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# 15.31 How Smart is Specialisation? An Analysis of Specialisation Patterns in Knowledge Production

Gaston Heimeriks, Pierre-Alexandre Balland


To understand how specialisation patterns of cities differ among scientific fields, we study patterns of knowledge production in Astrophysics, Biotechnology, Nanotechnology and Organic Chemistry between 1996 and 2012. 98 more words


Fourteen-Year Old Girl in Bikini Threatens Armed Cop

For those of you, my conservative friends, who believe police brutality is just a collection of deliberate made up tales, there is a video on the major cable networks today I hope you see. 1,100 more words

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Artunç paper on legal decentralization and the Ottoman Empire

Awhile back Tyler Cowen linked to this paper (pdf) by Cihan Artunç on legal pluralism in the Ottoman Empire, and I found it to be really interesting. 825 more words


I am an economist therefore I assert

About a decade ago, as a relative development aid neophyte I read Bill Easterly’s White Man’s Burden. Despite a few flaws, I loved it, not least since it validated a number of opinions that had been steadily growing in my mind. 328 more words


The evolution of socio-ecological systems

This article investigates natural resource governance in three indigenous communities in the Colombian Amazon. We base our analysis on an evolutionary governance model in which governance dimensions emerge as relevant through time. 163 more words


Path Dependency and Complexity

Path dependency has been summed up in phrase, “history matters”; and while it explains the observed stability of many systems, some complexity theorists are trying to predict change by studying path dependency. 295 more words


QWERTY - Kay's analysis of a non sub-optimal standard

QWERTY and the search for optimality

By: Neil M Kay (University of Strathclyde Business School, Department of Economics)

Abstract: This paper shows how one of the developers of QWERTY continued to use the trade secret that underlay its development to seek further efficiency improvements after its introduction.

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