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Interdisciplinarity in the Work of Nicholas Georgescu – Roegen


  • Cristian Sima
  • Gheorghe Marinescu

    () ("Dimitrie Cantemir" Christian University)


Georgescu-Roegen’s works, characterized by an interdisciplinarity less common in scientific literature, is a permanent source of ideas not only for economists but also for ecologists, biologists, philosophers, physicists, energy specialists, statisticians. Some of these professions consider him to belong to those communities and use these ideas as arguments in various debates. For example, economists consider, with good reason, that Georgescu-Roegen caused a real scientific revolution in economics, laying the foundation of a new discipline–bioeconomics. Ecologists, the strongest supporters of Georgescu-Roegen’s ideas, believe that ecology, as a new discipline, is based on his works published since 1966.

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  • Cristian Sima & Gheorghe Marinescu, 2013. "Interdisciplinarity in the Work of Nicholas Georgescu – Roegen," Knowledge Horizons - Economics, Faculty of Finance, Banking and Accountancy Bucharest,"Dimitrie Cantemir" Christian University Bucharest, vol. 5(3), pages 135-138, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:khe:journl:v:5:y:2013:i:3:p:135-138

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    1. Walz, Uwe & Wellisch, Dietmar, 1997. "Is free trade in the interest of exporting countries when there is ecological dumping?," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 66(2), pages 275-291, November.
    2. Rauscher, Michael, 2001. "International trade, foreign investment, and the environment," Thuenen-Series of Applied Economic Theory 29, University of Rostock, Institute of Economics.
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    Economic process; bioeconomics; entropy; mineral resources; energy;

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    • A12 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Relation of Economics to Other Disciplines
    • B19 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - History of Economic Thought through 1925 - - - Other


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