Table of Contents

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

1 INTRODUCTION
– Unintended Consequences
– Plan and Summary of the Book

2 UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES
– Introduction
– Types of Unintended Consequences
– Invisible-Hand Consequences
– Concluding Remarks

3 THE ORIGIN OF MONEY
– Introduction
– Menger’s Explanation
– Exact Understanding
– Explanatory Value
– Concluding Remarks

4 SEGREGATION
– Introduction
– Residential Segregation
– Explanatory Value
– Concluding Remarks

5 THE INVISIBLE HAND
– Introduction
– Smith’s Invisible Hand
– Modern Conceptions of the Invisible Hand
– Invisible-hand explanations
– Concluding Remarks

6 THE ORIGIN OF MONEY RECONSIDERED
– Introduction
– Existence of a Medium of Exchange
– Emergence of a medium of exchange
– Explanatory Progress?
– Concluding Remarks

7 MODELS AND REPRESENTATION
– Introduction
– Partial Potential Explanations
– Models and Explanation
– Models and Representation
– Models and Theories
– Models, Similarity and Tendencies
– Models and Exploration
– Models as Mediators
– Concluding Remarks

8 GAME THEORY AND CONVENTIONS
– Introduction
– Coordination Conventions
– Coordination in the World of Models
– Interpretation
– Concluding Remarks

CONCLUDING REMARKS

Appendix I Smith, Jevons and Mises on Money
Appendix II Models of Emergence of Money
Appendix III Explorations of The Checkerboard World
Appendix IV Focal Points, Risk Dominance etc.

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