Chaos, Management and Economics


Energy and Environment

Contributions from Robert Balling, Roger Bate, Sonja Boehmer-Christiansen, Deepak Lal and Thomas Gale Moore.

The best selling IEA title of the 1990s, it applies chaos theory to the social sciences
First published in 1994, this title was the best selling IEA publication of the 1990s. It applies the ideas of ‘chaos theory’, more usually found in the natural sciences, to economic and social systems, with some profound implications for the management of business and the economy.

The authors suggest that a chaotic world is more complex than can be captured by the linear equations generally used by economic modellers and the assumptions of neo-classical economics, and in some ways bears a striking resemblance to the views taken by the Austrian School.

This title provides a concise and straightforward introduction to the application of Chaos Theory to the social sciences, which as its authors say, ‘provides a new and exciting departure point for the study of organisations and economies’.

2007, 1994, Hobart Paper 125, ISBN 978 0 255 36333-4, 112pp PB

See Also:

The Official History of Privatisation by David Parker

This title is made available through print-on-demand. Print-on-demand allows the IEA to make available out-of-print titles by printing a copy of each book individually rather than by using the traditional method of reprinting in bulk. The contents of the book are indistinguishable from the original, with the only noticeable difference being in the cover design.

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