Power-Law Distributions

  • Nino Boccara
Part of the Graduate Texts in Physics book series (GTP)


The essential points of this chapter are The Pareto law The log-normal distribution The two regimes of income distribution and how it is explained The Zipf’s law of word frequency The behavior of stock prices as a function of time according to Louis Bachelier and Benoît Mandelbrot The definition of econophysics The universal behavior of rank as a function size for cities The distribution of family names (in Japan) The distribution of votes (in São Paulo) The explanation of the power-law behavior The log-normal behavior The definition of self-organized criticality The sandpile model and the avalanches


Probability Density Function Central Limit Theorem GARCH Model Exponential Random Variable Arch Model 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dept. PhysicsUniversity of Illinois, ChicagoChicagoUSA

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