Mathematics for Economics: A Statistical Mechanics Perspective

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Pierluigi Contucci, Francesca Romiti
ERCIM News 78, pages 36-37
July 2009

Will the noble (and sometimes snobbish) queen of sciences mathematics have a role in the future study of economics? Will the role it plays (if any) be as crucial as in the physical sciences? We argue that mathematics will very likely have a pivotal beneficial mutual exchange with economics, particularly through the study of statistical mechanical models of complex systems.