Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/107200
Authors: 
Cordes, Christian
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
Papers on Economics and Evolution 1402
Abstract: 
There are several ways to incorporate evolutionary concepts into economic thinking. This article reviews the most important transfers of this kind into evolutionary economics. It broadly differentiates between approaches that draw on an analogy construction to the biological sphere, those that make metaphorical use of Darwinian ideas, and avenues that are based on the fact that other forms of - cultural - evolution rest upon foundations laid before by natural selection. It is shown that an evolutionary approach within economics informed by insights from cognitive science, evolutionary biology, and anthropology contributes to more realistic models of human behavior in economic contexts.
Subjects: 
evolutionary economics
human behavior
biological evolution
cultural evolution
generalized Darwinism
continuity hypothesis
Neo-Schumpeterians
American Institutionalism
competition
JEL: 
B15
B25
B52
D03
Z1
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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