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An Essay on The Existence and Causes of Path Dependence

  title={An Essay on The Existence and Causes of Path Dependence},
  author={S. Page},
That past events and choices can influence and in some cases determine the outcomes of current political, economic, and social processes is indisputable, but the extent to which history matters and the mechanisms through which it operates in particular contexts are more difficult to unpack. We can retell a particular history and explain how its many parts fit together. We can thus infer individual causal relationships—this appears to have happened because that happened—but we lack a framework… Expand
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