Carsten Herrmann-Pillath

Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies

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“  I am currently working on the relationship between energy and information in economic growth, as a building block of a comprehensive approach to the technosphere as human extension of the biosphere. I could use some input on basic theory of energy and information, as applied on modern ICT and its role in organizing the economy.  ”

Scholarly Papers (96)

1.

Social Capital and Networks: A Proposal for Conceptual Integration

Number of pages: 34 Posted: 04 Dec 2006
Carsten Herrmann-Pillath
Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies
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social capital, networks, triads, club goods, positive externalities and cognition

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China's Path-Dependent Transition: Culture Mediating between Market and Socialism

MARKET AND SOCIALISM IN THE LIGHT OF THE EXPERIENCES OF CHINA AND VIETNAM, INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE, Vol. 146, pp. 110-134, Janos Kornai and Qian Yingyi, ed., London: Palgrave
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 11 Dec 2006 Last Revised: 13 Nov 2011
Carsten Herrmann-Pillath
Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies
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path-dependence, culture, property rights in economic transition, gradualism (all China)

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Social Capital, Chinese Style: Individualism, Relational Collectivism and the Cultural Embeddedness of the Institutions-Performance Link

The China Economic Journal, Vol. 2, No. 3, pp. 325 - 350, 2009
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 04 Oct 2009 Last Revised: 25 Jul 2010
Carsten Herrmann-Pillath
Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies
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Social capital, China, guanxi, collectivism and individualism, culture and emotions

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Adam Smith and Confucius: A Tour D'Horizon Towards a Transcultural Foundation of Institutions

Fudan Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Vol. 3, No. 3, pp. 91-126, 2010
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 28 Feb 2007 Last Revised: 13 Nov 2011
Carsten Herrmann-Pillath
Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies
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Adam Smith, Theory of Moral Sentiments, behavioral and experimental economics, institutional convergence in the global economy, cultural embeddedness of economics, Confucianism

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The Evolution of Regional Disparities in China, 1993-2003: A Multi-Level Decomposition Analysis

Number of pages: 42 Posted: 04 Dec 2006
Carsten Herrmann-Pillath, Sheng Zhaohan, Jiangu Du, Tiaojun Xiao, Kai Li and Jiancheng Pan
Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies, Nanjing University - School of Management Science and Engineering, Nanjing University - School of Management Science and Engineering, Nanjing University, State Information Center, State Council of PRC and National Bureau of Statistics of PRC
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Regional economic development, China, decomposition analysis, inter- and intraregional inequality

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Evolutionary Rationality, 'Homo Economicus', and the Foundations of Social Order

Journal of Social and Evolutionary Systems, Vol. 17, Vol. 1, pp. 41-70, 1994
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 11 Dec 2006
Carsten Herrmann-Pillath
Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies
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paradoxes and anomalies in game experiments, Hayeks's theory of group selection, power and utility, evolutionary accounts of human behavior, social affectivity and social order, power in society

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The Brain, its Sensory Order, and the Evolutionary Concept of Mind: On Hayek's Contribution to Evolutionary Epistemology

Journal for Social and Biological Structures, Vol. 15, No. 2, pp. 145-187, 1992
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 10 Dec 2006
Carsten Herrmann-Pillath
Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies
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Sensory Order, Hayek versus Popper, non-falsificationist theory evolution, naturalization of structuralist theory of science, probabilities and propensities

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Hegel’s 'Objective Spirit' and its Contemporary Relevance for the Philosophy of Economics

Higher School of Economics Research Paper No. WP BRP 05/HUM/2012
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 10 May 2012
Ivan Boldyrev and Carsten Herrmann-Pillath
National Research University Higher School of Economics and Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies
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Hegel, performativity, extended mind, recognition, institutional economics, preferences

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An Evolutionary Approach to Endogenous Political Constraints on Transition in China

Number of pages: 17 Posted: 30 Nov 2006
Carsten Herrmann-Pillath
Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies
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Transition in China, evolutionary political economy, strategic groups, cognitive models, political entrepreneurship, case studies on transition

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Diversity: Managing the Open Corporation

Number of pages: 17 Posted: 23 Dec 2006
Carsten Herrmann-Pillath
Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies
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diversity management, Karl Popper, open vs. closed corporation, network management, entrepreneurship, multiple career manegement, stakeholder management, applied evolutionary epistemology

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How to Research Complex Systems: A Methodologial Comparison of 'Ordo-Liberalism' and 'Regulation Theory'

INSTITUTIONAL ECONOMICS IN FRANCE AND GERMANY, REIHE ECONOMICS AND PHILOSOPHY, A. Labrousse, J. D. Weisz, pp. 272-301, Springer, 2000
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 11 Dec 2006
Carsten Herrmann-Pillath
Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies
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regulation theory, theory of order, complex systems, adaptive efficiency, institutional change, taxonomy of economic systems

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On the Ontological Foundations of Evolutionary Economics

