By Peter Nijkamp, Aura Reggiani
Is our global extra dynamic than it was some time past? Have phenomena within the social technological know-how box develop into unpredictable? Are chaotic occasions these days taking place extra usually than long ago? Such questions are usually raised in renowned debates on nonlinear evolution and self-organizing platforms. whilst, many scientists also are elevating numerous intruiging methodological concerns. Is it attainable to split deterministic chaos from random disturbances if their trajectories are (almost) comparable? Is prediction nonetheless attainable in an international of chaos (Poincare)? Is it attainable to tell apart specification error from size error in a nonlinear dynamic version? Is evolution a random procedure? The record of such questions can simply be prolonged with dozens of others. yet regardless of the myriad of questions about difficulties of nonlinear evolution, one universal trait is clear: in either the usual and the social sciences we're nonetheless groping in the dead of night in parts that are par excellence promising looking grounds for exploratory and exploratory learn, viz. structural grounds in an doubtful nonlinear global. the current publication goals at delivering a suite of fresh contributions to the above learn matters through focusing consciousness, specifically on nonlinear dynamic evolution in house on the Netherlands Institute for complicated learn (NIAS) in Wassenaar, the Netherlands. The Institute needs to be thanked for its hospitality and aid, mirrored inter alia in a workshop at which a number of of the papers incorporated during this booklet have been mentioned.
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00000 29 After a series of interesting studies on chaotic features of complex systems in physics, chemistry, biology, meteorology and ecology, chaos theory has also been introduced and investigated in the field of economics and geography. The main purpose of the use of this theory in the social sciences was to obtain better insight into the underlying causes of unforeseeable evolutions of complex dynamic systems. In recent years, the economics discipline has witnessed an increasing wave of contributions in the use of chaos theory for analyzing economic dynamics.