Thomas C. Schelling: The Paradox of a Wandering Economist

Revista de Economía Institucional, Vol. 9, No. 17, Second Semester 2007

22 Pages Posted: 5 Dec 2007 Last revised: 10 Dec 2007

Abstract

This article explains two enigmas related to the scientific career of Thomas C. Schelling, Nobel Price in Economics 2005: How to explain his capacity to always produce new ideas? Why have his multiple pioneer ideas had more impact on other social sciences and not on economics? The paper proposes three hypotheses: the minor impact of the acquired knowledge of his theoretical work, a heuristic that always privileged the relationship between unpublished facts and unusual angles, and the creation of a spontaneous knowledge network that covered different disciplines dedicated to social interaction.

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Keywords: focal points, heuristic, theory of games, social dynamic, neural circuits

JEL Classification: B31, B41, D83

Suggested Citation

Salazar, Boris, Thomas C. Schelling: The Paradox of a Wandering Economist. Revista de Economía Institucional, Vol. 9, No. 17, Second Semester 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1038681

Boris Salazar (Contact Author)

Universidad del Valle ( email )

Calle 13 No
Cali, 100-00
Colombia

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