Complexity research draws on complexity in various disciplines. This Handbook provides a comprehensive and current overview of applications of complexity theory in economics. The 15 chapters, written by leading figures in the field, cover such broad topic areas as conceptual issues, microeconomic market dynamics, aggregation and macroeconomics issues, econophysics and financial markets, international economic dynamics, evolutionary and ecological-environmental economics, and broader historical perspectives on economic complexity.
This Handbook presents perspectives at a broad and high level of current cutting edge research in complexity, and will be of great interest to academics concerned with all aspects of economics and in particular economic theory, macroeconomics and evolutionary economics.
Edited by J. Barkley Rosser Jr., Professor of Economics and Kirby L. Cramer, Jr. Professor of Business Administration, James Madison University, US
Contents: PART I: CONCEPTUAL OVERVIEWS 1. Introduction J. Barkley Rosser, Jr. 2. Complexity and the Economy W. Brian Arthur 3. Computational and Dynamic Complexity in Economics J. Barkley Rosser, Jr. 4. A Computable Economist's Perspective on Computational Complexity K. Vela Velupillai PART II: MARKET DYNAMICS 5. Bounded Rationality and Learning in Complex Markets Cars H. Hommes 6. Oligopoly Dynamics Michael Kopel PART III: MACROECONOMIC ISSUES 7. Complexity and Aggregation Alan Kirman 8. On Simplicity and Macroeconomic Complexity Richard H. Day PART IV: ECONOPHYSICS AND FINANCIAL MARKETS 9. Applications of Statistical Physics in Finance and Economics Thomas Lux 10. On the Analysis of Time Series with Nonstationary Increments Joseph L. McCauley, Kevin E. Bassler and Gemunu H. Gunaratne PART V: INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS 11. Exchange Rate Dynamics: A Nonlinear Survey Frank H. Westerhoff 12. Complex Systems Modeling and International Development Hans-Peter Brunner and Peter Allen PART VI: EVOLUTIONARY AND ECOLOGICAL-ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS 13. Subgame Perfection in Evolutionary Dynamics with Recurrent Perturbations Herbert Gintis, Ross Cressman and Thijs Ruijgrok 14. Complex Dynamics in Ecological-Economic Systems J. Barkley Rosser, Jr. PART VII: BROADER HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES 15. Complexity and Austrian Economics Roger Koppl 16. Complexity and the History of Economic Thought David Colander Index