New Perspectives and Challenges in Econophysics and Sociophysics

  • Frédéric Abergel
  • Bikas K. Chakrabarti
  • Anirban Chakraborti
  • Nivedita Deo
  • Kiran Sharma

Part of the New Economic Windows book series (NEW)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Econophysics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Hirdesh K. Pharasi, Kiran Sharma, Anirban Chakraborti, Thomas H. Seligman
      Pages 13-34
    3. Akshay Bansal, Diganta Mukherjee
      Pages 49-59
    4. Kiran Sharma, Anindya S. Chakrabarti, Anirban Chakraborti
      Pages 117-131
    5. Pradeep Bhadola, Nivedita Deo
      Pages 133-145
    6. Arnab Chakrabarti, Rituparna Sen
      Pages 147-167
    7. Sugata Marjit, Anjan Mukherji, Sandip Sarkar
      Pages 191-202
    8. Aparna Sawhney, Piyali Majumder
      Pages 203-209
  3. Sociophysics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 211-211
    2. Utkarsh Niranjan, Anurag Singh, Ramesh Kumar Agrawal
      Pages 229-240
    3. Syed Shariq Husain, Kiran Sharma
      Pages 241-255
  4. Miscellaneous

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 269-272

About this book


This book presents results on the latest perspectives and challenges within the interrelated fields of econophysics and sociophysics, which have emerged from the application of statistical physics to economics and sociology. Economic and financial markets appear to be in a permanent state of flux. Billions of agents interact with each other, giving rise to complex dynamics of economic quantities at the micro and macro levels. With the availability of huge data sets, researchers can address questions at a much more granular level than was previously possible. Fundamental questions regarding the aggregation of actions and information and the coordination, complexity, and evolution of economic and financial networks are currently receiving much attention in the econophysics research agenda. In parallel, the sociophysics literature has focused on large-scale social data and their interrelations. In this book, leading researchers from different communities – economists, sociologists, financial analysts, mathematicians, physicists, statisticians, and others – report on their recent work and their analyses of economic and social behavior. 


Complex dynamics of economic quantities Evolution of economic and financial networks Analitical models for economic and social behavior Econophysics apec 2017 Quantitative Finance Network Dynamics

Editors and affiliations

  • Frédéric Abergel
    • 1
  • Bikas K. Chakrabarti
    • 2
  • Anirban Chakraborti
    • 3
  • Nivedita Deo
    • 4
  • Kiran Sharma
    • 5
  1. 1.Centrale SupélecGif-sur-YvetteFrance
  2. 2.Saha Institute of Nuclear PhysicsKolkataIndia
  3. 3.Jawaharlal Nehru UniversityNew DelhiIndia
  4. 4.University of DelhiNew DelhiIndia
  5. 5.Jawaharlal Nehru UniversityNew DelhiIndia

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