An evolutionary economics view on sustainability

  • Gillian Joanne Foster (Redner*in)

Aktivität: VortragWissenschaftlicher Vortrag (Science-to-Science)


Sustainability calls for a transformation to an economic system that is dramatically different from the current business as usual. This paper extends the existing literature on sustainability research from the perspective of evolutionary economics to include an explicit interpretation and application of evolutionary economics’ rule structure and the micro, meso, macro framework developed by Dopfer, Foster and Potts (2004). Sustainability’s maturation from mere ideas to become a meaningful rule for doing business is discussed using examples. The concepts of sustainable consumption and production, Degrowth and Steady State Economy are compared as prominent and competing variants of sustainability within this evolutionary economics framework.
Keywords: Sustainability ∙ Evolutionary economics theory ∙ Transition ∙ Micro meso macro ∙ Consumption
EreignistitelInternational Joseph Alois Schumpeter Society Conference 2014
VeranstaltungstypKeine Angaben