Category Archives for Complex Systems

Emotional Contagion Through Social Networks

Interesting paper for students of crowd behavior and complex systems. What if we look at market participants as being members of social networks? I wonder what would we would uncover. Abstract (Guillroy, Kramer, Hancock,) Emotional states can be transferred to others via emotional … Continue reading

07. July 2014 by Miguel Barbosa
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Video & Paper: Applications of Complexity Science to Healthcare

Click here to read a research report on complexity (recommended for actuaries) Click Here To Watch The Video

20. April 2011 by Miguel Barbosa
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Assessing small non-zero perceptions of chance: The case of H1N1

Abstract (via Wandi Bruine de Bruin, Andrew M. Parker and Jurgen Maurer @ Springer Link) Feelings of invulnerability, seen in judgments of 0% risk, can reflect misunderstandings of risk and risk behaviors, suggesting increased need for risk communication. However, judgments … Continue reading

25. February 2011 by Miguel Barbosa
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Four features in appreciation of the life and work of Benoit Mandelbrot

Excerpted (via Money Science) Benoit B. Mandelbrot (1924–2010): a father of Quantitative Finance M. A. H. Dempster …Mandelbrot was sponsored by John von Neumann at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton for the 1953-54 academic year. He told me … Continue reading

03. February 2011 by Miguel Barbosa
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Benford's Law & Difficulty of Faking Data

So what is Benford’s law: (Via wikipedia) Benford’s law, also called the first-digit law, states that in lists of numbers from many (but not all) real-life sources of data, the leading digit is distributed in a specific, non-uniform way. According … Continue reading

22. January 2011 by Miguel Barbosa
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