The Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore is a premier research institution of India known for its
cutting-edge research and high quality academics spanning more than a century. The Institute
contributes significantly to the scientific and technical literature output from India with nearly 1100
papers published by its faculty annually in ISI indexed journals.
Indian Institute of Science and Cambridge University Press collaborates to bring out books under the
Cambridge IISc Series. This will be a series of books written by eminent academicians, researchers and
subject experts in various subjects of science, technology and engineering. The books published under
this series will be useful for a wider audience including students, researchers, academicians and
This book series is aimed at introducing readers to the recent developments in physics inspired modelling of economic and social systems. Socio-economic systems are increasingly being identified as ‘interacting many-body dynamical systems’ very much similar to the physical systems, studied over several centuries now. Econophysics and sociophysics as interdisciplinary subjects view the dynamics of markets and society in general as those of physical systems. This will be a series of books written by eminent academicians, researchers and subject experts in the field of physics, mathematics, finance, sociology, management and economics.
This new series brings out research monographs and course books useful for the students and researchers across disciplines, both from physical and social science disciplines, including economics.
The series as a whole will seek to focus on the place of South Asia in the various global disciplines of the
social sciences and the featured monographs will incorporate innovative research on contemporary
General Editor: Partha Chatterjee, Columbia University
Editorial Board- Pranab Bardhan, University of California at Berkeley
Stuart Corbridge, London School of Economics
Christophe Jaffrelot, King’s College and CERI, Paris