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Modelling: misuses, mistakes and misconceptions

27 November 2015


In the last issue we covered a new report by Yaron Hollander, a former Transport for London modelling manager, looking at ten misuses of transport models. Here we present responses from within the modelling community...

Are models misused, or misinterpreted? 

Tom Van Vuren, Divisional Director, Mott MacDonald

Don’t blame modellers 

Keith Buchan, Director, TPS

Modelling and appraisal are distorting policy choices 

John Elliot, Vice Chair Of The National Transport Committee, TAG

Put the maths aside, we need to get back to basics 

Rob Bain, Founder Of RBconsult

Let’s talk about the uses and the misuses of models 

Tim Gent, Technical Director, Atkins

Models should make policy-making honest

Professor John Polak

Extracts from the financial modellers’ manifesto 

Emanuel Derman And Paul Wilmott

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