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The Relevance Of Evolutionary Science For Economic Theory And Policy

Date Added: Nov 2010
Format: PDF

This white paper emphasizes the relevance of evolutionary science as a way to integrate the SBE sciences, similar to the integration that is more advanced in the biological sciences. Modern evolutionary science is broadly construed to include cultural in addition to biological evolution and the study of neural and psychological mechanisms in addition to the environmental factors that brought the mechanisms into existence and result in the expression of specific behaviors. It provides an exceptionally useful set of theoretical and empirical tools for integrating the many disciplines in the biological and SBE sciences required to formulate economic theory and public policy for the 21st century.