Economics, Evolution and the State: The Governance of Complexity

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781845424381
  • Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/1/2006
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 Heterogeneity and evolutionary change - concepts and measurement 13
2 Is the notion of progress compatible with an evolutionary view of the economy? 43
3 Reconciling evolutionary economics with liberalism 58
4 Historical economics and evolutionary economic policy - Coasean perspectives 78
5 The concept of network organisation - biotechnology-based industries as exemplar 99
6 Sociodynamics - an integrated approach to modelling in the social sciences 120
7 The concept of space in trade - some evolutionary basics 140
8 Economic policy - a process of communication 168
9 Why endogeneity is not enough to explain technological change - a critique of Paul Romer 190
10 Innovation and the learning policy maker - an evolutionary approach based on historical experience 215
11 The national German innovation system - its development in different governmental and territorial structures 239
12 Emergence and diffusion of disastrous innovations - a case study 274
13 Applying evolutionary economics to public policy - the example of competitive federalism in the EU 296
14 Can evolutionary economics make a billion $ difference for 60 per cent of the world's poor in Asia? 325
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