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Economics and evolution : bringing life back into economics

Author: Geoffrey M Hodgson
Publisher: Cambridge : Polity Press, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Looks at the application to economics of evolutionary ideas learnt from biology. Hodgson examines the evolutionary ideas of past economic thinkers and argues that evolutionary economics can learn  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Geoffrey M Hodgson
ISBN: 0745608388 9780745608389 0745614701 9780745614700
OCLC Number: 29256180
Description: xi, 381 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I: Introduction: From Conception to Embryo 1. A Brief Diagnosis 2. On Mechanistic and Biological Metaphors 3. Economic Evolution: A Preliminary Taxonomy Part II: Evolution in Economics?: From Mandeville to Marshall 4. Political Economy and the Darwinian Revolution 5. Revolutionary Evolution: Karl Marx and Frederick Engels 6. Herbert Spencer: The Lost Satellite 7. The Mecca of Alfred Marshall 8. Carl Menger and the Evolution of Money Part III: Evolution in Economics?: Three 20th-Century Theorists 9. Thorstein Veblen and Post-Darwinian Economics 10. Joseph Schumpeter and the Evolutionary Process 11. The Evolution of Friedrich Hayek 12. Friedrich Hayek and Spontaneous Order Part IV: Towards an Evolutionary Economics 13. Optimization and Evolution 14. Evolution, Indeterminacy and Intention 15. The Problem of Reductionism in Biology and Economics 16. Bringing Life Back into Economics.
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