Abstract for: Representing feedback in a computable stock/flow model
This paper addresses the disconnect between feedback structure of a problem and its computable stock/flow model, which has created a separation between systems thinking and system dynamics. This separation on one hand has led to creating complex feedback maps and inferring their behavior without knowing its contingencies. On the other, it has prompted creating complex stock/flow models whose behavior can also not be easily understood. The paper shows how the two representations are related and how they should be connected in a formal computer model.