optimal Investments for the Next 50 Years.

Supervisor: Erling Moxnes

Babette Jasmijn Bakker
"HELP WANTED!" An analysis of labor supply dynamics in booming North Dakota.

Supervisor: David Wheat

Eva Maria Therese Bennich
The economic sustainability of land-based aquaculture systems: An integrated analysis.

Supervisor: Pål Davidsen

Aurora Birbilaj
Dynamic Decision-Making About Natural Resource Use In Ethiopia.

Supervisor: Birgit Kopainsky

Eduardo Esteban Bou Schreiber
Maize Losses During Storage: A System Dynamics approach to the Food Reserve Agency Case in Zambia.

Supervisor: Birgit Kopainsky

David Bengt Collste
Modeling the Impact of Solar Energy on Health and Education A System Dynamics Approach to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Supervisor: Pål Davidsen

Gerid Maria Hager
LEARNING ABOUT SYSTEMS THROUGH INTERACTION: A CASE STUDY WITH SMALLHOLDER FARMERS IN ZAMBIA.

Supervisor: Birgit Kopainsky

Oleksandr Ivanov
Development of Smoking Behavior in Adolescence: the Case of North Dakota.

Supervisor: David Wheat

Conor Richard Meehan
Residential Rooftop Solar and the Utilities Death Spiral: A system dynamics analysis of the potential effects of rooftop solar diffusion on utilities’ electricity rates and emissions.

Supervisor: Erling Moxnes

Adiba Muminova
Modeling workforce demand in North Dakota: a System Dynamics approach.

Supervisor: David Wheat

Conrad Cornelius Steinhilber
The Maize Value Chain in Zambia: Dynamics and Resilience Towards Production Shocks.

Supervisor: Birgit Kopainsky

Tanner Verigin
Beyond diet and exercise: A system dynamics approach to understanding the relationships between weight and well-being.

Supervisor: Pål Davidsen

2016

Sarah Hafner

The role of technological change on abatement costs: A comparison of a top-down and a bottom-up system dynamics model.

Supervisor: Erling Moxnes

Ana Lucia Avila Alarcon

Subsistence Farming Household. Dynamic Profile.

Supervisor: Birgit Kopainsky

Raunak Karanjit

Dynamic Pricing: The Future of Nepelese Electricity Market.

Supervisor: Erling Moxnes

Patricia Kivali Lusigi

Estimating the future strategy for containing the transmission and spread of an imminent Ebola Virus epidemic in Kenya. A System dynamics approach.

Supervisor: Pål Davidsen

Kzira Abbas

Investigating the Decline in Fertility of Norway (1960-2015) using System dynamics Approach.

Supervisor: David Wheat

Biruktavit Tadesse

Farmers' Decision Making and Food Insecurity: The Case of Ethiopian Households A System Dynamics Approach.

Supervisor: Birgit Kopainsky

Kjersti Kræmner

Modeling Patient Pathways in a Hospital Emergency Department: a Hybrid Approach.

Supervisor: Pål Davidsen

Sandra Nedvaraityte

Modeling Price Dynamics in the Euro Area: a Multi-Industry Approach.

Supervisor: David Wheat

Georg Palaske

A comparative analysis of behavioural dynamics to support the formulation of strategies that foster sustainable development in renewable and non-renewable resource systems.

Supervisor: Pål Davidsen

Henry Barthelet

Coral reef degradation in the Philiphines. A SD approach.

Supervisor: Erling Moxnes