Applications of statistical mechanics to nance

  title={Applications of statistical mechanics to nance},
  author={Rosario N. Mantegna and Zolt{\'a}n Pal{\'a}gyi and Harry Eugene Stanley},
We discuss some apparently \universal" aspects observed in the empirical analysis of stock price dynamics in nancial markets. Specically we consider (i) the empirical behavior of the return probability density function and (ii) the content of economic information in nancial time series. c 1999 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved. 
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