Theorie und Empirie aus evolutionsökonomischer Sicht Theory and Empirical Facts in the Perspective of Evolutionary Economics
According to Colander, modern economics is economics of the model. Models have to be testable, in order to get a "theory with measurement". This procedure was recently criticized vehemently by Blaug maintaining that there is only little empirical progress in the economics of today. He makes the case for evolutionary economics because the latter is considering especially entrepreneurship and innovations, topics which are neglected by economists constructing and testing models. The reason for this is, as G.M. Hodgson tells us: "By its nature, novelty defies the boundary of formalism." Evolutionary economics stressing competition and market processes focuses on innovations and institutions, but its method - because of the involved complex relations - is not confined to simple testable models. This raises the question how theory is confronted with empirical facts in evolutionary economics. Taking into consideration that evolutionary economics has a preference for "pattern predictions" in the sense of von Hayek the author pleads for a plurality of empirical methods. The important role of the search for "invariant factors" in this context is analyzed, too.
If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to look for a different version under "Related research" (further below) or search for a different version of it.
Volume (Year): 224 (2004)
Issue (Month): 1-2 (February)
|Contact details of provider:|| Postal: Licher Straße 74, 35394 Gießen|
Phone: +49 (0)641 99 22 001
Fax: +49 (0)641 99 22 009
Web page: http://wiwi.uni-giessen.de/home/oekonometrie/Jahrbuecher/
More information through EDIRC
References listed on IDEAS
Please report citation or reference errors to , or , if you are the registered author of the cited work, log in to your RePEc Author Service profile, click on "citations" and make appropriate adjustments.:
- Koch, Lambert, 1996. "Evolutorische Wirtschaftspolitik," Untersuchungen zur Ordnungstheorie und Ordnungspolitik, Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen;Walter Eucken Institut, Freiburg, Germany, edition 1, volume 33, number urn:isbn:9783161465550, June.
- Gerhard Wegner, 1997. "Economic Policy From an Evolutionary Perspective: A New Approach," Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics (JITE), Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen, vol. 153(3), pages 485-, September.
- Gort, Michael & Klepper, Steven, 1982. "Time Paths in the Diffusion of Product Innovations," Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 92(367), pages 630-53, September.
- David Colander, 2002.
"The Death of Neoclassical Economics,"
Middlebury College Working Paper Series
0237, Middlebury College, Department of Economics.
When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:jns:jbstat:v:224:y:2004:i:1-2:p:1-16. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Peter Winker)
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.