EVOLUTIONARY ECONOMICS - PROGRAM AND SCOPE, Kurt Dopfer, eds., pp. 89-139, Boston/Dordrecht/London: Kluwer A-cademic Publishers, 2001
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 21 Dec 2006
Carsten Herrmann-Pillath
Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies
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ontology of economics, bimodal ontology, open systems, theory of mind, phenomenological laws and history, energy and information

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A ‘Third Culture’ in Economics? An Essay on Smith, Confucius and the Rise of China

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 11 Feb 2011
Carsten Herrmann-Pillath
Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies
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Confucianism, Adam Smith, physiocracy, collectivism and individualism, social relations in China, morality, economy of Imperial China

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Neuroeconomics, Naturalism, and Language

Number of pages: 31 Posted: 12 Dec 2007 Last Revised: 17 Jun 2008
Carsten Herrmann-Pillath
Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies
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naturalism, neuroeconomics, individual identity, language and economics, naturalistic theory of social interaction

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China's Transition to the Market: A Paradox of Transformation and its Institutionalist Solution

THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF TRANSFORMATION, H. J. Wagener, ed., pp. 209-241, Physica, 1994
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 11 Dec 2006
Carsten Herrmann-Pillath
Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies
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China transition to market economy, political entrepreneurship, regional property rights, involution

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The Naturalistic Turn in Economics

Number of pages: 16 Posted: 07 Aug 2007
Carsten Herrmann-Pillath
Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies
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naturalism, causation in economics, neuroeconomics, behavioral economics, realism, social ontology, co-evolution

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The Concept of Information and the Problem of Holism Vs. Atomism in Biological and Economic Uses of Universal Darwinism

Number of pages: 23 Posted: 26 Aug 2007
Carsten Herrmann-Pillath
Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies
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Neo-Darwinism in economics, replicator/interactor, developmental systems, macroevolution, parity thesis in information theory, routines as genes, economic taxonomy

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International Market Access Rights: Introducing a - New - Institutional Economics Approach to International Trade Policy

Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 30 Nov 2006
Carsten Herrmann-Pillath
Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies
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International economic organization, regulation of market access, WTO as a market for market access rights, power balances among nations

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A Darwinian Framework for the Economic Analysis of Institutional Change in History

Journal of Social and Biological Structures, Vol. 14, No. 2, pp. 127-148, 1991
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 11 Dec 2006
Carsten Herrmann-Pillath
Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies
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Northian theory of institutional change, adaptive efficiency, evolution of the state, hierarchical selection, unintended effects, ecology and global efficiency, power structures

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Performing Comparative Advantage: The Case of the Global Coffee Business

Number of pages: 38 Posted: 02 Jun 2011
Carsten Herrmann-Pillath and Pierpaolo Andriani
Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies and Durham University - Business School
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comparative advantage, trading, transactional regimes, performativity, coffee

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What Have We Learnt from Twenty Years of Economic Research into Culture?

International Journal of Cultural Studies, Vol. 13, No. 4, pp. 317-335
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 17 Oct 2009 Last Revised: 25 Jul 2010
Carsten Herrmann-Pillath
Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies
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Culture in economics, uncertainty and culture, identity economics

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The Naturalistic Turn in Economics: Implications for the Theory of Finance

Number of pages: 29 Posted: 26 Oct 2008
Carsten Herrmann-Pillath
Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies
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naturalism, causation in economics, neuroeconomics, behavioral finance, social ontology, sociology of finance

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Outline of a Darwinian Theory of Money

Number of pages: 24 Posted: 06 Sep 2009
Carsten Herrmann-Pillath
Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies
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Money emotions, Searle’s theory of institutions, conceptual blending, emergence of money, neuronal Darwinism

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On Power as a Unifying Concept in a Naturalistic Foundation of the Social Sciences

Number of pages: 45 Posted: 11 Dec 2006
Carsten Herrmann-Pillath
Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies
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utility theory, power, signal selection, unification of human sciences

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Georg Simmel's Theory of Money and its Relevance for Current Neuroeconomics and Psychology

Annual Neuropsychoeconomics Conference, May 30 2014, Munich
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 15 May 2014
Carsten Herrmann-Pillath
Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies
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neuroeconomic methodology; money; Simmel; molar explanations; money and somatic markers

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Rethinking Evolution, Entropy and Economics: A Triadic Conceptual Framework for the Maximum Entropy Principle as Applied on the Growth of Knowledge

Number of pages: 32 Posted: 18 Jun 2010
Carsten Herrmann-Pillath
Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies
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Peirce, Georgescu-Roegen, maximum entropy, maximum power, natural selection, semeiosis, physical inference devices, economic growth, useful work

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Transactional Innovation and the De-Commoditization of the Brazilian Coffee Trade

Number of pages: 34 Posted: 15 Mar 2011
Pierpaolo Andriani and Carsten Herrmann-Pillath
Durham University - Business School and Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies
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trade costs, trade in tasks, transactional regime, entrepreneurship in international trade, coffee, illycaffè

