ISBN-10:
8847017777
ISBN-13:
9788847017771
Pub. Date:
10/14/2010
Publisher:
Springer Milan
Decision Theory and Choices: a Complexity Approach / Edition 1

Decision Theory and Choices: a Complexity Approach / Edition 1

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ISBN-13: 9788847017771
Publisher: Springer Milan
Publication date: 10/14/2010
Series: New Economic Windows
Edition description: 2010
Pages: 251
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors xiii

Part I General Issues

Coherence, Complexity and Creativity: the Dynamics of Decision Making F. T. Arecchi 3

Complexity Theoretic Bounded Rationality and Satisficing K. V. Velupillai 23

Optimisation and "Thoughtful Conjecturing" as Principles of Analytical Guidance in Social Decision Making S. Bruno 37

Part II Agent Based Models

A New Agent-based Tool to Build Artificial Worlds P. Terna 67

Exploration Modes and Its Impact on Industry Profitability L. Biggiero 83

Financial Fragility and Interacting Units: an Exercise C. Chiarella S. Giansante S. Sordi A. Vercelli 117

Part III Techniques and Tools

Using Homogeneous Groupings in Portfolio Management J. Gil-Aluja A.M. Gil-Lafuente J. Gil-Lafuente 129

Elman Nets for Credit Risk Assessment G. di Tollo M. Lyra 147

Part IV Modeling from Physics

From Chemical Kinetics to Models of Acquisition of Information: On the Importance of the Rate of Acquisition of Information G. Monaco 171

Thermodynamic-like Approach to Complexity of the Financial Market (in the Light of the Present Financial Crises) A. Khrennikov 183

A Physicist's Approach to Phase Controlling Chaotic Economic Models F.T. Arecchi R. Meucci F. Salvadori D. Acampora K. Al Naimee 205

Part V Related Issues

A Note on Complaints and Deprivation A. Abatemarco 213

Predictability of SOC Systems. Technological Extreme Events G. Bimonte 221

Ontology Based Risk Management G. Nota R. Aiello M.P. Di Gregorio 235

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