Network History

The community grew from a research project on applying game theory to UK policy problems.

The work demonstrated that there was an appetite to apply game theory tools to the strategic analysis of decision-making processes in energy and resources policy design. This led to a series of workshops hosted by Imperial College London in 2015 and 2016, sponsored by industry with attendees from across industry, policy, and academia. The workshops highlighted a number of opportunities and issues:

The workshops led to the creation of a small team from Imperial College London, Warwick University, London School of Economics, University of Strathclyde, and Lancaster University in partnership with the Defence Science Technical Laboratory, ATKINS, Anglian Water, and E3G, to develop a network to organise activities around the problems of decision-makers.

The Network has the express aim to provide a more holistic understanding of the relevant problem in terms of:

AU4DM believes that taking a holistic view of the processes around decision‑making will improve the decisions at each point within an overarching decision-‘system.’