Econophysics and Sociophysics: Recent Progress and Future Directions

  • Frédéric Abergel
  • Hideaki Aoyama
  • Bikas K. Chakrabarti
  • Anirban Chakraborti
  • Nivedita Deo
  • Dhruv Raina
  • Irena Vodenska
Conference proceedings

Part of the New Economic Windows book series (NEW)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Econophysics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jean-Philippe Bouchaud, Damien Challet
      Pages 3-17
    3. Anindya S. Chakrabarti
      Pages 71-83
    4. M. S. Santhanam, Aanjaneya Kumar
      Pages 103-112
    5. Appilineni Kushal, V. Sasidevan, Sitabhra Sinha
      Pages 113-123
    6. Priyodorshi Banerjee, Manipushpak Mitra, Conan Mukherjee
      Pages 125-130
    7. Srinjoy Ganguly, Upasana Neogi, Anindya S. Chakrabarti, Anirban Chakraborti
      Pages 131-144
  3. Sociophysics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-145
    2. Marco Patriarca, Els Heinsalu, Amrita Singh, Anirban Chakraborti
      Pages 147-158
    3. Marco Patriarca, Els Heinsalu, Anirban Chakraborti, Kimmo Kaski
      Pages 159-176
    4. Deepak Dhar, Kevin E. Bassler, R. K. P. Zia
      Pages 177-185
    5. Asim Ghosh, Daniel Monsivais, Kunal Bhattacharya, Kimmo Kaski
      Pages 187-200
    6. Jean Léo Léonard, Els Heinsalu, Marco Patriarca, Kiran Sharma, Anirban Chakraborti
      Pages 227-251
  4. Epilogue

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 253-253
    2. Dhruv Raina, Anirban Chakraborti
      Pages 255-256

About these proceedings


This book presents the proceedings from ECONOPHYS-2015, an international workshop held in New Delhi, India, on the interrelated fields of “econophysics” and “sociophysics”, which have emerged from the application of statistical physics to economics and sociology. Leading researchers from varied communities, including economists, sociologists, financial analysts, mathematicians, physicists, statisticians, and others, report on their recent work, discuss topical issues, and review the relevant contemporary literature.

A society can be described as a group of people who inhabit the same geographical or social territory and are mutually involved through their shared participation in different aspects of life. It is possible to observe and characterize average behaviors of members of a society, an example being voting behavior. Moreover, the dynamic nature of interaction within any economic sector comprising numerous cooperatively interacting agents has many features in common with the interacting systems of statistical physics. It is on these bases that interest has grown in the application within sociology and economics of the tools of statistical mechanics. This book will be of value for all with an interest in this flourishing field.


Topology of the international trade network: Economic Complexity Financial markets Deflation and Money Quantifying Financial Distress Community and Controllability of Global Production Network: The Economic Crisis Global economy Systemic risk ECONOPHYS-2015 proceedings

Editors and affiliations

  • Frédéric Abergel
    • 1
  • Hideaki Aoyama
    • 2
  • Bikas K. Chakrabarti
    • 3
  • Anirban Chakraborti
    • 4
  • Nivedita Deo
    • 5
  • Dhruv Raina
    • 6
  • Irena Vodenska
    • 7
  1. 1.CentraleSupélec Châtenay MalabryFrance
  2. 2.Dept of Physics, Graduate School of ScienceKyoto University KyotoJapan
  3. 3.Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics KolkataIndia
  4. 4.Jawaharlal Nehru University New DelhiIndia
  5. 5.Department of Physics and AstrophysicsUniversity of DelhiNew DelhiIndia
  6. 6.Zakir Husain Centre for Educational StudiessJawaharlal Nehru UniversityNew DelhiIndia
  7. 7.Administrative SciencesMetropolitan College, Boston UniversityBostonUSA

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