Topographic Finance

10 Pages Posted: 25 Apr 2016

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Paul Cottrell

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Date Written: April 22, 2016


This paper will provide information on topographic finance and how it can be used in econometric and financial analysis. First we will cover what topographic finance means. Secondly, a discussion of what problems can be visualized will be but forth. Thirdly, a high level description of the concept of a surface will be advanced. Then a discussion on the theoretical framework will be articulated using chaos theory and emergence concepts. Fifthly, a mythological history of Poseidon will be explored and coupled with the development of the Poseidon software that is development by my company called Reykjavik. Finally, the future development in topographical finance will be proposed.

Keywords: Topographic Finance, 3D Modeling, Surfacing, Herd Effects, Log Periodic Fitting, Stock Markets, Financial Crashes

JEL Classification: A1, B4, B41, C00, C19, C49, C53, C87, E37, G00, G19

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Cottrell, Paul, Topographic Finance (April 22, 2016). Available at SSRN: or

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