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The Y2K Scare: Causes, Costs and Cures

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  • Quiggin, John

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The worldwide scare over the "Y2K bug" result in the expenditure of hundreds of billions of dollars on Y2K compliance and conversion policies. Most of this can be seen, in retrospect, to have been unproductive or, at least, misdirected. In this paper, the technological and institutional factors leading to the adoption of these policies are considered, along with suggestions as to how such policy failures could be avoided in future.

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  • Quiggin, John, 2004. "The Y2K Scare: Causes, Costs and Cures," Risk and Sustainable Management Group Working Papers 151503, University of Queensland, School of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:uqsers:151503
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    1. Quiggin, John, 1987. "Egoistic Rationality and Public Choice: A Critical Review of Theory and Evidence," The Economic Record, The Economic Society of Australia, vol. 63(180), pages 10-21, March.
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    Y2k; Moral Panic; Public Economics; Risk and Uncertainty; H89;

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    • H89 - Public Economics - - Miscellaneous Issues - - - Other

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