I hope that you are all well and braving the great confinement, although I fear not. I shall be writing more on that theme very soon. But life must go on: Three years ago I began a dialogue with my colleagues at the New School and beyond on the role of statistical physics in the … More Statistical Physics and the Social Sciences: Take Two
In recent years there has developed a branch of economics which seeks to apply statistical physics approaches to understanding economic problems. Some years ago, my colleague at the New School, Anwar Shaikh, introduced me to the pioneering work in this area that seeks to understand income distributions, for example by the physicist Y M Yakovenko. … More Statistical Physics and the Social Sciences: What Potential Contribution?