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How to Make Scientists Agree - An Evolutionary Betting Mechanism

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  • Tilman Slembeck

    (University of St.Gallen)

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This paper proposes an evolutionary betting mechanism that refers to scientists' academic reputation. The mechanism provides incentives for theoretical and empirical researchers to work on joint projects, thereby producing more general findings and stylized facts that can be used in giving economic policy advice.

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  • Tilman Slembeck, 2000. "How to Make Scientists Agree - An Evolutionary Betting Mechanism," Method and Hist of Econ Thought 0004004, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpmh:0004004
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    Keywords

    methodology; evolution; betting; stylized facts; economic policy;
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    • A1 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics
    • B4 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - Economic Methodology

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