Nonlinear Dynamics in Economics and Social Sciences

Proceedings of the Second Informal Workshop, Held at the Certosa di Pontignano, Siena, Italy, May 27–30, 1991

  • Franco Gori
  • Lucio Geronazzo
  • Marcello Galeotti

Part of the Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems book series (LNE, volume 399)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Minicourses

  3. Invited Lectures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. Richard M. Goodwin
      Pages 95-98
    3. A. G. Malliaris, G. Philippatos
      Pages 99-122
  4. Contributed Papers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. Domenico Delli Gatti, Mauro Gallegati
      Pages 125-138
    3. Angela De Sanctis, Gerd Weinrich
      Pages 139-175
    4. Piero Ferri, Edward Greenberg
      Pages 213-231
    5. Murray Frank, Thanasis Stengos
      Pages 238-251
    6. Christian Haxholdt, Erik Reimer Larsen, Mich Tvede, Erik Mosekilde
      Pages 264-271
    7. Luigi Montrucchio, Nicola Persico
      Pages 283-295
    8. Pier-Carlo Nicola
      Pages 311-330
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 365-367

About this book


This volume constitutes the Proceedings of the "Nonlinear Dynamics in Economics and Social Sciences" Meeting held at the Certosa di Pontignano, Siena, on May 27-30, 1991. The Meeting was organized by the National Group "Modelli Nonlineari in Economia e Dinamiche Complesse" of the Italian Ministery of University and SCientific Research, M.U.RS.T. The aim of the Conference, which followed a previous analogous initiative taking place in the very same Certosa, on January 1988*, was the one of offering a come together opportunity to economists interested in a new mathematical approach to the modelling of economical processes, through the use of more advanced analytical techniques, and mathematicians acting in the field of global dynamical systems theory and applications. A basiC underlying idea drove the organizers: the necessity of fOCUSing on the use that recent methods and results, as those commonly referred to the overpopularized label of "Chaotic Dynamics", did find in the social sciences domain; and thus to check their actual relevance in the research program of modelling economic phenomena, in order to individuate and stress promising perspectives, as well as to curb excessive hopes and criticize not infrequent cases where research reduces to mechanical, ad hoc, applications of "a la mode" techniques. In a word we felt the need of looking about the state of the arts in non-linear systems theory applications to economics and social processes: hence the title of the workshop and the volume.


Business Cycles Dynamical Systems Dynamische Systeme Keynes Konjunkturzyklen

Editors and affiliations

  • Franco Gori
    • 1
  • Lucio Geronazzo
    • 2
  • Marcello Galeotti
    • 3
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Matematica per le Decisioni Economiche, Finanziarie, Attuariali e SocialiUniversità di FirenzeFirenzeItalia
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Economia PoliticaUniversità di SienaSienaItalia
  3. 3.Istituto di Matematica e StatisticaUniversità di AnconaAnconaItalia

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-56704-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-58031-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0075-8442
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