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dc.contributor.authorSilva, Sandra Tavaresen_US
dc.contributor.authorTeixeira, Aurora A. C.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-03-06en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-05-14T11:16:32Z-
dc.date.available2010-05-14T11:16:32Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/31824-
dc.description.abstractIn the last two decades there has been a noticeable increase in published research in evolutionary economics. The idea that formal modelling is a sine qua non condition for establishing a rigours and coherence scientific frame, has led to an over concern with formalization issues among evolutionary researchers. The general perception is that formalization lags behind the appreciative work. Notwithstanding, this general reading has not yet been supported by real data analysis. This work presents a comprehensive survey on evolutionary economics, intending at exploring the main research paths and contributions of this theorizing framework using bibliometric methods. This documentation effort is based on an extensive review of the abstracts from articles published in all economic journals gathered from the Econlit database over the past fifty years. Evolutionary contributions apparently have not converged to an integrated approach. In the present paper, we document the more important paths emergent in this field. Before 1990, the importance of published evolutionary related research is almost negligible - more than 90% of total papers were published after that date. Our results further show two rather extreme main research strands: ‘History of Economic Thought and Methodology’ and ‘Games’. Moreover, formal approaches have a reasonable and increasing share of published papers between 1969 and 2005. In contrast, purely empirical-related works are relatively scarce, involving a meagre and stagnant percentage of published works. This recalls for a need to redirect the evolutionary research agenda.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMax-Planck-Inst. für Ökonomik Jenaen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesPapers on economics and evolution 0624en_US
dc.subject.jelB52en_US
dc.subject.jelB41en_US
dc.subject.jelC89en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordevolutionaryen_US
dc.subject.keywordmethodologyen_US
dc.subject.keywordbibliometryen_US
dc.subject.keywordEconliten_US
dc.titleOn the divergence of research paths in evolutionary economics: a comprehensive bibliometric accounten_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn52535722Xen_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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