Economics & Ecology:: the lessons of complex systems
Wednesday, 21 March, 2012 Leave a comment
Scientists, sometimes in cooperation with economists, are taking the lead in a young field that applies complexity theory to economic research, rejecting the traditional view of the economy as a fully transparent, rational system striving toward equilibrium. The geophysics professor and earthquake authority Didier Sornette, for example, leads the Financial Crisis Observatory, in Zurich, which uses concepts and mathematical models that draw on complexity theory and statistical physics to understand financial bubbles and economic crises.
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“Make the system the unit of analysis. You can’t assess the behaviour and performance of a specific agent—for example, a financial-services company—without gauging the behaviour and performance of the system in which it…
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