The Nature and Future of Econophysics

  • J. Barkley RosserJr.
Part of the New Economic Windows book series (NEW)


In discussing the nature of econophysics, a primary issue must be to understand what it is. This is a rather complicated matter, but attempts at definition have been made. As the neologizers of the term,1 Rosario Mantegna and H. Eugene Stanley have a distinct authority in this matter. They have proposed the following to define “the multidisciplinary field of econophysics ...[as] a neologism that denotes the activities of physicists who are working on economics problems to test a variety of new conceptual approaches deriving from the physical sciences” ([2] pp. viii–ix).


Neoclassical Economic American Economic Association City Size Distribution Kenneth Arrow Nonlinear Complex Dynamic 
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  • J. Barkley RosserJr.
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  1. 1.Department of EconomicsJames Madison UniversityHarrisonburgUSA

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