Evolutionary Economics - Bibliography

BookwormAdam Smith (1759) - 'The theory of Moral Sentiments'

Adam Smith (1776) -  'The Wealth of Nations'

Charles MacKay (1841) – 'Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds'.

John Stuart Mill (1859) – 'On Liberty'.

Walter Bagehot (1873) – 'Lombard Street'.

Joseph Schumpeter (1943) – 'Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy', George Allen and Unwin.

Charles Tiebout, (1956) – 'A Pure Theory of Local Expenditures', Journal of Political Economy.

J K Galbraith (1958) – 'The Affluent Society', Hamish Hamilton.

Thomas Kuhn (1962) – ‘The Structure of Scientific Revolutions', University of Chicago.

William McNeill (1963) – ‘The Rise of the West’, University of Chicago.

Abraham Maslow (1964) – 'Motivation and Personality', New York, Harper.

James Buchanan & Gordon Tullock (1965) – ‘The Calculus of Consent’, Ann Arbour.

John Hicks (1969) – ‘A Theory of Economic History’, Oxford University Press.

Peter Mathias (1969) – ‘The First Industrial Nation, an economic history of Britain 1700-1914’, Methuen.

Edward De Bono (1970) – ‘Lateral thinking, a textbook of creativity’, Penguin.

Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen (1971) – 'The Entropy Law and the Economic Process'. Harvard University Press.

Jacob Bronowski (1973) – ‘The Ascent of Man’. BBC.

Douglass North (1973) – ‘The Rise of the Western World’, Cambridge University Press.

Robert Nozick (1974) – ‘Anarchy, State & Utopia’, Basic Books.

Hyman Minsky (1975) – 'John Maynard Keynes', McGraw-Hill.

E O Wilson (1975) – 'Sociobiology, the new synthesis', Harvard University Press.

Gary Becker (1976) – 'The Economic Approach to Human Behaviour', University of Chicago.

Richard Dawkins (1976) – ‘The Selfish Gene’, Oxford University Press.

Christopher Hill (1980) – 'The Century of Revolution', Routledge.

Robert Nisbet (1980) – ‘History Of The Idea Of Progress’, Heinemann.

Peter  Thomas Bouer (2081) – 'Equality, the Third World, and Economic Delusion', Harvard University Press, 1981.

Richard Dawkins (1982) – ‘The Extended Phenotype’, Oxford University Press.

William McNeill (1982) – ‘The Pursuit of Power’, University of Chicago.

Robert Axelrod (1984) – ‘The Evolution of Co-operation’, Basic Books.

Fernand Braudel (1985) – 'Civilisation & Capitalism 15th-18th century', Fontana Press.

John A Hall (1985) – ‘Powers and Liberties’, Penguin.

Jane Jacobs (1985) – 'Cities and the Wealth of Nations: Principles of Economic Life', Random House.

Richard R Nelson & Sydney Winter (1985) - 'An Evolutionary Theory of Technical Change', Harvard University Press.

John Roberts (1985) – ‘The Triumph Of The West’, BBC.

Oliver Williamson (1985) – ‘The Economic Institutions of Capitalism’, Free Press.

Richard Dawkins (1986) – ‘The Blind Watchmaker’, Longman.

Nathan Rosenberg (1986) – ‘How the West Grew Rich’, I B Tauris.

Michael Wood (1986) – 'Domesday, a search for the roots of England', BBC.

James Gleick (1987) – 'Chaos, Making a New Science', Heinemann.

Stephen Hawking (1988) – 'A Brief History Of Time', Space Time Publications.

Frederick Hayek (1988) – ‘The Fatal Conceit’, Routledge.

John Briggs & David Peat (1989) – 'Turbulent Mirror', Harper & Row.

Norman Jones (1989) – 'God and the Money Lenders', Basil Blackwood.

Paul M Romer (1990) - 'Endogenous Technological Change, University of Chicago.

Alfred Chandler (1990) – ‘Scale & Scope, the Dynamics of Industrial Capitalism’, Belknap Harvard.

John Kay & Mervyn King (1990) – 'The British Tax System', Oxford University Press.

Michael L Rothschild (1990) – 'Bionomics, the Inevitability of Capitalism', Futura.

Christopher Kaiser (1991) – 'Creation and the History of Science', Eerdmans.

Clem Sunter (1992) – ‘The New Century, Quest for the High Road’, Human & Rousseau.

Michael Wood (1992) – ‘In Search of the First Civilisations’, BBC Books.

Charles Adams (1993) – ‘For Good and Evil, the Impact of Taxes on the Course of Civilisation’, Madison.

Stuart Kauffman (1993) – ‘The Origins of Order’, Oxford University Press.

Roger Lewin (1993) – 'Complexity', Macmillan.

Carl Sagan (1993) – ‘Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors, a search for who we are', Arrow Books.

Richard Maidment (1994) – ‘The United States in the 20th Century, Democracy’, Hodder & Stoughton.

