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The Heisenberg Principle in Economics


  • Eric Blankmeyer

    (Southwest Texas State University)


This paper examines analogies between the Heisenberg uncertainty principle in quantum mechanics and several well- known concepts in economic theory. Economics, like physics, has rejected determinism in favor of models that recognize the intrinsic randomness of the subject matter.

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  • Eric Blankmeyer, 1999. "The Heisenberg Principle in Economics," General Economics and Teaching 9904004, EconWPA.
  • Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpgt:9904004
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    1. Siegfried, John J & Fels, Rendigs, 1979. "Research on Teaching College Economics: A Survey," Journal of Economic Literature, American Economic Association, vol. 17(3), pages 923-969, September.
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