- Yi-Cheng Zhang ，瑞士弗里堡大学理论物理系
- Luciano Pietronero，意大利罗马第一大学物理系
Since the 1990s, a growing number of economists and social scientists began to view the economy as a complex adaptive system, in which the aggregate behavior emerges from the interactions between its heterogeneous components. Out of this exploration has come to a new approach – complexity economics.
Applying leading-edge tools from complex systems science, such as complex networks and agent-based modeling, complexity economics has aroused considerable interest from various academic disciplines and provided new insights into a wide range of key issues in economics, innovation studies, and other social sciences in recent years. Complexity economics enables researchers to explore how an economy emerges and changes over time, understand how the macro patterns in the economy, such as financial crises, emerge from the micro-level behaviors and interactions of its agents, as well as quantitatively estimate the consequences of different policies. This focus issue aims to both reflect on past research success and look forward to the advances in complexity economics.
The focus issue is concerned with all aspects of complexity economics, topics addressed include, but are not limited to:
- Theoretical study of complexity economics
- Empirical applications of complexity to key issues in economics
- Measuring economic complexity at multiple scales and using multiple data sources, and studying its evolution over time, organizations, and space
- Analysis or modeling of economic networks
- Time series of economics and business
- Agent-based economic modeling
- Economics of disease transmission
- Implications for policymaking and firm strategy
- The complexity of consumer markets and financial markets
- Information economy and market matchmakers
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