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Collapsing Europe, rising dictators, and the rhetoric of inevitability: last time, it prompted a probabilistic revolution in economics

May 2016: France is torn apart by floods, strikes, oil and power shortages, labour reform protests degenerating into violent clashes between protesters and the police. Birtish debates over Brexit is getting dirtier and more confused every day, and it’s a … Continue reading

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Rationalizing Human Organization in an Uncertain World: Jacob Marschak, from Ukrainian Prisons to Behavioral Science Laboratories

An old paper of mine. Final draft here, published paper here. Abstract: Jacob Marschak (1898–1977) had an enormous impact on the development of postwar economics, both as an intellectual mentor of Nobel Prize winners such as Kenneth Arrow and Franco … Continue reading

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