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The General Theory of Economic Evolution - Kurt Dopfer

The General Theory of Economic Evolution

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Published: 1st November 2007
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The first book to chart the development of the field of evolutionary economics, this book provides an integrated generic framework to define the rules of an economic system; how they are coordinated and the causes and consequences of their change.

Packed with pedagogical features including essay and tutorial questions, case studies and an extensive bibliography, this book:



  • proposes a new analytic framework for the study of the nature and causes of long run economic growth and development in market systems

  • analyzes the foundations of the neoclassical tradition, before developing a thesis through micro, meso and macro domains drawing conclusions as to what can be learned from the point of view of policy analysis

  • focuses on an open-systems analytical framework and successfully formulates and refines the analytical foundations of a new general theory of economic evolution.


This volume is essential reading for scholars and students of economic evolution and as well as for anyone who seeks to better understand the complex evolutionary nature of the structure and dynamics of the knowledge-based economy in today's society.


Analytic Foundations of Evolutionary Economics
Mechanism and Evolution
The Three Axioms of Evolutionary Realism
Evolution in Mind
Analytical Foundations
Conclusion
Micro Meso Macro Analysis
Analysis of the Economy as a Whole
Classical, Neoclassical and Evolutionary Analysis
The Methodology of Micro Meso Macro
The Complexity of Micro Meso Macro
Conclusion
Generic Micro Analysis
Introduction
The Micro Unit
The Generic Micro Trajectory
Conclusion
Meso Analysis
Introduction
A Three-Phase Meso Trajectory
Aspects of Meso Analysis
Micro Strategy over a Meso Trajectory
Conclusion
Macro Coördination
Introduction
Macro Coördination
Coördination over a Macro Trajectory
Coördination Failure over a Macro Trajectory
The Co-Evolution of Multiple Meso Trajectories as Clusters
Conclusion
Macro Dynamics, Growth and Development
Introduction
Regimes and Regime Transitions
Macro Coördination, Evolution and Self-Organization
Conclusion
Generic Policy
Introduction
Generic and Operational Policy
Three Orders of Policy
Conclusion
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ISBN: 9780415279420
ISBN-10: 0415279429
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 152
Published: 1st November 2007
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.78  x 1.12
Weight (kg): 0.49
Edition Number: 3