Evolving Economics is a blog by Jason Collins of his thoughts on economics, evolution and those areas in between.
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Links this week: “I worry that most smart people have not learned that a list of dozens of studies, several meta-analyses, hundreds of experts, and expert surveys showing almost all academics support your thesis – can still be bullshit.” Awesome. I have only just realised that Gary Klein blogs at Psychology Today. A relatively recent […]
Another clip from David Colander and Roland Kupers’s Complexity and the Art of Public Policy: Solving Society’s Problems from the Bottom Up – a nice description of how two often confused terms, complexity and chaos, differ and interrelate: Chaos theory is a field of applied mathematics whose roots date back to the nineteenth century, to French mathematician Henri […]
Following my post last week on the need for more complicated models in economics, a new paper in PLOS Biology argues for the importance of mathematical models in showing ‘proof of concept’ (HT: Santa Fe Institute News). The authors write: Proof-of-concept models, used in many fields, test the validity of verbal chains of logic by […]
Links this week: Why progress has ground to a halt. Development professionals are biased like their subjects. Are schools failing? Cato Unbound – a libertarian perspective on extraterrestrial life.
In the day job, for most of this year I was seconded onto the Australian Government’s Financial System Inquiry. The Inquiry was established to provide a broad review of the Australian financial system, looking at system stability, competition, consumer protection, technological change and whether the system was serving the needs of users. The Inquiry’s final report is now out […]
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