Robust Data-driven Macro-socioeconomic-energy Model, 7see-GB, 2016

  • Simon Roberts (Creator)
  • Colin Axon (Creator)
  • Barney Foran (Creator)
  • Nigel Goddard (Creator)
  • Benjamin S Warr (Creator)



In a resource-constrained world with growing population and demand for energy, goods, and services with commensurate environmental impacts, we need to understand how these trends relate to various aspects of economic activity. 7see-GB is a computational model that links energy demand through to final economic consumption, and is used to explore decadal scenarios for the UK macroeconomy. This dataset includes the published model (*.vpm) from the source model 7see-GB, version 5-20(16Nov16). They show how results were created for the paper “Combining a computational macroeconomic model with trending of socio‐economic and energy relationships to generate business‐as‐usual scenarios”. The source model was developed in Vensim® (5.8b) and these published models can be viewed with the Vensim Reader, as provided with this dataset. There are instructions on how to navigate the published models and inspect variables shown in the paper. The .exe and .dmg files are free "Model Reader" executables for Windows/OSX which allow a user to run the model without buying the Vensim simulator.

Data Citation

Roberts, Simon; Axon, Colin; Foran, Barney; Goddard, Nigel; Warr, Benjamin. (2016). Robust Data-driven Macro-socioeconomic-energy Model, 7see-GB, 2016, 1990-2016 [dataset]. University of Edinburgh. School of Informatics. Institute for Adaptive and Neural Computation.
Date made available1 Dec 2016
PublisherEdinburgh DataShare
Temporal coverage1990 - 2016
Geographical coverageUnited Kingdom

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