Foundations of Economic Change

A Schumpeterian View on Behaviour, Interaction and Aggregate Outcomes

  • Andreas Pyka
  • Uwe Cantner

Part of the Economic Complexity and Evolution book series (ECAE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Foundations of Economic Change

  3. Aggregate Outcomes

  4. Behaviour

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 233-233
    2. Jacob Rubæk Holm, Esben Sloth Andersen, J. Stanley Metcalfe
      Pages 235-255
    3. Jorge Niosi
      Pages 269-282
    4. Guido Buenstorf
      Pages 283-297
    5. Daniel S. Hain, Roman Jurowetzki
      Pages 299-332
  5. Interaction

About this book


The book illustrates the considerable advances in modern evolutionary economics and addresses core questions of economic behaviour, interaction of heterogeneous actors in uncertain environments and the possibility of aggregating observations on a macro-economic level. It presents the foundations of economic change as the major building blocks of an economic approach that focusses on complex processes driven by endogenous innovation as well as crisis. The theoretical considerations are complemented by econometric studies to demonstrate the relevance of evolutionary-economic thinking to improve our understanding of the most challenging issues related to economic growth and development.


Economic dynamics Economic growth Schumpeterian approach Innovation Economic complexity Behaviour and interaction Heterogeneity Technological change Neo-Schumpeterian economics Entrepreneurship Evolutionary microeconomics and macroeconomics R&D

Editors and affiliations

  • Andreas Pyka
    • 1
  • Uwe Cantner
    • 2
  1. 1.University of HohenheimStuttgartGermany
  2. 2.Department of EconomicsFriedrich Schiller University JenaJenaGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-62008-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-62009-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2199-3173
  • Series Online ISSN 2199-3181
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