The Foundations of EvolutionaryEconomics: 1890-1973
Edited by Geoffrey M. Hodgson

Table of Contents

Volume 1

Acknowledgements vii
Introduction  Geoffrey M. Hodgson ix
PART I  THE EMERGENCE OF ECONOMIC BIOLOGY IN THE NINETEENTH    CENTURY
Texts
1. Herbert Spencer (1898), 'What is Social Evolution?', Nineteenth Century, 259, Septmeber, 348-58 5
2. Alfred Marshall (1891), 'Industrial Organization', Principles of Economics, 2nd Edition, Volume I, Chapter VIII, London: Macmillan, 299-308, 755 16
3. John R. Commons (1897), 'Natural Selection, Social Selection, and Heredity', The Arena, 18, July, 90-97, reset 26
4. Alfred Marshall (1898), 'Distribution and Excahnge', Economic Journal, VIII (29), March, 37-59 32
Critical Commentaries
5. Geoffrey M. Hodgson (1993), 'The Mecca of Alfred Marshall', Economic Journal, 103 (2) March, 406-15 57
6. Michael Hutter (1994), 'Organism as a Metaphor in German Economic Thought', in Philip Mirowski (ed.), Natural Images in Economic Thought: 'Markets Read in Tooth and Claw', Chapter 11, Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2890321 67
7. Nicolai Juul Foss 91994), 'The Biological Analogy and the Theory of the Firm: Marshall and Monopolistic Compettion', Journal of Economic Issues, XXVIII (4), December, 1115-36 100
8. Antonello La Vergata (1995), 'Herbert Spencer: Biology, Sociology, And Cosmic Evolution', in Sabine Maasen, Everett Mendelsohn and Peter Weingart (eds), Biology as Society, Society as Biology: Metaphors, Boston: Kluwer, 193-229 122
PART II The 'Post-Darwinian' Economics of Thorstein Veblen
Texts
9. Thorstein Veblen (1898), 'Why is Economics Not an Evolutionary Science?', Quarterly Journal of Economics, XII, July, 373-97 163
10. Thorstein Veblen (1899), 'Indusrial Exemption and Conservatism', The Theory of the Leisure Class: An Economic Study in the Evolution of Institutions, Chapter VIII, New York: Macmillan, 188-211 188
Critical Commentaries
11. Forest G. Hill (1958), 'Veblen and Marx', in Douglas F. Dowd (ed.), Thorstein Veblen: A Critical Reapparisal, Chapter 8, Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 129-49, references 215
12. Idus Murphree (1959), 'Darwinism in Thorstein Velbeln's Economics', Social Research, 26 (3), Autumn, 311-24 237
13. Thomas Sowell (1967), 'The "Evolutionary" Economics of Thorstein Veblen', Oxford Economic Papers, 19 (2), July, 177-198 251
14. Stephen Edgell (1975), 'Thorstein Veblen's Theory of Evolutionary Change', American Journal of Economics and Sociology, 34 (3), July, 267-80 273
15. Malcolm Rutherford (1984), 'Thorstein Veblen and the Processes of Institutional Change', History of Political Economy, 16 (3), Fall, 331-48 287
16. Alan W. Dyer (1986), 'Veblen on Scientific Creativity: The Influence of Charles S. Pierce', Journal of Economic Issues, XX (1), March, 21-41 305
17. Geoffrey M. Hodgson (1992), 'Thorstein Veblen and Post-Darwinian Economics', Cambridge Journal of Economics, 16, 285-301 326
18. George Argyrous and Rajiv Sethi (1996), 'The Theory of Evoution and the Evolution of Theory: Veblen's Methodology in Contemporary Perspective', Cambridge Journal of Economics, 20, 475-95 343
Name Index 365

 

