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Evolutionary Economics : Program and Scope - Kurt Dopfer

Evolutionary Economics

Program and Scope

By: Kurt Dopfer (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 30th June 2001
ISBN: 9780792373940
Number Of Pages: 374

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Evolutionary Economics: Program and Scope offers a fresh look at the paradigmatic foundations and basic theoretical propositions of economics. Twelve authors - each of them with his own distinct contribution to economics - make a step forward by reinterpreting major areas of micro and macroeconomics in line with modern evolutionary thinking. This volume offers a unified approach to economics that allows recent developments in various strands of Evolutionary Economics to be integrated and major positions of Neoclassical Economics to be reconsidered.
The chapters on `Evolutionary Macro Economics' explore macro areas such as the division of labor and knowledge, technology and institutions, population thinking, meso economics, techno-economic trajectories and industrial sectors. By telescoping structure into time, they highlight the processes of structural change and co-evolution between technologies and institutions, and provide a causal-explanatory core for a modern - evolutionary - theory of economic growth and economic development.
The chapters on `Evolutionary Micro Economics' offer insights into the knowledge based theories of the firm and take up the issues of cognitive and behavioral routines. The contributions explore the processes of complex human choice, creativity, and adaptation in selective and path-dependent environments. The discussions make an essential contribution to the cognitive and behavioral foundations of a modern institutional economics.

Contributing Authorsp. vii
Evolutionary Economics--Framework for Analysisp. 1
Foundational Issues
Research Program and Ontology
Evolutionary Economics--An Interpretative Surveyp. 45
On the Ontological Foundations of Evolutionary Economicsp. 89
Evolutionary Macroeconomics
Dynamics: Long-run View and Population Thinking
Evolutionary Approaches to Population Thinking and the Problem of Growth and Developmentp. 141
Evolutionary Perspectives on Economic Growthp. 165
Statics: Division of Knowledge and Valuation Principles
The Evolutionary Principles of American Neoinstitutional Economicsp. 195
Knowledge and Meliorism in the Evolutionary Theory of F. A. Hayekp. 231
Evolutionary Microeconomics
Dynamics: Selection, Adaptation and Learning Processes
Selection Processes in Economicsp. 253
Adapting, Learning and Economizingp. 277
Statics: Agency, Firm and Economic Structure
Early Signs of a Revolution in Microeconomicsp. 299
Evolutionary Theories of the Firm: Reconstruction and Relations to Contractual Theoriesp. 319
Subject Indexp. 357
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ISBN: 9780792373940
ISBN-10: 0792373944
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 374
Published: 30th June 2001
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.75

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