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Economic Evolution and Revolution in Historical Time

Paul W. Rhode, Joshua L. Rosenbloom, and David F. Weiman


This book challenges the static, ahistorical models on which economics continues to rely. These models presume that markets operate on a “frictionless” plane where abstract forces play out independent of their institutional and spatial contexts, and of the influences of the past. In reality, at any point in time exogenous factors are themselves outcomes of complex historical processes, and are shaped by institutional and spatial contexts, which are “carriers of history,” including past economic dynamics and market outcomes. To examine the connections between gradual, evolutionary change and mo ... More

Keywords: economics, institutions, spatial structures, market processes, evolution, revolution, indigenous populations, New Deal, labor market, United States

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Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780804771856
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804771856.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul W. Rhode, editor

Joshua L. Rosenbloom, editor

David F. Weiman, editor

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