Understanding the world is a difficult task. It requires a proper study of simple and complex systems. The world is connected. The economic systems around the world — especially those in the developed world e.g. the United States — is an example of how complex systems work. To be able to give an account of a phenomenon, it is imperative to conduct a through interdisciplinary analysis. For quite some time, I have been fascinated by complex economic theories, and I firmly think that a deeper understanding of the causes of problems require interdisciplinary thinking. Things are more connected than we think.
For now, here are some helpful links:
- Santa Fe Institute: A major proponent of studying complex systems.
- Utrecht University – Center for Complex Systems Studies (CCSS): A list of their publications/research projects.