“From warfare to welfare”: Contextualising Arrow and Schelling's models of racial inequalities (1968–1972)

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serval:BIB_C260B8D3D329
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Title
“From warfare to welfare”: Contextualising Arrow and Schelling's models of racial inequalities (1968–1972)
Journal
The European Journal of the History of Economic Thought
Author(s)
Chassonnery-Zaïgouche Cléo, Larrouy Lauren
ISSN
0967-2567
1469-5936 (Online)
Publication state
Published
Issued date
29/11/2017
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
24
Number
6
Pages
1355-1387
Abstract
This paper focuses on Arrow and Schelling's contributions to the study of racial inequality in the late 1960s. We start from the authors’ account of the origin of their work. Then, we locate the “material origin” of the models at the RAND Corporation in the late 1960s and show how it relates to the transfer of the RAND tool-box to the study of welfare issues. Finally, we describe how Arrow's and Schelling's modelling strategies relate to their conception of “science for action,” inherited from their “warfare” work.
Keywords
Discrimination, segregation, Arrow (Kenneth J.), Schelling (Thomas C.), RAND Corporation
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