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Nonlinear Dynamics in Economics, Finance and Social Sciences

Essays in Honour of John Barkley Rosser Jr

  • Gian Italo Bischi
  • Carl Chiarella
  • Laura Gardini


  • Shows a broad range of applications of the theory of nonlinear dynamical systems to economics, finance and the social sciences

  • Interesting for both economists and mathematicians


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. En-Guo Gu, Fabio Lamantia
    Pages 55-72
  3. Giovanni Villani
    Pages 95-115
  4. Weihong Huang
    Pages 139-156
  5. Pasquale Commendatore, Ingrid Kubin, Carmelo Petraglia
    Pages 157-180
  6. Domenico Colucci, Nicola Doni, Vincenzo Valori
    Pages 181-193
  7. Akio Matsumoto, Ferenc Szidarovszky
    Pages 195-214
  8. Piero Ferri, Anna Maria Variato
    Pages 215-228
  9. Luca Colombo, Gerd Weinrich
    Pages 229-249
  10. Michele Longo, Alessandra Mainini
    Pages 279-293
  11. Fabio Tramontana, Laura Gardini, Roberto Dieci, Frank Westerhoff
    Pages 333-352
  12. Carl Chiarella, Roberto Dieci, Xue-Zhong He
    Pages 353-369

About this book


Over the last two decades there has been a great deal of research into nonlinear dynamic models in economics, finance and the social sciences. This book contains twenty papers that range over very recent applications in these areas. Topics covered include structural change and economic growth, disequilibrium dynamics and economic policy as well as models with boundedly rational agents. The book illustrates some of the most recent research tools in this area and will be of interest to economists working in economic dynamics and to mathematicians interested in seeing ideas from nonlinear dynamics and complexity theory applied to the economic sciences.


Analysis Complex Systems Complexity Theory Disequilibrium Dynamics Economic Dynamics Heterogeneous Agents Nonlinear Dynamics agents

Editors and affiliations

  • Gian Italo Bischi
    • 1
  • Carl Chiarella
    • 2
  • Laura Gardini
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of EconomicsUniversità di Urbino "Carlo Bo"UrbinoItaly
  2. 2.School of Finance & EconomicsUniversity of Technology, SydneyBroadwayAustralia
  3. 3.Ist. di Scienze EconomicheUniv. UrbinoUrbinoItaly

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From the reviews: “Covering a wide range of economic applications, the book is especially useful as a source of inspiration for new ideas and research themes, as well as a repository of methodological references on the analysis of different kinds of dynamical systems … . the book is specially interesting for researchers in economics and in the social sciences who want to approach and explore the field of applications of non linear dynamics, who are looking for ideas to develop new papers in this field … .” (Segismundo S. Izquierdo, Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, Vol. 13 (3), 2010)