EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Paradigm Shift

Damien Besancenot () and Habib Dogguy
Additional contact information
Habib Dogguy: CEPN - Centre d'Economie de l'Université Paris Nord - UP13 - Université Paris 13 - USPC - Université Sorbonne Paris Cité - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique

CEPN Working Papers from HAL

Abstract: This paper analyses the consequences of young researchers' scientifc choice on the dynamics of sciences. We develop a simple two state mean field game model to analyze the competition between two paradigms based on Kuhn's theory of scientifc revolutions. At the beginning of their career, young researchers choose the paradigm in which they want to work according to social and personal motivations. Despite the possibility of multiple equilibria the model exhibits at least one stable solution in which both paradigms always coexist. The occurrence of shocks on the parameters may induce the shift from one dominant paradigm to the other. During this shift, researchers' choice is proved to have a great impact on the evolution of sciences.

Keywords: Mean eld game.; Paradigm shift; Scienti c choice; Research dynamics; Mean eld game (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-evo and nep-hpe
Date: 2011-05-03
Note: View the original document on HAL open archive server: https://halshs.archives-ouvertes.fr/halshs-00590527v3
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (3) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
https://halshs.archives-ouvertes.fr/halshs-00590527v3/document (application/pdf)

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:hal:cepnwp:halshs-00590527

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in CEPN Working Papers from HAL
Bibliographic data for series maintained by CCSD ().

 
Page updated 2019-09-27
Handle: RePEc:hal:cepnwp:halshs-00590527