Abstract for: Using System Archetypes to Understand Rebound Effect

Efforts to improve efficiency and promote circular economy have not been successful in addressing natural resource depletion and environmental issues due to the rebound effect (RE). RE occurs at micro- and macroeconomic scales and has been explained by various economic, ecological, and social theories. However, a holistic view is necessary for sustainable solutions. System dynamics (SD) is a suitable tool for this purpose, but studies that examine the nexus between different sectors and encompass various RE theories are still lacking. This study uses system archetypes to scrutinize the RE and proposes a model for future research.