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    Complexity, Economics, and Public Policy.Steven N. Durlauf - 2012 - Politics, Philosophy and Economics 11 (1):45-75.
    This article considers the implications of complex systems models for the study of economics and the evaluation of public policies. I argue that complexity can enhance current approaches to formal economic analysis, but does so in ways that complement current approaches. I further argue that while complexity can influence how public policy analysis is conducted, it does not delimit the use of consequentialist approaches to policy comparison to the degree initially suggested by Hayek and most recently defended by Gaus.
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  2. Affirmative Action, Meritocracy, and Efficiency.Steven N. Durlauf - 2008 - Politics, Philosophy and Economics 7 (2):131-158.
    This article provides a framework for comparing meritocratic and affirmative action admissions policies. The context of the analysis is admissions to public universities; admission rules are evaluated as part of the public investment problem faced by a state government. Meritocratic and affirmative admissions policies are compared in terms of their effects on the level and distribution of human capital. I argue that (a) meritocratic admissions are not necessarily efficient and (b) affirmative action policies may be efficiency enhancing relative to meritocratic (...)
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    Limits to Science or Limits to Epistemology?Steven N. Durlauf - 1997 - Complexity 2 (3):31-37.
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    Full House.Steven N. Durlauf - 1996 - Complexity 2 (2):44-46.
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  5. Associational Redistribution: A Defense.Steven N. Durlauf - 1996 - Politics and Society 24 (4):391-410.
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    Growing Artificial Societies.Steven N. Durlauf - 1997 - Complexity 2 (3):47-49.
  7. Introduction to the Special Issue on Complexity.Steven N. Durlauf - 2012 - Politics, Philosophy and Economics 11 (1):3-4.
    This article considers the implications of complex systems models for the study of economics and the evaluation of public policies. I argue that complexity can enhance current approaches to formal economic analysis, but does so in ways that complement current approaches. I further argue that while complexity can influence how public policy analysis is conducted, it does not delimit the use of consequentialist approaches to policy comparison to the degree initially suggested by Hayek and most recently defended by Gaus.
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    Modesty Can Be Constructive: Linking Theory and Evidence in Social Science.Steven N. Durlauf - 2014 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 37 (1):81-81.
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    Remembrance of Things Past.Steven N. Durlauf - 1995 - Complexity 1 (3):37-38.
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