Nelson, Richard and Consoli, Davide (2010): An Evolutionary Theory of Household Consumption Behavior. Forthcoming in: Journal of Evolutionary Economics
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Evolutionary economics badly needs a behavioral theory of household consumption behavior, but to date only limited progress has been made on that front. Partly because Schumpeter's own writings were focused there, and partly because this has been the focus of most of the more recent empirical work on technological change, modern evolutionary economists have focused on the "supply side". However, because a significant portion of the innovation going on in capitalist countries has been in the form of new consumer goods and services, it should be obvious that dealing coherently with the 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.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||An Evolutionary Theory of Household Consumption Behavior|
|Keywords:||Household Consumption Behaviour; Evolutionary Economics|
|Subjects:||D - Microeconomics > D1 - Household Behavior and Family Economics > D11 - Consumer Economics: Theory
O - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth > O3 - Innovation ; Research and Development ; Technological Change ; Intellectual Property Rights > O33 - Technological Change: Choices and Consequences ; Diffusion Processes
D - Microeconomics > D8 - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty > D83 - Search ; Learning ; Information and Knowledge ; Communication ; Belief ; Unawareness
|Depositing User:||Davide Consoli|
|Date Deposited:||24. Jan 2010 19:08|
|Last Modified:||14. Feb 2013 02:53|
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