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The Economics of Chaos or the Chaos of Economics

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This paper gives a simple account of nonlinear dynamics, focusing on cycles and chaos. There is a survey of economic models that involve chaos. The case where a chaotic system is subject to exogenous random shocks is discussed. Copyright 1988 by Royal Economic Society.

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  • Kelsey, David, 1988. "The Economics of Chaos or the Chaos of Economics," Oxford Economic Papers, Oxford University Press, vol. 40(1), pages 1-31, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:oup:oxecpp:v:40:y:1988:i:1:p:1-31
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