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Title:How to generalize Darwinism suitably to help understand both the evolution and the development of economies PDF Logo
Authors:Pelikan, Pavel
Issue Date:2008
Series/Report no.:Papers on economics and evolution 0817
Abstract:This paper agrees that a suitably generalized Darwinism may help understand socioeconomic change, but finds the most publicized generalization by Hodgson and Knudsen unsuitable. To do better, it generalizes the extension of Neo-Darwinism into evolutionary developmental biology (evo-devo), which pays more attention to genomes-as-instructors than to genes-as-replicators, and to the entire process of instructed development than to fully developed organisms. The new generalization has clear connections to economics with a minimum guarantee of helpfulness: it generalizes both evo-devo and previously elaborated approaches that already helped understand specific issues of comparative economics, economic reforms, and transformation policies.
Subjects:evolution of instructions
instructed development of interactors
multilevel evolution and development
evolution of institutional rules
development of economies
JEL:A10
D02
K10
O10
P50
Z10
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Papers on Economics and Evolution, MPI für Ökonomik

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