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Econophysics and Economics of Games, Social Choices and Quantitative Techniques

  • Banasri Basu
  • Satya R. Chakravarty
  • Bikas K. Chakrabarti
  • Kausik Gangopadhyay
Conference proceedings

Part of the New Economic Windows book series (NEW)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Econophysics of Games and Social Choices

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Asim Ghosh, Anindya Sundar Chakrabarti, Bikas K. Chakrabarti
      Pages 3-9
    3. Debasis Mishra, Manipushpak Mitra
      Pages 10-16
    4. Edward W. Piotrowski, Jan Sładkowski, Anna Szczypińska
      Pages 17-23
    5. György Szabó, Attila Szolnoki, Jeromos Vukov
      Pages 24-31
    6. Tad Hogg, David A. Fattal, Kay-Yut Chen, Saikat Guha
      Pages 32-43
    7. Davide Fiaschi, Matteo Marsili
      Pages 61-70
    8. Prasanta K. Panigrahi, Sayantan Ghosh, P. Manimaran, Dilip P. Ahalpara
      Pages 110-118
    9. Arnab K. Ray
      Pages 119-124
    10. John Angle, Francçois Nielsen, Enrico Scalas
      Pages 125-138
    11. Vijay A. Singh, Praveen Pathak, Pratyush Pandey
      Pages 139-146
    12. Jisnu Basu, Bijan Sarkar, Ardhendu Bhattacharya
      Pages 147-153
    13. Abhirup Sarkar, Sitabhra Sinha, Bikas K. Chakrabarti, A. M. Tishin, V. I. Zverev
      Pages 154-171

About these proceedings


The combined efforts of the Physicists and the Economists in recent years in analyzing and modelling various dynamic phenomena in monetary and social systems have led to encouraging developments, generally classified under the title of Econophysics. These developments share a common ambition with the already established field of Quantitative Economics. This volume intends to offer the reader a glimpse of these two parallel initiatives by collecting review papers written by well-known experts in the respective research frontiers in one cover.

This massive book presents a unique combination of research papers contributed almost equally by Physicists and Economists. Additional contributions from Computer Scientists and Mathematicians are also included in this volume. The book consists of two parts: the first part concentrates on Econophysics problems and the second part stresses on various quantitative issues in Economics. Both parts specialize on frontier problems in Games and Social Choices.


Econometrics Econophysics Games and Quantum Games International Trade Social Choice Sociophysics entropy

Editors and affiliations

  • Banasri Basu
    • 1
  • Satya R. Chakravarty
    • 2
  • Bikas K. Chakrabarti
    • 2
    • 3
  • Kausik Gangopadhyay
    • 2
    • 4
  1. 1.Physics and Applied Mathematics UnitIndian Statistical InstituteKolkataIndia
  2. 2.Economic Research UnitIndian Statistical InstituteKolkataIndia
  3. 3.Centre for Applied Mathematics and Computational ScienceSaha Institute of Nuclear PhysicsKolkataIndia
  4. 4.Indian Institute of Management KozhikodeKozhikodeIndia

About the editors

Banasri Basu is an Associate Professor at the Physics and Applied Mathematics Unit in the Indian Statistical Institute. The areas of her research interests include field theory of condensed matter systems, non-commutative quantum mechanics and entanglement in spin systems and she has in her credit about fifty scientific articles in international reputed journals, such as, Phys. Rev. B, J. Math. Phys., Eur. Phys. Lett., Phys. Lett. A. Recently, she is working in the empirical avenues in Econophysics.

Bikas K. Chakrabarti has professional interest in statistical physics, condensed matter physics, computational physics, and their application to social sciences. He is, at present, Sr. Professor of Physics, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata and Visiting Professor of Economics, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata. He has authored/co-authored more than 150 papers in refereed journals, 5 reviews (Eur. Phys. J. B, Phys. Rep., 3 Rev. Mod. Phys.), 2 books (Oxford Univ. Press, Springer), edited/co-edited 11 books (Allied, 2 Elsevier, 7 Springer, Wiley-VCH) and initiated, along with colleagues, the conference series: STATPHYS-KOLKATA in 1992. He has received the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award, CSIR India (1997). He is a Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore and also of the Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi.

Satya R. Chakravarty is a Professor in the Economic Research Unit of the Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata. Since 1984 he has been associated with various research and teaching positions with the Indian Statistical Institute. He has published scores of research papers in many internationally known journals, including, Journal of Economic Theory, Econometrica, Games and Economic Behavior, Economic Theory, International Economic Review, Social Choice and Welfare, Journal of Development Economics, Canadian Journal of Economics, Mathematical Social Sciences, Theory and Decision and Review of Income and Wealth . He has authored four books-Ethical Social Index Numbers, Issues in Industrial Economics and Inequality, Polarization and Poverty: Advances in distributional Analysis and Microeconomics. His research interests lie in social choice, measurement of inequality, poverty and well-being, game theory, industrial organization and microeconomics. He has acted as an external adviser to the World Bank and as an adviser to the National Council of Social Policy Evaluation, Mexico. Prof. Chakravarty was awarded the Mahalanobis Memorial Prize in 1994 by the Indian Econometric Society.

Kausik Gangopadhyay has received his Ph.D. degree in Economics from the University of Rochester. He is currently a Visiting Scientist at the Economic Research Unit in the Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata.

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