Towards a Trans-Disciplinary Econophysics

26 Pages Posted: 20 Dec 2018

Date Written: December 2, 2012


This paper deals with the disciplinary dimension of a very new field called econophysics and shows that despite the fact that econophysics is regularly described as an interdisciplinary approach, it is in fact a multidisciplinary field. Beyond this observation, we note that recent developments suggest that econophysics could evolve towards a more integrated field. We therefore propose a prospective approach by analyzing how this field could become transdisciplinary. In this article, we focus on financial work, and we show that a common scheme is attainable and we investigate the possibilities of a trandisciplinary econophysics which will make possible to revisit the theoretical foundations of financial economics and develop new models and theories better suited to the management of financial risks and financial markets.

Keywords: econophysics, financial economics, interdisciplinarity, multidisciplinarity, pluridisciplinarity, transdisciplinarity

JEL Classification: B4, B5, B2, G0

Suggested Citation

Jovanovic, Franck and Schinckus, Christophe, Towards a Trans-Disciplinary Econophysics (December 2, 2012). Available at SSRN: or

Franck Jovanovic (Contact Author)

TELUQ University ( email )

5800 St Denis
Montreal, QC H2S 3L4

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Christophe Schinckus

University of Leicester ( email )

University Road
Leicester, LE1 7RH
United Kingdom

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