Monthly Archives: July 2012

Economics and computation in the postwar period: managing scarcity

“We choose this stochastic structure for computational reasons. This reduces the dimension of the variables. With (such and such) alternative, the computational burden would have dramatically increased.” What percent of academic papers published this year display similar sentences? And how … Continue reading

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Interdisciplinarity and education @H2S workshop

A few weeks ago, I attended the H2S 4th workshop on “Cross disciplinary ventures in postwar American Social Sciences,” (research program outline here). The workshop derives from the realization that, because scientific identities were shaped at a time of disciplinary entrenchment in … Continue reading

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