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The evolution of institutional economics : agency, structure, and Darwinism in American institutionalism

Author: Geoffrey Martin Hodgson
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2004.
Series: Economics as social theory.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Charts the rise, fall and renewal of institutional economics.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Geoffrey Martin Hodgson
ISBN: 0415322537 9780415322539 0415322529 9780415322522
OCLC Number: 223459280
Notes: Intended as a continuation of the discussion begun in his How economics forgot history.
Description: 534 pages.
Contents: Part 1: Introduction; 1. Nature and Scope; 2. Agency and Structure; 3. Objections and Explorations; Part 2: Charles Darwin and the Historian of Social Sciences; 4. Charles Darwin, Herbert Spencer and the Human Species; 5. Precursors of Emergence and Multiple Level Selection Theory; Part 3: Veblenian Institutionalism; 6. The Beginnings of Veblenian Institutionalism; 7. Thorstein Veblen and Post-Darwinian Social Science; 8. Veblen's Evolutionary Institutionalism; 9. The Instinct of Workmanship and the Pecuniary Culture; 10. A Wrong Turn: Science and the Machine Process; 11. Missed Connections: Creative Synthesis and Emergent Evolution; 12. The Launch of Institutional Economics and the Loss of its Veblenian Ballast; Part 4: Four Institutionalist Journeys; 13. John R. Commons and the Tangled Jungle; 14. Wesley Mitchell and the Rebirth of Macroeconomics; 15. Frank Knight as an Institutionalist Economist; 16. The Evolution of Clarence Ayres; 17. The Ayresian Dichotomies: Veblen Versus Ayres; 18. The Decline of Institutional Economics; Part 5: Reconstructing Institutional Economics; 19. The Potential Revival of Veblenian Institutionalism; 20. Elements of a Research Agenda for Institutional Economic Theory
Series Title: Economics as social theory.
Responsibility: Geoffrey M. Hodgson.
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"Reconstructs the history of institutional economics in a quest for insights into theoretical problems of agency, structure, emergence, and social evolution."-"Journal of Economic Literature, 12/2004

 
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