The Evolutionary Foundations of Economics

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Kurt Dopfer
Cambridge University Press, May 23, 2005 - Business & Economics
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It is widely recognised that mainstream economics has failed to translate micro consistently into macro economics and to provide endogenous explanations for the continual changes in the economic system. Since the early 1980s, a growing number of economists have been trying to provide answers to these two key questions by applying an evolutionary approach. This new departure has yielded a rich literature with enormous variety, but the unifying principles connecting the various ideas and views presented are, as yet, not apparent. This 2005 volume brings together fifteen original articles from scholars - each of whom has made a significant contribution to the field - in their common effort to reconstruct economics as an evolutionary science. Using meso economics as an analytical entity to bridge micro and macro economics as well as static and dynamic realms, a unified economic theory emerges.
 

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经济学的演化基础

Contents

The rediscovery of value and the opening
61
Darwinism altruism and economics
89
biological metaphors
105
implications
151
Towards an evolutionary theory of production
223
Learning in evolutionary environments
255
The evolutionary perspective on organizational
339
The selforganizational perspective on economic
367
Evolutionary concepts in relation to evolutionary
391
Understanding social and economic systems
431
Perspectives on technological evolution
461
persistent cycles
472
Evolutionary theorizing on economic growth
506
Index of topics
540
Index of names
565
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Kurt Dopfer is Professor of Economics and co-director of the Institute of Economics at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.

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