The Evolution of Institutional Economics / Edition 1

The Evolution of Institutional Economics / Edition 1

by Geoffrey M Hodgson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415322537

ISBN-13: 9780415322539

Pub. Date: 04/16/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This exciting new book from Geoffrey Hodgson is eagerly awaited by social scientists from many different backgrounds. This book charts the rise, fall and renewal of institutional economics in the critical, analytical and readable style that Hodgson's fans have come to know and love, and that a new generation of readers will surely come to appreciate.

Overview

This exciting new book from Geoffrey Hodgson is eagerly awaited by social scientists from many different backgrounds. This book charts the rise, fall and renewal of institutional economics in the critical, analytical and readable style that Hodgson's fans have come to know and love, and that a new generation of readers will surely come to appreciate.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415322539
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/16/2004
Series:
Economics as Social Theory Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
560
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.14(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrationsxiii
Prefacexiv
Acknowledgementsxx
Dramatis personae principesxxii
Part IIntroduction1
1Nature and scope3
2Agency and structure12
3Objections and explanations41
Part IIDarwinism and the Victorian social sciences67
4Charles Darwin, Herbert Spencer and the human species69
5Precursors of emergence and multiple-level evolution99
Part IIIVeblenian institutionalism123
6The beginnings of Veblenian institutionalism125
7The Darwinian mind of Thorstein Veblen143
8Veblen's evolutionary institutionalism176
9The instinct of workmanship and the pecuniary culture195
10A wrong turning: science and the machine process206
11Missed connections: creative synthesis and emergent evolution225
12The launch of institutional economics and the loss of its Veblenian ballast248
Part IVInstitutionalism into the wilderness283
13John R. Commons and the tangled jungle285
14Wesley Mitchell and the triumph of macroeconomics309
15The maverick institutionalism of Frank Knight322
16The evolution of Clarence Ayres345
17The Ayresian dichotomies: Ayres versus Veblen355
18The decline of institutional economics379
Part VBeginning the reconstruction of institutional economics399
19The potential revival of Veblenian institutionalism401
20On individuals and institutions419
21Conclusion and beginning447
Bibliography453
Index520

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