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The Evolutionary Foundations of Economics

The Evolutionary Foundations of Economics

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Kurt Dopfer, Ilya Prigogine, Hermann Haken, Herbert A. Simon, Geoffrey M. Hodgson, Paul A. David, Joel Mokyr, Sidney G. Winter, Giovanni Dosi, Luigi Marengo, Giorgio Fagiolo, Ulrich Witt, John Foster, J. Stanley Metcalfe, Peter Allen, Richard R. Nelson, Ping Chen, Gerald Silverberg, Bart Verspagen
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  • Date Published: May 2005
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521621991

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  • Evolutionary economics is attracting increasing interest as a way of understanding the processes which generate particular forms of economic activities and structures. This collection brings together economists who are at the forefront of this new field of enquiry to provide the most comprehensive and authoritative survey available.

    • Exceptionally strong team of over fifteen eminent scholars, including Nobel Laureate Herbert A. Simon
    • Best 'one-stop-shop' account available of growing field of evolutionary economics - an essential reference
    • Non-mathematical - will appeal to wide range of social scientists
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    "Each author is a recognized leader, and in some instances a pioneer, in modern-day evolutionary economics...Anybody writing on evolutionary economics will need to read this book. It may even serve as an intellectual pathway for a new evolutionary economics. Certainly, The Evolutionary Foundations of Economics will be a provocative and stimulating challenge to any economist interested in economic theory."
    William T. Ganley, Eastern Economics Journal

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    • Date Published: May 2005
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521621991
    • length: 592 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 37 mm
    • weight: 1.03kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Prolegomenon
    1. Evolutionary economics: a theoretical framework Kurt Dopfer
    Part I. Ontological Foundations:
    2. The rediscovery of value and the opening of economics Ilya Prigogine
    3. Synergetics: from physics to economics Hermann Haken
    4. Darwinism, altruism and economics Herbert A. Simon
    5. Decomposition and growth: biological metaphors in economics from the 1880s to the 1980s Geoffrey M. Hodgson
    6. Path dependence in economic processes: implications for policy analysis in dynamical systems contexts Paul A. David
    7. Is there a theory of economic history? Joel Mokyr
    Part II. Framework for Evolutionary Analysis:
    8. Toward an evolutionary theory of production Sidney G. Winter
    9. Learning in evolutionary environments Giovanni Dosi, Luigi Marengo and Giorgio Fagiolo
    10. Evolutionary theory of the firm Ulrich Witt
    11. The self-organizational perspective on economic processes: a unifying paradigm John Foster
    12. Evolutionary concepts in relation to evolutionary economics J. Stanley Metcalfe
    13. Economics and the science of evolutionary complex systems Peter Allen
    14. Perspectives on technological evolution Richard R. Nelson
    15. Complex dynamics in economic organisms Ping Chen
    16. Evolutionary theorizing on economic growth Gerald Silverberg and Bart Verspagen
    Bibliography
    Index.

  • Editor

    Kurt Dopfer, Universität St Gallen, Switzerland
    Kurt Dopfer is Professor of Economics and co-director of the Institute of Economics at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.

    Contributors

    Kurt Dopfer, Ilya Prigogine, Hermann Haken, Herbert A. Simon, Geoffrey M. Hodgson, Paul A. David, Joel Mokyr, Sidney G. Winter, Giovanni Dosi, Luigi Marengo, Giorgio Fagiolo, Ulrich Witt, John Foster, J. Stanley Metcalfe, Peter Allen, Richard R. Nelson, Ping Chen, Gerald Silverberg, Bart Verspagen

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