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Econophysics: Past and present

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  • de Area Leão Pereira, Eder Johnson
  • da Silva, Marcus Fernandes
  • Pereira, H.B.B.

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This paper provides a brief historical review of the relationship between economics and physics, beginning with Adam Smith being influenced by Isaac Newton’s ideas up to the present day including the new econophysics discipline and some of the tools applied to the economy. Thus, this work is expected to motivate new researchers who are interested in this new discipline.

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  • de Area Leão Pereira, Eder Johnson & da Silva, Marcus Fernandes & Pereira, H.B.B., 2017. "Econophysics: Past and present," Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Elsevier, vol. 473(C), pages 251-261.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:phsmap:v:473:y:2017:i:c:p:251-261
    DOI: 10.1016/j.physa.2017.01.007
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