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Diversification vs Specialization in Complex Ecosystems

Diversification vs Specialization in Complex Ecosystems

Although countries and firms are fundamental actors sharing complex economic and social ecosystems, their evolutive paths lead to structurally different scenarios: firms are specialised entities while countries are diversified. This raises a question on the mechanisms driving specialised entities to organize […]

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Joseph Stiglitz: “L’euro un errore, ma non si può tornare indietro”

Joseph Stiglitz: “L’euro un errore, ma non si può tornare indietro”
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Roberta Carlini

Joseph Stiglitz: “L’euro un errore, ma non si può tornare indietro” Il premio Nobel ed ex capo dei consiglieri economici di Clinton detta condizioni radicali: per salvarsi, tutta la costruzione della moneta unica deve essere ribaltata. Con meno austerità per […]

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L’economia ha bisogno di una rivoluzione scientifica

L’economia ha bisogno di una rivoluzione scientifica
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Jean-Philippe Bouchaud

Jean-Philippe Bouchaud – Science & Finance, Capital Fund Management Sostengo che l’attuale crisi finanziaria evidenzia la necessità cruciale di un cambiamento di mentalità nell’economia e nell’ingegneria finanziaria, che dovrebbero allontanarsi dagli assiomi dogmatici per concentrarsi maggiormente sui dati, gli ordini […]

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Measuring product complexity

Measuring product complexity

What is the product complexity measuring? It is a proxy for the level of sophistication and technology required by a specific product. Consequently the complexity is, as in the case of fitness, a novel measure; we are not aware of […]

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Financial correlation matrices across market crisis

Financial correlation matrices across market crisis

Diversification is a common strategy to mitigate risks. Relying on a diverse set of resources makes individual resilient to “catastrophes”, where one or more of these resources might become suddenly unavailable. Being diversified of course have costs in terms of […]

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Debunking Austerity – Towards Alternative Economic Policy Scenarios

Debunking Austerity – Towards Alternative Economic Policy Scenarios

November 17-18, 2014: A PhD student conference on the effectiveness of austerity measures featuring Giovanni Dosi, Richard Freeman, Alan Kirman, Mariana Mazzucato, Giovanni Vecchi, and Sydney Winter as keynote speakers. more info

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