WIT Press


An Experience With Mathematica In The Field Of Economics Of The Environment: DIAM.

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/IMS970281

Volume

15

Pages

8

Published

1997

Size

875 kb

Author(s)

Mirth Ha-Duong & Pierre Matarasso

Abstract

Climate change is one of the biggest challenges facing humankind for the next century. We expose how we build a Model about the Dynamics of Inertia and Adaptability in energy systems (DIAM) to study the question "Shall we wait another decade before taking costly measures to curb greenhouse gases emissions". Using primarily Mathematica, we had to use also the GAMS language, not only to be understood by other researchers in our field, but also to gain access to a powerful non linear constrained optimisation solver. It seems urgent to bridge the gap between these kind of solvers and Mathematica because when one builds models of complex systems, intertemporal optimisation is often preferred to recursive simulation. 1 Introduction to the issue of climate change The Intergove

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