Evolutionary economic thought : European contributions and concepts

1. Evolutionary economic thought : European contributions and concepts -- 2. Growth or development : the concept of the historically writing economist -- 3. Some evolutionary features in John Hobson's economic analysis -- 4. Karl Marx - an evolutionary social scientist? -- 5. W. Sombart's...

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Main Author: Backhaus, Jürgen G.
Corporate Author: Edward Elgar Publishing
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Northhampton, Mass Edward Elgar Pub 2003
Series:New Horizons in institutional and evolutionary economics
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Summary:1. Evolutionary economic thought : European contributions and concepts -- 2. Growth or development : the concept of the historically writing economist -- 3. Some evolutionary features in John Hobson's economic analysis -- 4. Karl Marx - an evolutionary social scientist? -- 5. W. Sombart's system approach and evolutionary economics : a comparison -- 6. Reconstructing the early history of path-dependence theory -- 7. Adolph Wagner's contributions to public health economics -- 8. The evolution of the economic principle and motive towards a creative Homo Agens -- 9. Gustav Schmoller : an evolutionary economist -- 10. Austrian economics and 'the other canon' : the Austrians between the activist-idealistic and the passivistic-materialistic traditions of economics
Evolutionary Economic Thought explores the theoretical roots of the evolutionary approach, and in so doing, demonstrates how it fits squarely into the theoretical mainstream. Focusing on the institutions of evolutionary change and the processes - such as competition - that generate change, this book takes account of important European contributions to the discipline, hitherto overshadowed by the American paradigm. As such, the book serves to broaden the current discourse. Whilst evolutionary economics itself is a well-researched and widely documented field, this book will be credited with establishing a history of evolutionary economic thought
Physical Description:ix, 217 p ill
ISBN:1840646780
9781840646788
9781781952887