Volume 2

Acknowledgements vii
An Introduction by the editor to both volumes appears in Volume I
PART I THE DARK AGE OF EVOLUTIONISM: 1910-1940
Texts
1. J.A. Hobson (1914), 'The Creative Factor in Production', Chapter IV, 44-59, and 'The Social Will as an Economic Force', Chapter XX 301-9, in J.A. Hobson, Work and Wealth: A Human Valuation, London: Macmillan 5
2. J.M. Clark (1918), 'Economics and Modern Psychology. I', Journal of Political Economy, 26 (1), January, 1-30 30
3. Joseph A. Schumpeter ([12936] 1934), 'The Fundamental Phenomenon of Economic Development', The Theory of Economic Development: An Inquiry into Profits, Capital, Credit, Interest, and the Business Cycle, translated by Redvers Opie from the second German edition of 1926, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 57-94 60
4. Morris A. Copeland (1931), 'Economic Theory and the Natural Science Point of View', American Economic Review, XXI, 67-79 98
5. John R. Commons (1934), 'Conflict of Interests', Institutional Economics: Its Place in Political Economy, New York: Macmillan, 108-21 111
6. Abram L Harris (1934), 'Economic Evolution: Dialectical and Darwinian', Journal of Political Economy, XLII (1), February, 34-79 125
7. J.A. Hobson (1936), 'The Place of Economics in the Sciences', Veblen, Chapter II, London: Chapman and Hall, 23-52 171
Critical Commentaries
8. Jeff E. Biddle (1990), Purpose and Evolution in Commons's Institutionalism', History of Political Economy, 22 (1), 19-47 203
9. Sharon E. Kingsland (1994), 'Economics and Evolution: Alfred James Lotka and the Economy of Nature', in Philip Mirowski (ed.), Natural Images in Economic Thought: 'Markets Read in Tooth and Claw', Chapter 9, Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 231-46 232
PART II THE RE-EMERGENCE OF EVOLUTIONARY ECONOMICS AFTER 1945
Texts
10. Armen A. Alchian (1950), 'Uncertainty, Evolution, and Economic Theory', Journal of Political Economy, LVIII, 211-21 253
11. Edith Tilton Penrose (1952), 'Biological Analogies in the Theory of the Firm', American Economic Review, XLII (5), December, 804-19 264
12. Joseph A. Schumpeter (1954), 'Evoutionism', Part 3, Chapter 3, Section 4, 435-46, 'Biological Schools', Part 4 Chapter 3, Section 2 (c), 788-92, History of Economic Analysis, New York: Oxford University Press 280
13. Jack Downie (1958), 'The Theory of the Firm', The Competitive Process, Chapter II, London: Duckworth, 19-29 295
14. Sidney G. Winter, Jr. (1964), 'Economic "Natural Selection" and the Theory of the Firm', Yale Economic Essays, 4 (1), Spring, 225-72 306
15. Donald T. Campbell (1969), 'Variation and Selective Retention in Socio-Cultural Evolution', General Systems, XIV, 69-85 354
16. F.A. Hayek (1967), 'Notes on the Evolution of Systems of Rules of Conduct', Studies in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 66-81 371
17. Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen (1971), 'Introduction', The Entropy law and the Economic Process, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1-21 387
18. Richard R. Nelson and Sidney G. Winter (1973), 'Toward an Evolutionary Theory of Economic Capabilities', American Economic Review (Papers and Proceedings), LXIII (2), May, 440-49 408
Critical Commentaries
19. Lewis E. Hill (1989), 'Cultural Determinism or Emergent Evolution: An Analysis of the Controversy Between Clarence Ayres and David Miller', Journal of Economic Issues, XXIII (2), June, 465-71 421
20. Charles G. Leathers (1990), 'Veblen and Hayek on Instincts and Evolution', Journal of the History of Economic Thought, 12 (2), Fall, 162-78 428
21. Geoffrey M. Hodgson (1994), "Optimisation and Evolution: Winter's Critique of Friedman Revisted;, Cambridge Journal of Economics, 18, August, 413-30 445
Name Index 463

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