On economics and evolutionary theory (wonky)

On my train ride to the office this morning, I saw this article by David Sloan Wilson, which is an update of Paul Krugman’s 1996 use of evolutionary biology to improve the methodology of economics. David Sloan Wilson’s post is an update on the developments in theory of evolution since then and their impact on Krugman’s assessment of how economics is, and should be, done. I highly recommend the Wilson article to anyone interested. In addition to being highly informative and well written, it has a good collection of citations worth following up.

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