Evolution and Complexity in Economics Revisited
AbstractThe paper discusses recent trends in the sister sciences of evolutionary economics and complexity economics. It suggests that a unifying approach that marries the two strands is needed when reconstructing economics as a science capable of tackling the two key questions of the discipline: complex economic structure and evolutionary economic change. Physics, biology and the cultural sciences are investigated in terms of their usefulness as both paradigmatic orientation and as toolbox. The microâ€“mesoâ€“macro architecture delineated puts meso centre stage, highlighting its significance as structure component and as process component alike, thereby allowing us to handle the key issues of structure and change.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Philipps University Marburg, Department of Geography in its series Papers on Economics and Evolution with number 2011-02.
Date of creation: Feb 2011
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Length 39 pages;
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2011-03-05 (All new papers)
- NEP-EVO-2011-03-05 (Evolutionary Economics)
- NEP-HME-2011-03-05 (Heterodox Microeconomics)
- NEP-HPE-2011-03-05 (History & Philosophy of Economics)
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