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Some past and present challenges of econophysics

  • Authors: Mantegna, R.
  • Publication year: 2016
  • Type: Articolo in rivista (Articolo in rivista)
  • Key words: Materials Science (all); Physics and Astronomy (all); Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
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We discuss the cultural background that was shared by some of the first econophysicists when they started to work on economic and financial problems with methods and tools of statistical physics. In particular we discuss about the role of stylized facts and statistical physical laws in economics and statistical physics respectively. As an example of the problems and potentials associated with the interaction of different communities of scholars dealing with problems observed in economic and financial systems we briefly discuss the development and the perspectives of the use of tools and concepts of networks in econophysics, economics and finance.