Nathan Rosenberg (1994) – 'Exploring the Black Box', Cambridge University Press, 1994.

Gary Cziko (1995) - 'Without Miracles', MIT Press.

Daniel Dennett (1995) – ‘Darwin’s Dangerous Idea’, Touchstone.

Frank Field (1995) – 'Making Welfare Work', Institute of Community Studies.

Kevin Kelly (1995) – ‘Out of Control’, Fourth Estate, London.

Frank Field (1996) - 'Stakeholder Welfare', IEA.

Peter Bernstein (1996) – 'Against the Gods, the remarkable story of risk'', John Wiley.

Epstein and Axtell (1996) – ‘Growing Artificial Societies’, MIT Press.

Francis Fukuyama (1996) 'Trust, the Social Virtues and the Creation of Prosperity', Free Press.

Maureen Mackintosh et al (1996) – 'Economics and Changing Economies', Open University.

Matt Ridley (1996) – ‘The Origins of Virtue’, Penguin Books.

Manuel De Landa (1997) - '1000 Years of Non-Linear History'. Zone, New York.

David Held (1997) – ‘Models of Democracy’, Polity Press.

Anthony McGrew (1997) – ‘Transformation of Democracy’, Polity Press.

David Potter (1997) – ‘Democratisation’, Polity Press.

Jared Diamond (1998) - 'Guns, Germs and Steel', Vintage.

David Landes (1998) – ‘The Wealth and Poverty of Nations: why some are so rich & some so poor’, Little Brown.

Stanley Metcalfe (1998) – 'Evolutionary Economics and Creative Destruction', Routledge.

Edward O Wilson (1998) – ‘Consilience’, Little Brown.

Susan Blackmore (1999) – ‘The Meme Machine', Oxford University.

Peter Singer (1999) - 'Darwinian Left', Yale University Press.

Ashok Ganguly (1999) - 'Business-Driven Research & Development: Managing Knowledge to Create Wealth', Macmillan Press.

Maxine Berg, Christopher Cullen, Alan Macfarlane, Joel  Mokyr & Simon Schaffer (2000) – ‘The Day the World Took Off’, Channel 4.

Hernando De Soto (2000) – ‘The Mystery of Capital, why capitalism triumphs in the West and fails everywhere else’, Bantam Press.

Peter Jay (2000) – ‘The Road to Riches’, Weidenfeld & Nicolson.

Jason Potts (2000) – ‘The New Evolutionary Economics’, Edward Elgar.

Victor Davis Hanson (2001) ‘Why the West Has Won’, Faber & Faber.

Philip J Streatfield (2001) – 'The Paradox of Control in Organisations', Routledge.

Robert Wright (2001) - 'Nonzero: The Logic of Human Destiny'.

William J Baumol (2002) – ‘The Free Market Innovation Machine, analysing the growth miracle of Capitalism’, Princeton University Press.

John McMillan (2002) – ‘Reinventing the Bazaar, a Natural History of Markets’, W W Norton.

Harold Morowitz (2002) – ‘The Emergence of Everything’, Oxford University Press.

Steven Pinker (2002) – ‘The Blank Slate’, Penguin.

Paul H Rubin (2002) – 'Darwinian Politics', Rutgers University Press.

Peter Corning (2003) – 'Nature's Magic', Cambridge University Press.

Daniel Dennett (2003) – ‘Freedom Evolves’, Penguin.

John Laurent (2003) – ‘Evolutionary Economics and Human Nature’, Edward Elgar.

Ann Lyon (2003) – 'Constitutional History of the United Kingdom', Cavendish Publishing.

Richard  Posner (2003)  – ' Law Pragmatism and Democracy', Harvard University Press.

Matt Ridley (2003) – 'The Agile Gene', Harper Collins.

Ian Shapiro (2003) – 'The State of Democratic Theory', Princeton University Press.

Jenny Uglow (2003) - 'The Lunar Men: The Friends Who Made the Future 1730-1810',  .

Danny Danzinger & John Gillingham (2003) - '1215: the year of Magna Carta', Hodder & Stoughton.

Richard Dawkins (2004) – 'The Ancestor's Tale', Weidenfeld & Nicholson.

Robin Dunbar (2004) – 'The Human Story', Faber & Faber.

Gerald M Edelman (2004) – 'Wider than the Sky, a revolutionary view of consciousness', Penguin Books.

Gertrude Himmelfarb (2004) – ‘The Roads to Modernity’, Vintage Books.

William W Lewis (2004) – 'The Power of Productivity', University of Chicago Press.

Paul Seabright (2004) – 'The Company of Strangers', Princeton University Press.

Niall Shanks (2004) – 'God the Devil and Darwin', Oxford University Press.

Martin Wolf (2004) – 'Why Globalisation Works', Yale University Press.

Kurt Dopfer (2005) – 'The Evolutionary Foundations of Economics', Cambridge University Press.

