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An Introduction to Econophysics

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Probably for as long as there has been money, there have been people who had more of it than they wanted to spend right away, and many more people who wanted to spend more money than they had. If money could somehow pass from the first group to the second, people would be better off; the function of financial markets is to ease this passage. Their point is to keep excess funds from sitting idle, by allocating them among the different people and projects asking for money. Ideally, just as ordinary markets allocate goods and services to those for whom they are most "valuable" (i.e., have the highest combination of desire
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The back cover of this volume claims that it is "the first book providing a panoramic view of these developments in the last one and half decades", referring to the recently developing transdisciplinary fields of econophysics and sociophysics . Given that as self-identified fields these have barely existed for over a decade, it may be arguably the first such edited volume to appear ever, although individuals have written on these areas previously, most notably individuals at the Brussels Free University ( Prigogine 1980 ) and at the Stuttgart Institute of Theoretical Physics ( Weidlich and Haag 1983 ). In both cases, ... market research, surveys and trends
Gary J. Miller, Managerial Dilemmas: The Political Economy of ...
tries to figure out what works and what doesn’t in organization design, but along the way I wonder if Miller is just recapitulating a moral principle or two that we all ought to be feeling anyway. Working together is a public-goods problem: if all of us on the team work except for me, then I get the advantages of the team’s production without doing any of the work. But all of us on the team have the same incentives, so we all have an incentive to avoid doing work. But if we all avoid doing work, the team produces less than it could, and we all suffer. In the jargon, “everyone shirks” is a Pareto-inefficient market research, surveys and trends

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In these strange days, it sometimes seems that every schoolchild knows the argument for the efficient market hypothesis, but here is the EMH one more time. Consider an equilibrium financial market, populated by rational agents. The price an agent will pay for a financial instrument is its net present value to him --- his estimate of future returns, discounted for time-preference and risk. Since the agents are rational, their estimates of future returns will accurately incorporate everything they know. Hence prices change only when tastes (for risk and for time) change, or when unpredictable information arrives. If a piece of ...
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