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The Institutionalization Of Econophysics In The Shadow Of Physics




Econophysics presents itself as a new paradigm and a new specialty (or even a discipline) using various models and concepts imported from condensed matter and statistical physics to analyze economic and financial phenomena. Given that econophysics is based on different fundamental assumptions from those of mainstream economics, the disciplinary position of econophysics is not so clear. In this perspective, this paper will analyze the progressive institutionalization of econophysics using bibliometric methods to identify core authors as well as the structure of the disciplines with which econophysics is closely related.

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  • Gingras, Y. & Schinckus, C., 2012. "The Institutionalization Of Econophysics In The Shadow Of Physics," Journal of the History of Economic Thought, Cambridge University Press, vol. 34(01), pages 109-130, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:cup:jhisec:v:34:y:2012:i:01:p:109-130_00

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    8. Schinckus, C., 2013. "Between complexity of modelling and modelling of complexity: An essay on econophysics," Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Elsevier, vol. 392(17), pages 3654-3665.

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