New Economic Windows

Econophysics & Economics of Games, Social Choices and Quantitative Techniques

Editors: Basu, B., Chakrabarti, B.K., Chakravarty, S.R., Gangopadhyay, K. (Eds.)

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The combined efforts of the Physicists and the Economists in recent years in analyzing and modelling various dynamic phenomena in monetary and social systems have led to encouraging developments, generally classified under the title of Econophysics. These developments share a common ambition with the already established field of Quantitative Economics. This volume intends to offer the reader a glimpse of these two parallel initiatives by collecting review papers written by well-known experts in the respective research frontiers in one cover.

This massive book presents a unique combination of research papers contributed almost equally by Physicists and Economists. Additional contributions from Computer Scientists and Mathematicians are also included in this volume. The book consists of two parts: the first part concentrates on Econophysics problems and the second part stresses on various quantitative issues in Economics. Both parts specialize on frontier problems in Games and Social Choices.

About the authors

Banasri Basu is an Associate Professor at the Physics and Applied Mathematics Unit in the Indian Statistical Institute. The areas of her research interests include field theory of condensed matter systems, non-commutative quantum mechanics and entanglement in spin systems and she has in her credit about fifty scientific articles in international reputed journals, such as, Phys. Rev. B, J. Math. Phys., Eur. Phys. Lett., Phys. Lett. A. Recently, she is working in the empirical avenues in Econophysics.

Bikas K. Chakrabarti has professional interest in statistical physics, condensed matter physics, computational physics, and their application to social sciences. He is, at present, Sr. Professor of Physics, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata and Visiting Professor of Economics, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata. He has authored/co-authored more than 150 papers in refereed journals, 5 reviews (Eur. Phys. J. B, Phys. Rep., 3 Rev. Mod. Phys.), 2 books (Oxford Univ. Press, Springer), edited/co-edited 11 books (Allied, 2 Elsevier, 7 Springer, Wiley-VCH) and initiated, along with colleagues, the conference series: STATPHYS-KOLKATA in 1992. He has received the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award, CSIR India (1997). He is a Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore and also of the Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi.

Satya R. Chakravarty is a Professor in the Economic Research Unit of the Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata. Since 1984 he has been associated with various research and teaching positions with the Indian Statistical Institute. He has published scores of research papers in many internationally known journals, including, Journal of Economic Theory, Econometrica, Games and Economic Behavior, Economic Theory, International Economic Review, Social Choice and Welfare, Journal of Development Economics, Canadian Journal of Economics, Mathematical Social Sciences, Theory and Decision and Review of Income and Wealth . He has authored four books-Ethical Social Index Numbers, Issues in Industrial Economics and Inequality, Polarization and Poverty: Advances in distributional Analysis and Microeconomics. His research interests lie in social choice, measurement of inequality, poverty and well-being, game theory, industrial organization and microeconomics. He has acted as an external adviser to the World Bank and as an adviser to the National Council of Social Policy Evaluation, Mexico. Prof. Chakravarty was awarded the Mahalanobis Memorial Prize in 1994 by the Indian Econometric Society.

Kausik Gangopadhyay has received his Ph.D. degree in Economics from the University of Rochester. He is currently a Visiting Scientist at the Economic Research Unit in the Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata.

Table of contents (36 chapters)

  • Kolkata Paise Restaurant Problem in Some Uniform Learning Strategy Limits

    Ghosh, Asim (et al.)

    Pages 3-9

  • Cycle Monotonicity in Scheduling Models

    Mishra, Debasis (et al.)

    Pages 10-16

  • Reinforced Learning in Market Games

    Piotrowski, Edward W. (et al.)

    Pages 17-23

  • Mechanisms Supporting Cooperation for the Evolutionary Prisoner’s Dilemma Games

    Szabó, György (et al.)

    Pages 24-31

  • Economic Applications of Quantum Information Processing

    Hogg, Tad (et al.)

    Pages 32-43

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Econophysics & Economics of Games, Social Choices and Quantitative Techniques
Editors
  • Banasri Basu
  • Bikas K. Chakrabarti
  • Satya R. Chakravarty
  • Kausik Gangopadhyay
Series Title
New Economic Windows
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Mailand
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Milan
eBook ISBN
978-88-470-1501-2
DOI
10.1007/978-88-470-1501-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-88-470-1500-5
Softcover ISBN
978-88-470-5807-1
Series ISSN
2039-411X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 394
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