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Información y entropía en economía

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  • Álvaro Montenegro

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Este artículo explora algunos conceptos de la teoría de la información que se desarrollaron inicialmente en física e ingeniería y que hoy se emplean en muchas disciplinas. La información es inversamente proporcional a la probabilidad de ocurrencia de un evento y la entropía el valor esperado de la información. Algunas aplicaciones económicas de estos conceptos se encuentran en la derivación del coeficiente de desigualdad de Theil, del criterio de información de Akaike y en el método de estimación por máxima entropía. El concepto de información también se aplica en el análisis estadístico de cifras financieras. Se presenta una ilustración empírica de la predicción de los precios bursátiles.

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  • Álvaro Montenegro, 2011. "Información y entropía en economía," Revista de Economía Institucional, Universidad Externado de Colombia - Facultad de Economía, vol. 13(25), pages 199-221, July-Dece.
  • Handle: RePEc:rei:ecoins:v:13:y:2011:i:25:p:199-221
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    Keywords

    teoría de la información; entropía; mensajes; economía; econometría;

    JEL classification:

    • A12 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Relation of Economics to Other Disciplines
    • C00 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - General - - - General
    • G17 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Financial Forecasting and Simulation

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