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How to Make Scientists Agree - An Evolutionary Betting Mechanism

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  • Tilman Slembeck

    (University of St.Gallen)

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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Length: 5 pages
Date of creation: 05 Jul 2000
Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpmh:0004004
Note: Type of Document - PDF; prepared on IBM PC; to print on HP/PostScript; pages: 5 ; figures: none. forthcoming in KYKLOS:
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  1. Frey, Bruno S, et al, 1984. "Consensus and Dissension among Economists: An Empirical Inquiry," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 74(5), pages 986-994, December.
  2. Alston, Richard M & Kearl, J R & Vaughan, Michael B, 1992. "Is There a Consensus among Economists in the 1990's?," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 82(2), pages 203-209, May.
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