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Econo-Physics and Traditional Finance

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This blog is dedicated to exploring the application of quantiative tools from mathematics, physics, and other natural sciences to issues in finance, economics, and the social sciences. The focus of this blog will be on tools, methodology, and logic. This blog will also occasionally delve into philosophical issues surrounding quantitative finance and quantitative social science. I have to admit that when I first (which was about 5 years ago) heard of UCLA geophysicist, Didier Sornette , and his book, Why Stock Markets Crash: Critical Events in Complex Financial Systems , I was skeptical. In deciding to write this book review, I ...
Surrounded by Bursting Bubbles in the Land of Opportunity
The Dow Jones Industrial Average added five points yesterday to close at 10,409 – almost exactly where it closed eleven years ago. Amidst giddy fanfare and high fives, the Dow closed above 10,000 for the very first time on March 29, 1999. One month later, amidst even giddier fanfare and high fives, the Dow closed above 11,000 for the very first time. The economy was booming, the federal government was running a budget surplus, and Alan Greenspan was becoming an economic demigod. Whenever he wasn’t walking on water – or congratulating himself before Congress – he was pulling just the right monetary levers at just the right time ... market research, surveys and trends
Can the Buy Side Take on the Sell Side? « The Baseline Scenario
“A broader perspective would have led to more nuanced conclusions. The origins of America’s financial ‘oligarchy’, for instance, might have more to do with campaign-finance rules and political appointees than banks’ size. The faith that Messrs Johnson and Kwak put in merely capping the size of banks is misplaced.”* But a reader pointed us to the Economist columnist who goes by the name of Buttonwood (the site of the founding of the New York Stock Exchange), who seems a bit more favorable. In a recent column criticizing the rent-seeking of the financial sector, Buttonwood seems to tell broadly the same story: market research, surveys and trends


TRANSCRIPTS Bubble, Rubble, Finance in Trouble?
because, after all, the test is 99 percent accurate and I tested positive. .... LTCM returned several billion dollars of capital to .... that reconciles behavioral and traditional finance. The ... kets, is that physics may not be the right metaphor for ... shortly which was developed by a well-known econo- ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
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The Financial Earthquake: Finding a New Economics in the Rubble
,” Liaquat Ahamed remarks that contemporaries frequently describe that crisis as an economic earthquake, blizzard, maelstrom, deluge. “All these metaphors suggested a world confronting a natural disaster for which no single individual could be blamed,” he writes. The earthquake metaphor, as noted in a recent Week in Review article , has made a similar resurgence amid the Great Recession. Shopworn as it is, it may be more apropos than we think. Indeed, some academics are now taking the metaphor seriously, pursuing a growing interdisciplinary field they call econophysics . The field represents a significant break ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
A Richter scale for markets: Can it predict recessions?
It’s tempting to pull out the old earthquake metaphor when talking about the latest financial crises. How else to describe the economic devastation — the tremors in the subprime mortgage market, the seismic collapse of Lehman Brothers, and the aftershocks reverberating in Europe? But some academics are now taking the metaphor seriously, pursuing a new approach to economics they call econophysics. The field represents a significant break from traditional economics, by studying financial earthquakes in much the same way geologists study those on terra firma. “New approaches are needed to address the fundamental ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


Applications of Statistical Physics in Finance and Economics
of economics/finance and compare it with the prevailing traditional eco- .... physics journals. The measurement of long-range dependence in the econo- ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Simulation of Markets & Physics in System Operations
pricing, financial market-based activity impacts ever more directly the physical operation of the ... accomplish this transformation, the traditional paradigm of ..... for an Energy-Efficient Economy - Summer Study Meeting, Rye Brook, ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
It is true that the more traditional view of efficient markets with all agents .... An Introduction to Econophysics: Correlations and Complexity in Finance. ...
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What does India Produce more of? - Yahoo! Answers
coal (fourth-largest reserves in the world), iron ore, manganese, mica, bauxite, titanium ore, chromite, natural gas, diamonds, petroleum, limestone, arable land Economy - overview: India's diverse economy encompasses traditional village farming, modern agriculture, handicrafts, a wide range of modern industries, and a multitude of services. Services are the major source of economic growth, accounting for more than half of India's output with less than one third of its labor force. About three-fifths of the work force is in agriculture, leading the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government to articulate an ...
Google Answers: Breakdown of research areas/topics
smithsmith, you go. A catalog of just about everything researchable, as based on the Libary of Congress classification system mentioned above, but modified by me to make it a bit more manageable and on point. It's a bit of an odd list in some ways, especially in terms of the 'weights' given particular subjects, but not others. Still, I think you'll find that all in all it covers a great deal of territory in an organized fashion. I hope the formatting of the list will hold during the posting process...that's always a bit of an iffy prospect. Let me know if ...