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Nonlinear and Complex Dynamics in Economics

William Barnett (), Apostolos Serletis () and Demitre Serletis
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Demitre Serletis: Neurological Institute, Epilepsy Center

No 201238, WORKING PAPERS SERIES IN THEORETICAL AND APPLIED ECONOMICS from University of Kansas, Department of Economics

Abstract: This paper is an up-to-date survey of the state-of-the-art in dynamical systems theory relevant to high levels of dynamical complexity, characterizing chaos and near chaos, as commonly found in the physical sciences. The paper also surveys applications in economics and finance. This survey does not include bifurcation analyses at lower levels of dynamical complexity, such as Hopf and transcritical bifurcations, which arise closer to the stable region of the parameter space. We discuss the geometric approach (based on the theory of differential/difference equations) to dynamical systems and make the basic notions of complexity, chaos, and other related concepts precise, having in mind their (actual or potential) applications to economically motivated questions. We also introduce specific applications in microeconomics, macroeconomics, and finance, and discuss the policy relevancy of chaos.

Keywords: Complexity; Chaos; Endogenous business cycles (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C3 C13 C51 C61 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2012-09, Revised 2012-09
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Working Paper: NONLINEAR AND COMPLEX DYNAMICS IN ECONOMICS (2012) Downloads
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