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Rational Choice and the Study of Science

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  • Durlauf, S.N.

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This paper describes a perspective on the evolution of scientific theory choice which is based on explicity treating the behavior of the scientif community as emergent from the interactive decisions of individual scientists.

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Paper provided by Wisconsin Madison - Social Systems in its series Working papers with number 9709r.

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Length: 27 pages
Date of creation: 1997
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Handle: RePEc:att:wimass:9709r

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Postal: UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN MADISON, SOCIAL SYSTEMS RESEARCH INSTITUTE(S.S.R.I.), MADISON WISCONSIN 53706 U.S.A.

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Keywords: ECONOMIC THEORY;

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  1. Lawrence Blume, 1996. "Population Games," Game Theory and Information 9607001, EconWPA.
  2. William A. Brock & Steven N. Durlauf, 1995. "Discrete Choice with Social Interactions I: Theory," Working Papers 95-10-084, Santa Fe Institute.
  3. William A. Brock & Steven N. Durlauf, 1997. "A Formal Model of Theory Choice in Science," Research in Economics 97-04-031e, Santa Fe Institute.
  4. Blume Lawrence E., 1993. "The Statistical Mechanics of Strategic Interaction," Games and Economic Behavior, Elsevier, vol. 5(3), pages 387-424, July.
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