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explore how the interaction of intelligent goal-seeking individuals
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In Memoriam: Axel Leijonhufvud:
An appreciation of Axel as a man and an economist here. My friend Roger Farmer has an appreciation here.
[Posted at 05/09/2022 12:20 AM by David K. Levine ]
Tale of Two Subsidies: Why the Afghan Army did Not Fight but the Ukrainian Army Did:
See the video or read the paper.
[Posted at 04/17/2022 07:14 AM by David K. Levine ]
It is all about voter turnout. Here is what 538 does not understand.
[Posted at 11/02/2020 05:37 AM by David K. Levine ]
An interview on intellectual property:
With James Corbett of the corbettreport
[Posted at 07/17/2019 07:34 AM by David K. Levine ]
[Posted at 10/18/2018 02:29 AM by David K. Levine ]
We have a new website about the perils of populism discussing our research on democracy, corruption, lobbying and the behavior of political groups and how it may help.
[Posted at 04/18/2017 05:13 AM by David K. Levine ]
Is Behavioral Economics Doomed?:
Now available everywhere From Openbook Publishers - a new open access book about traditional and behavioral economics.
[Posted at 06/20/2012 08:05 AM by David K. Levine ]
papers, more research, more news)
"A Theory of the Dynamics of Factor Shares" [05/10/22] (with M. Boldrin, Y. Wang and L. Zhu)
"Razor Thin Elections" [03/03/22] (with C. Martinelli)
"Twin Peaks: Expressive Voting and Soccer Hooliganism" [12/22/21] (with S. Modica and J. Sun)
"Reforming Patent Law: The Case of Covid‐19" [10/20/21] (with M. Boldrin)
"Failing to Provide Public Goods: Why the Afghan Army did not Fight" [09/20/21] (with R. Dutta and S. Modica)
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General interest material about game theory, including an
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find information about the work of Armen A. Alchian, Jack Hirshleifer and other general interest material.
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