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June 14, 2005

Open-Source Economics

Mark Thoma is trying an interesting experiment. It would be very nice if it works:

Economist's View: Open-Source Models in Economics: "From Wikipedia, which seemed appropriate for this post, a definition and an English lesson: "Open source denotes that the origins of a product are publicly accessible in part or in whole. When used as an adjective, the term is hyphenated: 'Apache is open-source software.' When used as a noun, there is no hyphen: 'Netscape released its Navigator source code as open source.'" Will the same model work in economics? On the sidebar of this site there is a section entitled "Open-Source" models (I added the hyphen this evening). There are four models there, one by Mark Thoma (me), one by Alex Tabarrok, and two from Brad DeLong. The models are on a variety of topics, in different stages of development, and have both classroom and research orientations...

Posted by DeLong at June 14, 2005 10:24 AM