Four essays on economic evolution: an introduction
This essay is in two parts. The first considers the evolution of evolutionary economics from 1982 to 2012. While enormous advances are acknowledged, it is argued that the field is in danger of fragmentation and that there has been relatively little development in its over-arching theoretical framework since Nelson and Winter (1982). This sets the scene for a 2011 workshop and four of the papers presented at the event. In the second part, each paper is outlined in turn, both in terms of its specific contribution and any light it may shine on the problems raised in the first part. Copyright Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014
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Volume (Year): 24 (2014)
Issue (Month): 1 (January)
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