"Dimensions of change in economic thought: The Santa Fe Institute case" by Prof Magda Fontana

Past Event

27 November 2012, 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Said Business School
Park End Street, Oxford OX1 1HP

This seminar is hosted by the Oxford Martin Programme on Complexity and the CABDyN Complexity Centre

Speaker: Professor Magda Fontana, Department of Economics, University of TurinVilfredo Pareto Doctoral School - Economics and Complexity

Summary: The talk addresses the issue of change in economic theory by investigating its social, intellectual and narrative dimensions. The birth and development of the Complexity approach to economics at the Santa Fe Institute are taken as a case study. We conduct statistical analyses of a novel database of working papers issued by the Santa Fe Institute over a fifteen-year period (1989-2004). Data validate our historical reconstruction by providing information about publication practices, scientific interaction, diffusion of ideas, and research themes.

Sandwiches and drinks will be provided

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