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Economics need a scientific revolution

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  • Jean-Philippe Bouchaud

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    I argue that the current financial crisis highlights the crucial need of a change of mindset in economics and financial engineering, that should move away from dogmatic axioms and focus more on data, orders of magnitudes, and plausible, albeit non rigorous, arguments.

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    Paper provided by arXiv.org in its series Papers with number 0810.5306.

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    Date of creation: Oct 2008
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    Publication status: Published in Nature, vol 455, p. 1181 (2008)
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    3. Destefano, Natália & Martinez, Alexandre Souto, 2011. "The additive property of the inconsistency degree in intertemporal decision making through the generalization of psychophysical laws," Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Elsevier, vol. 390(10), pages 1763-1772.
    4. Al-Suwailem, Sami, 2014. "Complexity and endogenous instability," Research in International Business and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 30(C), pages 393-410.
    5. Doris Neuberger & Roger Rissi, 2014. "Macroprudential Banking Regulation: Does One Size Fit All?," Journal of Banking and Financial Economics, University of Warsaw, Faculty of Management, vol. 1(1), pages 5-28, May.
    6. Salazar Trujillo, Boris, 2013. "¿Crisis después de la crisis?: el estado de la macroeconomía financiera después de la crisis global," DOCUMENTOS DE TRABAJO-CIDSE 011025, UNIVERSIDAD DEL VALLE - CIDSE.
    7. Poledna, Sebastian & Thurner, Stefan & Farmer, J. Doyne & Geanakoplos, John, 2014. "Leverage-induced systemic risk under Basle II and other credit risk policies," Journal of Banking & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 42(C), pages 199-212.
    8. Da Silva, Sergio, 2013. "Time to abandon group thinking in economics," MPRA Paper 45660, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    9. Boris Salazar, 2013. "¿Crisis después de la crisis? La macroeconomía financiera después de la crisis global," Revista de Economía Institucional, Universidad Externado de Colombia - Facultad de Economía, vol. 15(28), pages 127-158, January-J.

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