Why evolutionary realism underpins evolutionary economic analysis and theory

Potts, Jason D. & Dopfer, Kurt (2010) Why evolutionary realism underpins evolutionary economic analysis and theory. Journal of Institutional Economics, 6(3), pp. 401-413.

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This paper offers a reply to Jochen Runde's critical appraisal of the ontological framework underpinning Dopfer and Potts's (2008) General Theory of Economic Evolution. We argue that Runde's comprehensive critique contains several of what we perceive to be misunderstandings in relation to the key concepts of ‘generic’ and ‘meso’ that we seek here to unpack and redress.

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ID Code: 45948
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: ontological framework, General Theory of Economic Evolution, generic, meso
DOI: 10.1017/S1744137410000093
ISSN: 1744-1374
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ECONOMICS (140000) > OTHER ECONOMICS (149900)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Deposited On: 12 Sep 2011 23:35
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 14:36

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