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Interested in a Degree in Physics applied to economics and Finance?

posted on 27 July 2013

Anyone interested in econophysics should look for complex systems programs. it's also a smart move because complex systems prepares students to work in field such as biology, sociology and of course Quant-finance/economics.found a couple places where one can study for a Msc and/or PhD in complex systems or econophysics:

http://www.er.ethz.ch/
Zurich, Switzerland where Pr. Didier Sornette is established.
I don't think they offer a Msc/PhD degree in econophysics per se however you can do your Msc in physics (or mathematical Finance, and any related fields) and then do your Msc Thesis (as you can see there are at this moment 26 projects available) in their group, and possibly your PhD too. Google Didier Sornette, his talks, presentations etc . .

http://ifisc.uib-csic.es/master/
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
They do specialize in biology, however the head of the research center told me one of their recent student did his PhD thesis on game theory and left to work for a bank in zurich.

http://www.kcl.ac.uk/prospectus/grad...tems-modelling
http://www.kcl.ac.uk/prospectus/research/mathematics
King College London has a Msc in complex systems, and I have found that couple of their Maths Professors/researchers actually do research in econophysics inside their Financial maths group. At KCL, Theoretical physics (not what you want to study . . .) belongs to the mathematics department and not the physics dpt.

http://theory.physics.manchester.ac....a/cssp/pg.html
The University of Manchester offers a Msc in theoretical Physics by research and a PhD in complex systems and statistical physics. One of their Focus is Econophysics

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/cross_fac/complexity/
Msc and phD in Complex systems, from what I understand it's a Multi-university programs, where students spend 1yr at warwick and a year at another university in Europe.

http://www.wbs.ac.uk/about/person/tobias-preis/ (Finance PhD)
Tobias Preis works in the finance department (Behavioral Finance section) where his econophysics research is focused on financial markets.

http://physics.bu.edu/people/show/hes 
Eugene Stanley (Boston University) has written a book on econophysics:http://www.amazon.com/Introduction-E.../dp/0521039878
Have a look at the video of a talk he gave in italy about economics: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQYHWcIV2fg 

http://www.phys.uh.edu/research/econ...gram/index.php (PhD)
University of Houston Physics Program which I think is known by a couple of people on this forum.

http://www.theo-phys.uni-essen.de/tp...cs.php?lang=en (PhD)
Dr. Rudi Schäfer heads the econophysics group of University of Duisburg-Essen in Germany.
Best for PhD only since the working language is english at the doctorate level, and german at the Msc Level.

http://www.itp.uni-bremen.de/complex/ (PhD)
Based in Bremen, germany. Same with Uni-essen, Working language is english at the doctorate level only.

http://web.physics.ucsb.edu/~complex...nophysics.html
Back to the US with UC Santa Barbara.

http://www.physics.ucdavis.edu/peopl...hn_rundle.html (PhD)
at UC Davis, Pr john Rundle works in the complex systems section. More precisely on "econoquakes".

http://igk.math.uni-bielefeld.de/
Interdisciplinary programs which focuses on theory and application of multiple fields such as finance/economics/mathematics/physics

http://physics.unifr.ch/en/page/105/
home to the econophysics forum (not very active . . .)
I believe both Msc and PhD working language is English.

That's it. please note, I don't have all the info so if someone wants to find out more they will have to look up these programs. Also I took the liverty of not including a couple of other programs since they are not in english (french, since this is my first language) and I'm sure there are other programs in european countries but since they're not in english I didn't bother look them up. Feel free to ask questions, I will answer if I can.

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I must not be familiar with the page layout format of the econophysics forum.

Can anybody tell me how to space the paragraphs a bit? it seems a bit crowded.

Useful post! Thx.

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