From Catastrophe to Chaos: A General Theory of Economic Discontinuities

Volume I: Mathematics, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, and Finance

  • J. Barkley RosserJr.

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. J. Barkley Rosser Jr.
    Pages 9-68
  3. J. Barkley Rosser Jr.
    Pages 69-104
  4. J. Barkley Rosser Jr.
    Pages 105-121
  5. J. Barkley Rosser Jr.
    Pages 161-173
  6. J. Barkley Rosser Jr.
    Pages 175-205
  7. J. Barkley Rosser Jr.
    Pages 207-227
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 229-309

About this book

Introduction

From Catastrophe to Chaos: A General Theory of Economic Discontinuities presents and unusual perspective on economics and economic analysis. Current economic theory largely depends upon assuming that the world is fundamentally continuous. However, an increasing amount of economic research has been done using approaches that allow for discontinuities such as catastrophe theory, chaos theory, synergetics, and fractal geometry. The spread of such approaches across a variety of disciplines of thought has constituted a virtual intellectual revolution in recent years. This book reviews the applications of these approaches in various subdisciplines of economics and draws upon past economic thinkers to develop an integrated view of economics as a whole from the perspective of inherent discontinuity.

Keywords

Finance dynamics economic dynamics economics fractal geometry macroeconomics mathematics microeconomics

Authors and affiliations

  • J. Barkley RosserJr.
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of EconomicsJames Madison UniversityHarrisonburgUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-1613-0
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-017-1615-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-1613-0
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