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Jean-Paul Cleron

Assistant Professor

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Assistant Professor of system dynamics, SITC

Dr Cleron is returning to AUN after a year of private consultancy with the Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning, the Office of the Special Assistant to the President for Sustainable Development (OSSAP-SDG) and UNDP. During this period Dr Cleron produced two long-term planning models: a global system dynamics model of Nigeria’s socio-economy to assess Nigeria’s development strategies to 2050 and a sectoral system dynamics model of the state of Gombe to support the state 10-year development plan.

Prior to this period, from 2016 to 2020, Dr Cleron taught and conducted research at the American University of Nigeria. His system dynamics modelling work resulted in significantly disseminating the knowledge of system dynamics in Nigeria, its use and its visibility.

Dr Cleron is an economist with substantial expertise in computer simulation modelling using system dynamics. His expertise has been acquired over a period of 40 years starting in 1992. His first important work, an economic model of the Saudi Arabian economy, was published in 1996. Since then he has developed a number of models in a variety of areas for a variety of clients among which The World Bank, UNDP, Guarantee Trust Bank, UNIDO, USAID, several Nigerian manufacturers and insurers, The Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria and others. He has conducted many workshops and seminars with the aim of disseminating the use of system dynamics in Nigeria.

Dr Cleron has supervised many research projects involving system dynamics modelling. He believes that Africa is confronted to a host of managerial issues in which domesticating complexity and establishing transparency are key requirements. There is no better tool than system dynamics to that effect.

Doctoral dissertation

Models and methods for energy demand forecasting. University of Paris 1975

 

Simulation
Modeling.

System Dynamics

Money and Banking

IT and Business Analytic (graduate course)

BUILDING A NIGERIAN MACRO FRAMEWORK AT HORIZON 2050, Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning, July 2020
With Barth T. Feese, AGENDA 2050 DRAFT FINAL REPORT: DEVELOPMENT OF A MACROECONOMIC FRAMEWORK USING A SYSTEM DYNAMICS MODEL INSPIRED BY THE iSDG MODEL. Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning, August 2020
With Barth T. Feese, building A SYSTEM DYNAMICS model for long-term planning in Gombe state. A TEN-YEAR SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT MODEL FOR GOMBE STATE, February 2021
Modeling work in progress: Integrated farm model, April 2021
Modeling work: Sense project Atiku center, January/March 2020 (Seminar conducted: Modelling the sense project, Atiku center, January 2020)
CREATING VALUE. SYSTEM DYNAMICS & ACCOUNTING FOR REAL-WORLD BUSINESS MODELLING, Unpublished book manuscript, AUN 2018
Modeling work: Modelling surge in unprepared hospitals, AUN, 2018
Modeling work: Integrated manufacturing model, AUN, 2017
Modeling work: A System Dynamics model of the Nigerian Economy version 2 (Seminars conducted: What development strategy for Nigeria? SITC, AUN, 2017 - Forum on Nigeria’s economic crisis, SAS seminar series, AUN, 2016)
Software development work: Integrated school Manager, Evans Publishers, Ibadan, 2006

Contact

American University of Nigeria
98 Lamido Zubairu Way
Yola Township bypass
PMB 2250, Yola
Adamawa State, Nigeria
Tel: +234 805-200-2962

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