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¿Son compatibles los ideales científicos con los intereses personales? Una aplicación de la teoría de juegos

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  • Juan Carlos García-Bermejo Ochoa

    (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)

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Is the reward system efficient to achieve that scientists take the research decisions that contribute most to the epistemic growth of their discipline? This paper approaches this question with regard to a wide class of games. By means of some very simple examples, it shows how easily it may happen that incentives get distorted, even if all members of the scientific community share a common epistemic point of view, every obtained result is published, there are not redundant results, contributions are evaluated by direct inspection, and scientists are rewarded according to their relative performance.

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  • Juan Carlos García-Bermejo Ochoa, 2001. "¿Son compatibles los ideales científicos con los intereses personales? Una aplicación de la teoría de juegos," Estudios Económicos, El Colegio de México, Centro de Estudios Económicos, vol. 16(1), pages 3-56.
  • Handle: RePEc:emx:esteco:v:16:y:2001:i:1:p:3-56
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