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The Self-Organizing Economy

Book Description: Written in an informal and conversational style, The Self-Organizing Economy shows how models of self-organization, "order from stability", can be applied to economic phenomenon. This concept, which has become increasingly influential in the last few years, can explain the formation of cities and business cycles. The book includes powerful insights of conventional economic analysis and strands from many disciplines, from location theory to biology, to create a surprising new view of how the economy forms structures in space and time.

P. R. Krugman
self-organization; power law; Zipf's law; self-organized criticality; emergence;

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