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The Chimera of a Complete Analysis of Economic Dynamics


  • K. Vela Velupillai


Alberto Quadrio Curzio’s lifelong research efforts have been characterised by depth of vision, breadth of scholarship, a growing awareness of the need for sensitive mediation between theoretical analysis and empirical, policy oriented, concerns and, above all, the need for underpinning every kind of aim with an institutional and historical perspective. This contribution to a Festschrift in his honour aims to take up one small aspect of one of his many faceted theoretical concerns. Alberto Quadrio Curzio’s conviction that there can be no ‘complete’ analysis of economic dynamics - not even a ‘complete’ formalisation of this tortuous notion - is given some content (albeit a very minor one) in this paper.

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  • K. Vela Velupillai, 2012. "The Chimera of a Complete Analysis of Economic Dynamics," ASSRU Discussion Papers 1207, ASSRU - Algorithmic Social Science Research Unit.
  • Handle: RePEc:trn:utwpas:1207

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    1. K. Vela Velupillai, 2008. "Uncomputability and Undecidability in Economic Theory," Department of Economics Working Papers 0806, Department of Economics, University of Trento, Italia.
    2. K. Vela Velupillai & Stefano Zambelli, 2010. "Computation in Economics," ASSRU Discussion Papers 1001, ASSRU - Algorithmic Social Science Research Unit.
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