The Role of Theory in an Age of Design and Big Data

  • Matthew O. JacksonEmail author
Part of the Studies in Economic Design book series (DESI)


I discuss economists’ views of what they do, and the particular roles of models and theory. The focus is on theory’s role in the design of social and economic systems—past, present, and future.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of EconomicsStanford UniversityStanfordUSA

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