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Economics: Complex Windows

  • Massimo Salzano
  • Alan Kirman
  • An up-to-date interdisciplinary knowledge of new approaches to economics

  • The possibility to gain a better understanding of complex economic systems where the heterogeneity is the main characteristic of the systems

Conference proceedings

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

About the editors

General Coordinator of International Master in Economics & Complexity, University of Salerno, University of Barcelona, University of Roskilde, since 2000

General Editor of Economics & Complexity, an Interdisciplinary and International Journal ", ISSN 1398-1706

Referee for Wirn-Vietri 1999

Referee for the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN) 2000

Referee for Complexity International

Professor of Public Finance, University of Salerno, Faculty of Economics, since 1997/98

Professor of Public Finance, International Master in Economics & Complexity, University of Salerno, Faculty of Economics, since 2001

Professor of Public Finance, University of Calabria, since 1980 to 1997; Lecturer of "Thought of Economics history ", University of Calabria, since 1989/90 to 1993/94; Lecturer of "Public Economics ", University of Calabria, since 1994/95 to 1996/97.

Visiting Lecturer in Public Finance: Public choice and economics theories - Recent Approaches, University of Roskilde (March-April 1995) (DK), (February-May1996)

Guest Lecturer in Public Finance and Transitions economies, University of Roskilde (DK) (april 1996 ).

Visiting Lecturer in Public of Economics, University of Nizhni Novgorod (ex U.R.S.S.) since 1993 to 1997;

Member of Italian Society of Public Economics- Siep; Member of Italian Society of Economics- Sie

Member of Italian Society of Neural Network SIREN (and past component of the directorate)

Organiser of Special Section in Economics of the 11th Italian Workshop on Neural Nets Wirn-Vietri99.

Scientific Co-ordinator of the High Level Scientific Conference, NEW, New Economic Windows: New Paradigms for the New Millenium, co-financed by European Community, 1999.

Scientific Co-ordinator of the Conference"Complexity Theory in Public Economics: Economic, Financial and Social

Aspects", Acquafredda di Maratea, September 1995.

Scientific Co-ordinator of I, II and III Summer Schools in Economics and Complexity held in 1995, 1997 and 1999.

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