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Economics needs a scientific revolution

Jean-Philippe Bouchaud (09 January 2009)

Compared to physics, it seems fair to say that the quantitative success of the economic sciences is disappointing. Rockets fly to the moon, energy is extracted from minute changes of atomic mass without major havoc, global positioning satellites help millions of people to find their way home. What is the flagship achievement of economics, apart from its recurrent inability to predict and avert crises, including the current worldwide credit crunch? ...
Fribourg Symposium

Yi-Cheng Zhang and Damien Challet (16 October 2008)

Last November we had an exciting gathering of many people who are/were physicists or other natural scientists but are working in finance, insurance and related sectors -- an occasion built upon the so-called econophysics community that brought together both academics and practitioners in an intimate encounter. ...


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Post-doc in agent-based modelling of algorithmic finance [URL]

posted by's, 05 May 2017

Copenhagen Business School invites applications for a post-doc position at the Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy. The position is connected to the research project ‘Algorithmic Finance: Inquiring into the Reshaping of Financial Markets’ (AlgoFinance), led by Professor Christian Borch. The project is funded by the European Research Council (ERC) through a Consolidator Grant. The post-doc position is a 24 months, non-tenured full research position. The expected starting date is 1 September 2017....
Research Associate in Reputation and Trust in Online Networks - University College London [URL]

posted by giacomo.livan's picturegiacomo.livan, 03 May 2017

The Financial Computing and Analytics (FCA) group at University College London is actively researching systemic risk in traditional financial and banking sectors as much as in the emerging field of peer-to-peer economics. We are looking for an outstanding researcher with expertise in Network Science, Data Science, or other relevant disciplines. The appointee will contribute to a research project on the investigation of digital reputation and trust in Sharing Economy and P2P platforms....
Junior Researcher (PhD student) - Kiel University

posted by mraddant's picturemraddant, 02 May 2017

The Department of Economics at Kiel University, is searching for a     Junior Researcher (PhD student)   for a 2 year, fixed term, renewable appointment at the  Chair of Monetary Economics and International Finance. The position is initially funded for two years at 50% of full‐time equivalent (19,35 hours), starting on 1 June 2017.  The salary will be based on the German public sector pay scale at grade EG 13 TV‐L. The position comes with a teaching obligation of 2 hours per week (2...
1 Assistant Professor in Economics [URL]

posted by saraolson's picturesaraolson, 26 October 2016

Fields: Economics, Applied; Econometrics, Applied; Microeconometrics; Industrial Organization; Political Economy Activity: The position involves research, tutorship and mentoring of IMT Ph.D. students, limited teaching in the Institute's Ph.D. program, and participation in the development of the School's research activities. Profile: IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca invites applications from strong candidates for an Assistant Professor position in Economics....
Post-doc position in data science applications for financial risk modeling

posted by zkostanjcar's picturezkostanjcar, 07 October 2016

The University of  Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing is offering a postdoc research position studying data science applications in financial risk modelling. Please feel free to share this post with any potential candidate. The starting date of the position is late 2016....


Mean Field Limit of a Behavioral Financial Market Model

Torsten Trimborn, Martin Frank, Stephan Martin

posted by matus's picturematus, 08 November 2017

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Beautiful and damned. Combined effect of content quality and social ties on user engagement

Luca M. Aiello, Rossano Schifanella, Miriam Redi, Stacey Svetlichnaya, Frank Liu, Simon Osindero

posted by matus's picturematus, 08 November 2017

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How social information can improve estimation accuracy in human groups

Bertrand Jayles, Hye-rin Kim, Ramón Escobedo, Stéphane Cezera, Adrien Blanchet, Tatsuya Kamed...

posted by matus's picturematus, 08 November 2017

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The Dakotas War - An Adventure in Geometry

Victor Aguilar

posted by Grozny's pictureGrozny, 03 November 2017

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How Algebra, But Not Geometry, Is Based on Happy Coincidences

Victor Aguilar

posted by Grozny's pictureGrozny, 31 October 2017

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The inefficiency of Bitcoin revisited: a dynamic approach

Aurelio F. Bariviera

posted by matus's picturematus, 02 October 2017

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Testing the causality of Hawkes processes with time reversal

Marcus Cordi, Damien Challet, Ioane Muni Toke

posted by matus's picturematus, 02 October 2017

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Wealth distribution in presence of debts. A Fokker--Planck description

Marco Torregrossa, Giuseppe Toscani

posted by matus's picturematus, 02 October 2017

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A physical model for efficient ranking in networks

Caterina De Bacco, Daniel B. Larremore, Cristopher Moore

posted by matus's picturematus, 02 October 2017

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A Structural Model for Fluctuations in Financial Markets

Kartik Anand, Jonathan Khedair, Reimer Kuehn

posted by matus's picturematus, 02 October 2017

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