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The Coordination Dilemma For Epidemiological Modelers

Ojea Quintana, Ignacio and Rosenstock, Sarita and Klein, Colin (2021) The Coordination Dilemma For Epidemiological Modelers. [Preprint]

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Abstract

Epidemiological models directly shape policy responses to public health crises. We argue that they also play a less obvious but important role in solving certain coordination problems and social dilemmas that arise during pandemics. This role is both ethically and epistemically valuable. However, it also gives rise to an underappreciated dilemma, as the features that make models good at solving coordination problems are often at odds with the features that make for a good scientific model. We examine and develop this dilemma in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, and suggest extensions to other domains.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Ojea Quintana, Ignacioignacioojea@gmail.com0000-0001-6941-7283
Rosenstock, SaritaSarita.Rosenstock@anu.edu.au0000-0001-9715-0010
Klein, ColinColin.Klein@anu.edu.au0000-0002-7406-4010
Keywords: Epidemiology, Science Communication, Game THeory
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Medicine > Epidemiology
General Issues > Game Theory
Depositing User: Dr Ignacio Maria Ojea Quintana
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2021 04:08
Last Modified: 12 Nov 2021 04:08
Item ID: 19841
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Medicine > Epidemiology
General Issues > Game Theory
Date: 10 November 2021
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/19841

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