W. Brian Arthur Quote

This paper has attempted to go beyond the usual static analysis of increasing-returns problems by examining the dynamical process that 'selects' an equilibrium from multiple candidates, by the interaction of economic forces and random 'historical events'. It shows how dynamically, increasing returns can cause the economy gradually to lock itself in to an outcome not necessarily superior to alternatives, not easily altered, and not entirely predictable in advance.


p, 128 - Competing Technologies, Increasing Returns and Lock-in by Historical Events, (1989)

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This paper has attempted to go beyond the usual static analysis of increasing-returns problems by examining the dynamical process that 'selects' an...

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This paper has attempted to go beyond the usual static analysis of increasing-returns problems by examining the dynamical process that 'selects' an...

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This paper has attempted to go beyond the usual static analysis of increasing-returns problems by examining the dynamical process that 'selects' an...

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This paper has attempted to go beyond the usual static analysis of increasing-returns problems by examining the dynamical process that 'selects' an...