Model Coupling in Resource Economics: Conditions for Effective Interdisciplinary Collaboration

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In this article we argue for the importance of studying interdisciplinary collaborations by focusing on the role that good choice and design of model-building frameworks and strategies can play overcoming the inherent difficulties of collaborative research. We provide an empirical study of particular collaborations between economists and ecologists in resource economics. We discuss various features of how models are put together for interdisciplinary collaboration in these cases and show how the use of a coupled-model framework in this case to coordinate and combine background models from ecology and economics provided particular collaborative affordances and clear collaborative gain.
LanguageEnglish
Pages412-433
JournalPhilosophy of science
Volume83
Issue number3
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StatePublished - 2016

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