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Articles tagged with: Complexity Theory

A Call for Research

July 19, 2010 – 8:13 am |

After more than 30 years of practical experience and 15 years of academic research on currency issues, I am now shifting my focus and activities toward supporting and mentoring the next generation of currency researchers.   …

Is Our Monetary Structure a Systemic Cause for Financial Instability? Evidence and Remedies from Nature (April 2010)

May 19, 2010 – 11:29 pm |

Abstract — Fundamental laws govern all complex flow systems, including natural ecosystems, economic and financial systems. Natural ecosystems are practical exemplars of sustainability: enduring, vital, adaptive. The sustainability of any complex flow system can be …

Quantifying Economic Sustainability: Implications for Free-Enterprise Theory, Policy, and Practice

February 22, 2010 – 12:09 am |

“Quantifying Economic Sustainability: Implications for Free-Enterprise Theory, Policy, and Practice.” Co-authored with Sally J. Goerner and Robert E. Ulanowicz, in Ecological Economics, Vol. 69, n. 1, December 15, 2009
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Quantifying Sustainability: Resilience, Efficiency and the Return of Information Theory.

February 8, 2010 – 2:36 pm |

“Quantifying Sustainability: Resilience, Efficiency and the Return of Information Theory.”  Co-authored by Bernard Lietaer, Robert E. Ulanowicz, Sally J. Goerner, and Rocio Gomez.  Published in Ecological Complexity, Vol. 6, Issue 1, March 2009. Important Copyright …