Call for Papers: Asia Convening!

Asia Convening May 6 – 9, 2019 in Da Nang, Vietnam

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Deadline: 17 March 2019

Complexity has significantly contributed to scientific fields from evolutionary biology to statistical mechanics, and economics is no exception. Where neoclassical economics emphasises optimisation, equilibrium, and efficiency; complexity economics stresses adaptation, emergent properties, and robustness. Thus, macro outcomes are often not only arising from optimising individuals, but also from the interaction between heterogeneous individual agents.

Interdisciplinary work is a key characteristic of the Complexity Economics Working Group, and as such, we encourage submissions across specialisations within economics, as well as work from related disciplines, as long as they apply a form of complexity in their approach. We use the term complexity as a broad term that includes simulations, network analysis, complex adaptive systems and analytical methods.

For the YSI Asia Convening, the Complexity Economics Working Group calls for academic papers that relate to the following, but are not limited to:

Models of complex economic systems
Agent-based modeling
Network theory, applied and theoretical
Analysis of industry using complexity methods
Complexity economics
For all of the above topics, theoretical and applied work is equally welcome. Submissions from all subdivisions of economics or its neighbouring disciplines are encouraged.

Economies and societies are complex and evolving systems. Complexity Economics explores the dynamics, networks, interactions, and heterogeneity within the ever evolving system.

To submit your abstract to this call, go to In your abstract, please clearly identify your research question, elaborate on methodology, and list your preliminary findings and/or tentative conclusions.

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