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Path Dependence

Scott E. Page, Center for the Study of Complex Systems, University of Michigan, spage@umich.edu
Suggested Citation
Scott E. Page (2006), "Path Dependence", Quarterly Journal of Political Science: Vol. 1: No. 1, pp 87-115. http://dx.doi.org/10.1561/100.00000006

Published: 01 Jan 2006
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Formal modelling,  Political organizations
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In this article:
Common Misunderstandings
Dynamic Processes
The Ball and Urn Models
Summary of Urn Models
A Model with Externalities
Concluding Thoughts


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