By Tobias Preis, H. Eugene Stanley (auth.), Misako Takayasu, Tsutomu Watanabe, Hideki Takayasu (eds.)
In fresh years, as a part of the expanding “informationization” of and the economic climate, companies were collecting giant quantities of designated information equivalent to high-frequency transaction info in nancial markets and point-of-sale details onindividualitems in theretail zone. Similarly,vast amountsof information arenow ava- capable on enterprise networks in line with inter rm transactions and shareholdings. some time past, some of these details have been studied purely via economists and administration students. extra lately, despite the fact that, researchers from different elds, comparable to physics, arithmetic, and knowledge sciences, became attracted to this type of info and, in line with novel empirical methods to looking for regularities and “laws” resembling these within the usual sciences, have produced interesting effects. This e-book is the complaints of the foreign convention THICCAPFA7 that used to be titled “New ways to the research of Large-Scale enterprise and E- nomic Data,” held in Tokyo, March 1–5, 2009. The letters THIC denote the Tokyo Tech (Tokyo Institute of Technology)–Hitotsubashi Interdisciplinary convention. The convention sequence, titled APFA (Applications of Physics in monetary Analysis), specializes in the research of large-scale monetary info. It has usually introduced physicists and economists jointly to switch viewpoints and event (APFA1 in Dublin 1999, APFA2 in Liege ` 2000, APFA3 in London 2001, APFA4 in Warsaw 2003, APFA5 in Torino 2006, and APFA6 in Lisbon 2007). the purpose of the conf- ence is to set up basic analytical options and knowledge assortment tools, considering the implications from quite a few educational disciplines.