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The cause of universality in growth fluctuations

Abstract:

Phenomena as diverse as breeding bird populations, the size of U.S. firms, money invested in mutual funds, the GDP of individual countries and the scientific output of universities all show unusual but remarkably similar growth fluctuations. The fluctuations display characteristic features, including double exponential scaling in the body of the distribution and power law scaling of the standard deviation as a function of size. To explain this we propose a remarkably simple additive replicati...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Mathematical Inst
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Publication date:
2010-04-29
URN:
uuid:57e157b5-b391-40b9-8f21-3d3a62eda2a8
Source identifiers:
387678
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pubs:387678

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