Michael Goodhart (2005) – 'Democracy as Human Rights', Routledge.

Allan C Hutchinson (2005) – ‘Evolution and the Common Law’, Cambridge University Press.

Douglass North (2005) – 'Understanding the Process of Economic Change', Princeton University Press.

Peter Richerson & Robert Boyd (2005) – ‘Not by Genes Alone', University of Chicago Press.

Nava Ashraf, Colin F Camerer & George Loewenstein (2005) - 'Adam Smith, Behavioral Economist', Journal of Economic Perspectives.

Paolo Di Martino (2005) - 'The Historical Evolution of Bankruptcy Law in England, the US and Italy up to 1939: Determinants of Institutional Change and Structural Differences', University of Manchester.

Eva Jablonka (2006) – ‘Evolution in Four Dimensions’, MIT Press

David Warsh (2006) – 'Knowledge and the Wealth of Nations', W W Norton.

Peter Atkins (2007) – ‘Four Laws that Drive the Universe’, Oxford University Press.

Eric Beinhocker (2007) – ‘The Origin of Wealth’, Random House.

Walter Russell Mead (2007) – ‘God & Gold’, Atlantic Books.

Steven Pinker (2007) – ‘The Stuff of Thought’, Penguin.

William Bernstein (2007) - 'A Splendid Exchange: How Trade Shaped the World',  Atlantic Books.

Steve Jones (2008) - 'Darwin's Island', Little Brown.

Ram Charan & A G Lafley (2008) – ‘The Game Changer’, Profile Books.

Daniel Lord Smail (2008) – ‘On Deep History and the Brain', University of California Press.  

Vaclav Smil (2008) – ‘Energy in Nature and Society’, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Ben Wubs (2008) - 'Unilever’s Struggle for Control: An Anglo-Dutch Multinational under German Occupation', Routledge.

Richard Dawkins (2009) – 'The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution', Bantam Press.

Robert Wright (2009) - 'The Evolution of God', Little Brown & Co.

Carmen M Reinhart, Kenneth Rogoff (2009) - 'This Time Is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly', Princeton University Press.

Geoffrey Hodgson & Thorbjorn Knudsen (2010) - 'Darwin's Conjecture: The Search for General Principles of Social and Economic Evolution' , University of Chicago Press.

John Searle (2010) - 'Making the Social World: The Structure of Human Civilization', Oxford University Press.

Nicholas Phillipson (2011) - 'Adam Smith: An Enlightened Life', Penguin.

Peter Singer (2011) - 'The Expanding Circle', Princeton University.

Philip Coggan (2011) - 'Paper Promises: Money Debt & World Order', Allen Lane.

Daniel Kahneman (2011) - 'Thinking Fast and Slow', Allen Lane.

Steven Pinker (2011) - 'The Better Angels of Our Nature: A History of Violence and Humanity', Viking.

Thomas Sedlacek (2011) - 'The Economics of Good and Evil: The Quest for Economic Meaning, from Gilgamesh to Wall Street', Oxford University. 

Jörg Guido Hülsmann (2011) - 'The Ethics of Money Production', von Mises Institute.

Sam Harris (2011) - 'The Moral Landscape: How Science Can Determine Human Values', Random House.

Nassim Nicholas Taleb (2012) - 'Antifragile: Things That Gain From Disorder', Random House.

Mark Pagel (2012) - 'Wired for Culture: The Natural History of Human Cooperation', Penguin.

Ilya Somin (2012) - 'Foot Voting, Federalism & Political Freedom', George Mason University School of Law. 

Geoffrey M Hodgson (2012) - 'From Pleasure Machines to Moral Communities: An Evolutionary Economics without Homo Economicus', University of Chicago Press.

Daron Acemoglu, James A Robinson (2012) - 'Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity and Poverty', Random House.

Edmund Phelps (2013) - 'Mass Flourishing: How Grassroots Innovation Created Jobs, Challenge, and Change', Princeton University Press.

Herbert Gintis & Samuel Bowles (2013) - 'A Cooperative Species: Human Reciprocity and Its Evolution', Princeton University.

Richard Epstein (2014) - 'The Classical Liberal Constitution: the uncertain quest for limited government', Harvard University Press.

Tom Burgis (2015) - 'The Looting Machine', William Collins.

Sarah Chayes (2015) - 'Thieves of State', W W Norton.

César Hidalgo (2015) - 'Why Information Grows: The Evolution of Order, from Atoms to Economies', Allen Lane.

David Eagleman (2015) - 'The Brain: the story of you,' Canongate Books.

David Wooton (2015) - 'The Invention of Science: A New History of the Scientific Revolution', Allen Lane.

Mervyn King (2016) - 'The End of Alchemy: Money, Banking & the Future of the Global Economy', Little Brown.

Daniel Dennett (2017) - 'From Bacteria to Bach and Back - the Evolution of Minds', Allen Lane.


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