Drawing on the middle chapters from the first edition of J. Barkley Rosser's seminal work, From Catastrophe to Chaos, this book presents an unusual perspective on economics and economic analysis. Current economic theory largely depends upon assuming that the world is fundamentally continuous. However, an increasing amount of economic research has been done using approaches that allow for discontinuities such as catastrophe theory, chaos theory, synergetics, and fractal geometry. The spread of such approaches across a variety of disciplines of thought has constituted a virtual intellectual revolution in recent years. This book reviews the applications of these approaches in various subdisciplines of economics and draws upon past economic thinkers to develop an integrated view of economics as a whole from the perspective of inherent discontinuity.Book Review of Paul Krugmana#39;s Development, Geography, and Economic Theory. Journal ... London: Routledge, 184a197. Rosser ... aInstitutional Evolution of Environmental Management under Economic Growth. ... aA Vector Autoregressive Model of Saudi Arabian Inflation.a Journal of Economics and Business 47, 79a90.
|Title||:||Complex Evolutionary Dynamics in Urban-Regional and Ecologic-Economic Systems|
|Author||:||J. Barkley Rosser|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2011-06-22|