Soros's reflexivity concept in a complex world: Cauchy distributions, rational expectations, and rational addiction

  title={Soros's reflexivity concept in a complex world: Cauchy distributions, rational expectations, and rational addiction},
  author={John Bryan Davis},
  journal={Journal of Economic Methodology},
  pages={368 - 376}
  • J. Davis
  • Published 2013
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Economic Methodology
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