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Quantum Decision Theory and Complexity Modelling in Economics and Public Policy

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  • Addresses a subject that is interdisciplinary in nature
  • Written by some of the pioneers in the fields
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This book is an outcome of the interdisciplinary conference held at OP Jindal Global University (Quantum Decision-making and Complexity modeling, and their possible applications in social sciences- economics, finance and public policy). The volume builds upon the emerging fields of Econophysics, Complexity theory and Quantum like modelling in cognition and social sciences, and their plausible applications in economics and public policy. There can be deep linkages between the micro, meso and macro scales at which these paradigms operate. In this data-driven age, greater amounts of information, along with the facility to harvest, sort and process said information, have permitted an expansion of the capability to study a society’s various factors to a degree of detail and inclusiveness that has never before been available to researchers. As a result, an increasing number of throughlines is being discovered, revealing heretofore unknown connections between various disciplines and enhancing the study of such societal tropes as finance, language, shared behavior, and many others. As the reader will see, with clearer understanding of the interconnectedness of society’s assorted parts comes a clearer understanding of the society as a whole. We have received critical thoughts from noted experts in social and natural sciences to explore possible interconnections. The editors of this book earnestly hope that the critical reviews presented in this volume will stimulate further scholarly interest, but also interest among policy practitioners for the purpose of exploring possibilities for creating a new paradigm for comprehending pressing issues of deep uncertainty and emergence in social dynamics.


Table of contents (12 chapters)

  1. Complexity Modeling in Economics and Public Policy

Editors and Affiliations

  • BML Munjal University, Gurugram, India

    Anirban Chakraborti

  • Faculty of Business Administration, Memorial University, St. John's, Canada

    Emmanuel Haven

  • Jindal School of Government and Public Policy, O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonipat, India

    Sudip Patra, Naresh Singh

About the editors

Anirban Chakraborti is the Dean-Research and Development, BML Munjal University, Gurugram, and Professor at the School of Computational and Integrative Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He had been a faculty at École Centrale Paris, France, and Banaras Hindu University, India. He  obtained a Ph.D. in Physics from Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, India and then the Habilitation in Physics from the Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI), France. He has  experience  working as a scientist at many reputed universities and educational institutions in India, the USA, Europe, and Japan. He was awarded the prestigious Young Scientist Medal by the Indian National Science Academy in 2009 for pioneering work in Econophysics. He has been elected as the Fellow, The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS). He has published fourteen books and edited volumes, and more than eighty-five research and review articles in internationally renowned publishing houses. His main research interests lie in the areas of Econophysics, Sociophysics, Data Science, Complex Systems, Statistical Physics, Quantum Physics and Nanomaterial Science.

Emmanuel Haven has been a pioneer in the emerging paradigm of quantum like modeling in social science. He is the Dr. Alex Faseruk Chair in Financial Management and Director of the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. programme at the Memorial University, Canada. He earned a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in economics from McGill University and a Ph.D. in finance from Concordia University. He is the former head of the finance division at the School of Business, University of Leicester (United Kingdom). His research applies concepts from physics to social science. He has published in social science journals such as the Journal of Mathematical Economics, Economic Theory, the Journal of Mathematical Psychology, the European Journal of Operational Research, the Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, and the International Review of Financial Analysis, Theory and Decision and Frontiers in Psychology. He  has also published in science journals such as Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A, Foundations of Physics, the Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications, Physica Scripta, the International Journal of Theoretical Physics, Acta Applicandae Mathematicae, Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Annalen der Physik and other journals. Haven has been the recipient of a 'super star award' from the Students' Union (University of Leicester) for his teaching on several occasions.

Dr Sudip Patra (PhD University of Glasgow, Scotland) is associate professor at OP Jindal Global University, India, and a research fellow at the Laszlo Institute of new paradigm research, Argentina. He is also a founding member of an interdisciplinary research group: CEASP at OP Jindal Global University. Dr Patra’s works are in the field of quantum-like framework or modelling, which is an interface between mathematical and philosophical concepts of quantum science (particularly quantum information theory) and decision science, with potential contributions in social sciences. Dr Patra’s research interest also lies in philosophy of science and quantum foundations.  

Naresh Singh has more than three decades of post Ph.D. international development experience in more than fifty countries. He holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences from the University of West Indies, Mona, and a M.Sc. in Agriculture from the Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi, India. Currently, he is the Professor and Professor & Executive Dean,  Jindal School of Government and Public Policy, and Director of the Centre for Complexity Economics, Applied Spirituality and Public Policy (CEASP) at O.P. Jindal Global University. He was a Director General and acting Vice President at CIDA; Program Director at the  International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD); Principal Adviser on Poverty and Sustainable Livelihoods at UNDP; and Executive Director of the UN Commission on Legal Empowerment of the Poor, among several other high-profile positions. He has also been a visiting scholar/professor at several Universities in North America, India and the Caribbean and is widely published.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Quantum Decision Theory and Complexity Modelling in Economics and Public Policy

  • Editors: Anirban Chakraborti, Emmanuel Haven, Sudip Patra, Naresh Singh

  • Series Title: New Economic Windows

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  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Business and Management, Business and Management (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2023

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-031-38832-3Published: 22 September 2023

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-031-38835-4Due: 23 October 2023

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-031-38833-0Published: 21 September 2023

  • Series ISSN: 2039-411X

  • Series E-ISSN: 2039-4128

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: VIII, 251

  • Number of Illustrations: 9 b/w illustrations, 30 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Operations Research/Decision Theory, Complex Systems, Economics, general, Theory of Computation, Public Policy

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