Economics: Complex Windows

  • Massimo Salzano
  • Alan Kirman

Part of the New Economic Windows book series (NEW)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XX
  2. Methodological Works

  3. Methodological Works

  4. Methodological Works

    1. William A. Brock, David Colander
      Pages 25-42
  5. Methodological Works

  6. Methodological Works

  7. Francesco Busato, Bruno Chiarini
    Pages 165-179
  8. Francesco Busato, Bruno Chiarini
    Pages 165-179
  9. Domenico Delli Gatti, Corrado Di Guilmi, Edoardo Gaffeo, Mauro Gallegati, Gianfranco Giulioni, Antonio Palestrini
    Pages 181-186

About these proceedings


This volume contains papers that provide an analysis of topics in the following areas: Agent Based Models, Non-linear Time Series Analysis, Financial Market Dynamics, Econo-physics, Deterministic Chaos, Macroeconomic Dynamics.

Economics: Complex Windows, does not present contributions to the sterile debate as to the merits of the different grand, or potentially grand paradigms of economics. Rather it offers a balanced collection of methodological advances which can be applied to concrete economic problems. Starting with a presentation of the "complexity approach" to economics, it goes on to provide a collection of applications to areas such as the analysis of market imperfections, risk assessment, non-linear dynamics, forecasting and highly irregular fluctuations. The tools used help to provide a clearer understanding and a more accurate analysis of these areas of economics. They also highlight the gulf which exists between current economic theory and real economic practice. The basic idea is to encourage economic researchers to embrace a more open and pragmatic approach to economics rather than to reluctantly move in this direction as if it were somehow a betrayal of established dogma. We hope, in this way, to open up avenues which will lead to progress beyond the "holy trinity", (rationality, equilibrium and greed) of modern economics.


Chaos Complexity Economics Econophysics Evolutionary Economics Non-linear Dynamics agents

Editors and affiliations

  • Massimo Salzano
    • 1
  • Alan Kirman
    • 2
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche e StatisticheUniversità di SalernoItaly
  2. 2.GREQAM/EHESSUniversité d’Aix-Marseille IIIFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Milan 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Milano
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-88-470-0279-1
  • Online ISBN 978-88-470-0344-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2039-411X
  • Series Online ISSN 2039-4128
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