The impossibility of an effective theory of policy in a complex economy
AbstractIt is shown that for a `complex economy', characterised in terms of a formal dynamical system capable of computation universality, it is impossible to devise an effective theory of policy.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Department of Economics, University of Trento, Italia in its series Department of Economics Working Papers with number 0514.
Date of creation: 2005
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theory of policy; dynamical system; computation universality; recursive rule; complex economy;
Other versions of this item:
- K. Vela Velupillai, 2005. "The impossibility of an Effective Theory of Policy in a Complex Economy," Working Papers 0094, National University of Ireland Galway, Department of Economics, revised 2005.
- C60 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - General
- E60 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - General
- E61 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - Policy Objectives; Policy Designs and Consistency; Policy Coordination
- E69 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - Other
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2005-09-29 (All new papers)
- NEP-CBE-2005-09-29 (Cognitive & Behavioural Economics)
- NEP-MAC-2005-09-29 (Macroeconomics)
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