Non-scientific disciplines alone need to distinguish between orthodoxy and heterodoxy – part II

Non-scientific disciplines alone need to distinguish between orthodoxy and heterodoxy – part II

In a recent post we have commented on the economist John Kay’s statement against a heterodox reform of the economic curricula whereby “no one would cross a bridge built by a heterodox engineer.” Our line of reasoning was that scientific disciplines do not […]

Non-scientific disciplines alone need to distinguish between orthodoxy and heterodoxy – part I

Non-scientific disciplines alone need to distinguish between orthodoxy and heterodoxy – part I

In a recent article that first appeared on the Financial Times on April 15th 2015, the British leading economist John Kay, discusses the reform of the economics curriculum, stressing his “desire to reform [the discipline] from inside rather than join […]

Luciano Pietronero’s talk on Economic Complexity in Singapore

Luciano Pietronero’s talk on Economic Complexity in Singapore

Luciano Pietronero talks about Economic Complexity at the Emerging Patterns Conference, Nanyang Technological University (Singapore), 2-4 March 2015.        

L’Espresso: Quali Paesi cresceranno di più in futuro? Una ricerca italiana rivoluziona le previsioni

L’Espresso: Quali Paesi cresceranno di più in futuro? Una ricerca italiana rivoluziona le previsioni

Forse è il caso di cominciare seriamente a ripensare allo scenario economico globale andando oltre i concetti di BRICS e di Tigri Asiatiche, e di smettere di guardare al futuro di un paese solo in termini di prodotto interno lordo. […]

Complessità economica: un contributo dei fisici alle previsioni in economia

Complessità economica: un contributo dei fisici alle previsioni in economia

Le previsioni posso essere distinte in due categorie generali. La prima comprende quelle utili a falsificare una teoria scientifica. La seconda categoria comprende le previsioni che, dando per assodata la validità e la conoscenza delle leggi dinamiche, attraverso la combinazione […]


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