Multiple Models, One Explanation

Chiara Lisciandra*, Johannes Korbmacher

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Abstract

We develop an account of how mutually inconsistent models of the same target system can provide coherent information about the system. Our account makes use of ideas from the debate surrounding robustness analysis and draws on the idea of a shared structure among models. To illustrate, we consider a case study from international trade-theory.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)186-206
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of Economic Methodology
Volume28
Issue number2
Early online date5-Mar-2021
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Publication statusPublished - 2021

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