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Thomas C. Schelling: la paradoja de un economista errante

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  • Boris Salazar

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This article explains two enigmas related to the scientific career of Thomas C. Schelling, Nobel Price in Economics 2005: How to explain his capacity to always produce new ideas? Why have his multiple pioneer ideas had more impact on other social sciences and not on economics? The paper proposes three hypotheses: the minor impact of the acquired knowledge of his theoretical work, a heuristic that always privileged the relationship between unpublished facts and unusual angles, and the creation of a spontaneous knowledge network that covered different disciplines dedicated to social interaction.

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  • Boris Salazar, 2007. "Thomas C. Schelling: la paradoja de un economista errante," Revista de Economía Institucional, Universidad Externado de Colombia - Facultad de Economía, vol. 9(17), pages 131-152, July-Dece.
  • Handle: RePEc:rei:ecoins:v:9:y:2007:i:17:p:131-152
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    1. Daniel B. Klein & Tyler Cowen & Timur Kuran, 2005. "Salute to Schelling: Keeping It Human," Econ Journal Watch, Econ Journal Watch, vol. 2(1), pages 159-164, April.
    2. Faruk Gul & Wolfgang Pesendorfer, 2005. "The Case for Mindless Economics," Levine's Working Paper Archive 784828000000000581, David K. Levine.
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    Keywords

    focal points; heuristic; theory of games; social dynamic; neural circuits;

    JEL classification:

    • B31 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - History of Economic Thought: Individuals - - - Individuals
    • B41 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - Economic Methodology - - - Economic Methodology
    • D83 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Search; Learning; Information and Knowledge; Communication; Belief; Unawareness

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