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Consumption,preferences and the evolutionary agenda

J. Stan Metcalfe

Consumption,preferences and the evolutionary agenda

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Published by Centre for Research on Innovation and Competition in Manchester .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Dated October 1998.

StatementProfessor J Stan Metcalfe.
SeriesCRIC discussion papers -- no. 20
ContributionsUniversity of Manchester. Centre for Research on Innovation and Competition.
The Physical Object
Pagination28p. ;
Number of Pages28
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17500062M

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I begin with a brief discussion of evolutionary disciplines that served as precursors to EP (e.g., ethology and behavioral ecology) followed by a short primer on key tenets of EP including the distinction between proximate and ultimate explanations.

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In this work we. Schumpeterian agenda requires a theory which treats in a realistic way how consumers respond to new goods and services. The purpose of this essay is to map out a broad alternative to the neoclassical theory of consumer behavior.

Keywords Household consumption behaviour Demand and innovation Evolutionary economics JEL Classification D Lesson 2. Preferences and Utility 5 x 1 y 2 Good 2 y Good 1 x 2 Fig. Y X Indifference Curve Caption for Fig.

At bundle X, the consumer is consuming x1 units of good 1 and x2 units of good 2. Similarly at bundle Y, she is consuming y1 units of good 1 and y2 units of good 2.

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