Special Issue "The Close Connection between Economics and Quantum Theory: A Topological Exploration"

A special issue of Quantum Reports (ISSN 2624-960X).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Graciela Chichilnisky
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Columbia University, 420 West 118th Street, New York, NY 10027, USA
Interests: Quantum Axioms; Topology; Mathematical Economics; International Trade and Development; Social Choice; Environmental Economics
Prof. Dr. Peter Eisenberger
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Columbia University, 116th and Broadway, New York, NY 10027, USA
Interests: Quantum Entanglement; Global Environmental Issues; Direct Air Capture of CO2; Material Physics; X Ray observations
Prof. Dr. Emmanuel Haven
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Memorial University of Newfoundland, St John's, Canada
Interests: Quantum Physics Formalism Applied to Social Science; Quantum Information; Stochastic Processes
Prof. Dr. Andrei Khrennikov
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Linnaeus University, Växjö, Sweden
Interests: Foundations of Probability Theory, Quantization of Systems; Classical Random Field Model of Quantum Mechanics, Quantum-Like Models: Molecular Biology, Cognition, Psychology, Behavioral Economics, Social Science
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

What is the key tenet that rationalizes why quantum formalism in social science and especially in social choice and decision-making can be used? This is a central question that has not been previously answered. In classic physics, events, when seen as sets in a sigma-algebra, are described by one sample space with a single basis of coordinates (one framework) as in classical probability. The concept of ‘unicity’ essentially indicates that a single framework can describe all observed events. However, in decision-making, there is no reason to believe there is only one framework, which can capture all events.

This Special Issue will collect research that is being performed around applying elements of the formalism of quantum mechanics to the social sciences. There will be a particular focus on the key tenet(s) that rationalize(s) why the quantum formalism can be used in economics (in social choice and decision-making). As a central objective, this Special Issue will rigorously explore the foundational connections between economics and quantum theory.

Prof. Dr. Graciela Chichilnisky
Prof. Dr. Peter Eisenberger
Prof. Dr. Emmanuel Haven
Prof. Dr. Andrei Khrennikov
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • Decision making
  • Social choice
  • Sigma-algebra
  • Classical probability
  • Quantum probability
  • Unicity

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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