Applying Statistical Physics to Economics: Agent-Based Models of Wealth Distributions

Applying Statistical Physics to Economics: Agent-Based Models of Wealth Distributions

Science and Education

Description

Today there are 8 people in the world who have as much combined wealth as half the human population.  In 2010, that figure was 388, so we live in a world where wealth is rapidly concentrating. Understanding how and why this is happening, and what if anything needs to be done about it is an interdisciplinary problem that will ultimately involve mathematicians, economists, physicists, political scientists, and specialists in ethics, justice, and public policy.

When

Thursday, March 23, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Where

Columbia University, Mudd Building Room 826, 500 West 120th Street, New York, NY 10027 Columbia University, Mudd Building Room 826, 500 West 120th Street, New York, NY 10027 Columbia University, Mudd Building Room 826, 500 West 120th Street, New York, NY 10027

Admission

FREE

Organizers

Armenian Engineers and Scientists of America, NY-NJ Section

Event contact info

RSVP with Allen Berber at allen.berber@aesanynj.org by March 22nd

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