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Description - The Evolutionary Foundations of Economics by Kurt Dopfer

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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521691314
ISBN-10: 0521691311
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 24mm)
Pages: 592
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 20-Jul-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Kurt Dopfer

Kurt Dopfer is Professor of Economics and co-director of the Institute of Economics at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.

Books By Kurt Dopfer

Routledge Handbook of Behavioral Economics by Kurt Dopfer
Hardback, July 2016
Evolutionary Foundations of Economics by Kurt Dopfer
Hardback, May 2005