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Pengertian dari dan untuk ketakmengertian: Social Complexity sebagai cara pandang baru dalam memahami fenomena sosial
[Understanding from and to the inability to understand: Social Complexity as a new perspective to understand social phenomena]


  • Situngkir, Hokky


The paper discusses the utilization of social complexity studies to enhance our understanding on many social phenomena. The discussions brings the concept of uncertainty in almost everything of social realms and makes some points related to the empirical findings of the power-law distributions in some particular cases. The paper concludes with some light discussions on the utilization of particular computational techniques to grasp the structural complexity that is observed in social life.

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  • Situngkir, Hokky, 2011. "Pengertian dari dan untuk ketakmengertian: Social Complexity sebagai cara pandang baru dalam memahami fenomena sosial
    [Understanding from and to the inability to understand: Social Complexity as a
    ," MPRA Paper 30871, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:30871

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    1. Hokky Situngkir & Yohanes Surya, 2004. "Stylized Statistical Facts of Indonesian Financial Data: Empirical Study of Several Stock Indexes in Indonesia," Finance 0405005, EconWPA.
    2. Hokky Situngkir, 2004. "How Far Can We Go Through Social System?," Method and Hist of Econ Thought 0409002, EconWPA.
    3. Galam, Serge, 2004. "Sociophysics: a personal testimony," Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Elsevier, vol. 336(1), pages 49-55.
    4. Tesfatsion, Leigh S., 2008. "Agent-Based Computational Economics: Modeling Economies As Complex Adaptive Systems," Staff General Research Papers Archive 12974, Iowa State University, Department of Economics.
    5. Joshua M. Epstein & Robert L. Axtell, 1996. "Growing Artificial Societies: Social Science from the Bottom Up," MIT Press Books, The MIT Press, edition 1, volume 1, number 0262550253, January.
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    social complexity; statistics; power law; uncertainty;

    JEL classification:

    • A23 - General Economics and Teaching - - Economic Education and Teaching of Economics - - - Graduate
    • C52 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Model Evaluation, Validation, and Selection
    • G3 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance
    • C7 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory
    • C4 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods: Special Topics
    • C13 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Estimation: General
    • D84 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Expectations; Speculations
    • C65 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Miscellaneous Mathematical Tools
    • A12 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Relation of Economics to Other Disciplines
    • C02 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - General - - - Mathematical Economics

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