Business Network and Board of Trustees Annual Symposium: Complexity Economics
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Held At Drury Plaza Hotel, 228 E. Palace Ave., Santa Fe, NM
November 6-8, 2014
Organized by: Chris Wood, Vice President of Administration and Director of the Business Network, SFI, and Jennifer Dunne, Vice President for Science and Professor, SFI;
As part of the Institute's 30th anniversary, the November 2014 Business Network and Trustees Symposium, organized by Chris Wood, Vice President of Administration and Director of Business Network, and Jennifer Dunne, Vice President of Science and Professor, will focus on "Complexity Economics" and the Institute’s longstanding interest in the economies as complex systems. Critical to this perspective are the realizations that: (a) economies are rarely, if ever, in equilibria; (b) humans are not completely rational utility maximizers; and (c) economies reflect the aggregate of many decisions and actions, by many different actors/agents, at many different scales, from the individual consumer, to the giant bank that’s “too big to fail," to the actions of federal, state, and local governments.
SFI speakers and collaborators will look backward to review and evaluate the accomplishments of the Institute’s alternative perspectives on economics and markets, and look forward to new developments and the extensions of current approaches.