Home page of Bertrand M. Roehner
Created: 6 October 2002. Last update: 3 August 2017
LPTHE, University of Paris 6
4 place Jussieu, F-75005 Paris, France,
Phone: +33 1 44 27 39 16
My centers of interest are reflected in the books whose titles and
covers are shown below.
WHAT IS ECONOPHYSICS? Its origin, rational and purpose
How can history become a real science?
Determinants of separatist movements
Driving Forces in Physical, Biological and Socio-economic Phenomena
Teaching material (including various data sets)
Films and songs
Interaction Maximization as an Evolution Principle for
Social Systems (8 chapters)
Seminars given in Singapore, China, Japan (2007, 2008, 2009)
Probing social links
(i) Presentation of the project.
(ii) Lectures on the principle of interaction maximization (8 chapters).
(iii) Role played by social segmentation and fragmentation in the
depression which began in 2008 (5 chapters).
(iv) Experiments about links in insect populations.
(v) BOLA: Beijing archive
Military occupation episodes: Japan,
Germany, Iceland, Hawaii, China, South Korea, ...
The prominent role of the United States in world affairs
What can population pyramids tell us about past events?
Apprentissage de la programmation
Scanned articles (click)
Articles and invited talks (click)
Book summaries (click)
Papers in biodemography (click)
Two studies about the relations between the United States
and the People's Republic of China
Book in Chinese introducing a scientific analysis of historical events;
presentation in English
Presentation in Chinese of the same book
Book covers (see below; it may take a few
seconds to load the 11 images)
Research interest key-words:
price peaks, sharp peak - flat through pattern,
stock price bubbles, comparative history, analytical
history, market integration, real estate prices,
separatism and separatist uprisings, wheat prices,
commodity prices, spatial arbitrage, spatial propagation of price fluctuations,
social bonds, social cohesion, military occupation, resistance,
suicide, apoptosis, intermarriage, mixed couples, white flight.
Left: Economica (1991) ---- Right: Larousse (1996)
Left: Springer-Verlag (1995) ---- Right: Springer-Verlag (2000)
Left: Elsevier (2001) ---- Right: Cambridge U.P. (2002)
Left: ``Pattern and Repertoire
in History'' Harvard U.P. (2002) ---- Right: Rowman-Littlefield (2002)
Left: Odile Jacob (2004) ---- Cambridge U.P. (2007)
Left: UPMC, LPTHE (2008) -- Right: Springer (2009, Second edition
with 4 new chapters)
Key-words for occupation episodes:
Germany, Iceland, Japan, World War II,
MacArthur, Eichelberger, SCAP, SCAPIN, SCAPINs, GHQ, Eighth Army,
BCOF, military commission,
provost court, court martial, offenses,
Military Government, Military police, censorship,
Schedule of Restricted Concerns, B-yen, black market, inflation, arson,
fraternization, brawls, demonstrations, famine, Shinto.
in Japanese for the book on the occupation of Japan