Economics, Evolution and the State: The Governance of Complexity

Economics, Evolution and the State: The Governance of Complexity

by Kurt Dopfer

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Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
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6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

1Heterogeneity and evolutionary change - concepts and measurement13
2Is the notion of progress compatible with an evolutionary view of the economy?43
3Reconciling evolutionary economics with liberalism58
4Historical economics and evolutionary economic policy - Coasean perspectives78
5The concept of network organisation - biotechnology-based industries as exemplar99
6Sociodynamics - an integrated approach to modelling in the social sciences120
7The concept of space in trade - some evolutionary basics140
8Economic policy - a process of communication168
9Why endogeneity is not enough to explain technological change - a critique of Paul Romer190
10Innovation and the learning policy maker - an evolutionary approach based on historical experience215
11The national German innovation system - its development in different governmental and territorial structures239
12Emergence and diffusion of disastrous innovations - a case study274
13Applying evolutionary economics to public policy - the example of competitive federalism in the EU296
14Can evolutionary economics make a billion $ difference for 60 per cent of the world's poor in Asia?325

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