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Description - Complexity, Risk, and Financial Markets by Edgar E. Peters

Complexity theory tells us that processes with a large number of seemingly independent agents - such as free markets - can spontaneously organize themselves into a coherent system. In this book, Edgar Peters brings together scientific theory, the artistic process, and economics to show how the randomness and uncertainty of complexity theory can be applied to financial markets. He looks at the way free markets are, by their nature, continually evolving complex systems. Expanding on previous explorations of chaos theory, Peters draws on real-life examples ranging from the Asian crisis to America's love of conspiracy to show that complexity and randomness are necessary for the free markets to operate in a competitive manner.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780471399810
ISBN-10: 0471399817
Format: Paperback
(232mm x 157mm x 13mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publish Date: 16-Jan-2001
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Edgar E. Peters

EDGAR E. PETERS is Chief Investment Strategist and Director of Systematic Asset Allocation for PanAgora Asset Management, a global investment management firm. He is a frequent lecturer on market theory and has taught investment and portfolio management at Babson College, Boston College, and Bentley College. He is the author of Chaos and Order in the Capital Markets and Fractal Market Analysis, as well as numerous articles in professional journals.

Books By Edgar E. Peters

Complexity, Risk, and Financial Markets by Edgar E. Peters
Hardback, April 1999
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Chaos and Order in the Capital Markets by Edgar E. Peters
Hardback, August 1996
$149.53
Fractal Market Analysis by Edgar E. Peters
Hardback, January 1994
$191.06