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Making Sense of Institutional Change in China: The Cultural Dimension of Economic Growth and Modernization

Number of pages: 31 Posted: 13 Nov 2011
Carsten Herrmann-Pillath
Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies
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Aoki, culture and the economy, emics/etics, guanxi, relational collectivism, central/local relations in China, social learning, modernization

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A Neurolinguistic Approach to Performativity in Economics

Journal of Economic Methodology, Vol. 17, No. 3, pp. 241-260
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 04 Jun 2009 Last Revised: 13 Nov 2011
Carsten Herrmann-Pillath
Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies
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Searle’s theory of institutions, financial markets, emergence of novelty, conceptual blending, neural theory of metaphor

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Why There is No Such Thing Like Transaction Costs, after All

Number of pages: 21 Posted: 04 Dec 2006
Carsten Herrmann-Pillath
Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies
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transaction costs, arbitrage, entrepreneurship, capabilities

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Strange Notes on Modern Statistics and Traditional Popular Religion in China

STRANGE NOTES ON MODERN STATISTICS AND TRADITIONAL POPULAR RELIGION IN CHINA: FURTHER REFLECTIONS ON THE IMPORTANCE OF SINOLOGY FOR SOCIAL SCIENCE AS APPLIED TO CHINA, L. Mende, M. Von Siebert, eds., pp. 171-189, Harrassowitz Verlag, 2000
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 21 Dec 2006
Carsten Herrmann-Pillath
Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies
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administration of statistics in China, cultural framework of handling symbols, heterodoxy and orthopraxy in traditional religion, localized belief systems

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Naturalism: Audacious Thoughts on the Consilience of Physics, Biology and Economics

Number of pages: 32 Posted: 29 May 2007
Carsten Herrmann-Pillath
Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies
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ontology, naturalism, Gödel theorem, singularity and randomness, growth of entropy and order, energy and information growth, convergence of Naturwissenschaften and Geisteswissenschaften

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New Knowledge as Creation: Notes When Reading Nietzsche on Evolution, Power and Knowledge

Journal of Social and Evolutionary Systems, Vol. 16, No. 1, pp. 25-44, 1993
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 11 Dec 2006
Carsten Herrmann-Pillath
Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies
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Handicap principle, non-adaptationist evolutionary epistemology, Nietzsche, creativity of knowledge

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Indeterminacy in International Trade: Methodological Reflections on the Impact of Non-Economic Determinants on the Direction of Trade and Absolute Advantage

Aussenwirtschaft - Swiss Review of International Economic Relations, Vol. 55, pp. 251-289, 2000
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 07 Dec 2006
Carsten Herrmann-Pillath
Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies
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direction of international trade, integration, absolute advantage, interdisciplinary approaches to trade

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Reflexivity as a Source of Paradox in Political Economy: Analysis and Consequences for Economic Methodology

Number of pages: 23 Posted: 30 Nov 2006
Carsten Herrmann-Pillath
Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies
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Reflexivity in economic concepts, paradoxes in the political economy of international trade,emergence of new theories, nested theories in institutional analysis

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Elements of a Neo-Veblenian Theory of the Individual

Journal of Economic Issues, Vol. XLIII, No. 1, pp. 189-214. 2009
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 01 Oct 2007 Last Revised: 13 Nov 2011
Carsten Herrmann-Pillath
Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies
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neuroeconomics, modularity of the brain, neural darwinism, identity, extended brain, collective intentionality, emotions and institutions

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A General Refutation of the Law of One Price as Empirical Hypothesis

Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik, Vol. 221, No. 1, pp. 45-67, 2001
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 04 Dec 2006
Carsten Herrmann-Pillath
Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies
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arbitrage, law of one price, integration, non-traded goods and services, distributed local knowledge, entrepreneurship

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The Evolutionary Approach to Entropy: Reconciling Georgescu-Roegen's Natural Philosophy with the Maximum Entropy Framework

Ecological Economics, Vol. 70, 2011
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 09 Apr 2010 Last Revised: 13 Nov 2011
Carsten Herrmann-Pillath
Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies
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Georgescu-Roegen, maximum entropy, observer relativity, time, hierarchical evolutionary systems, natural selection, physical concepts of information

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State and Market Integration in China: A Spatial Econometrics Approach to ‘Local Protectionism’

Number of pages: 41 Posted: 09 Feb 2010
Carsten Herrmann-Pillath, Alexander Libman and Xiaofan Yu
Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies, Frankfurt School of Finance and Management and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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domestic market integration in China, local protectionism, spatial econometrics, growth spillovers, expenditure spillovers, cellularity

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Entropy, Function and Evolution: Naturalizing Peircian Semiosis

Entropy, Vol. 12, pp. 197-242, 2010
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 06 Dec 2009 Last Revised: 25 Jul 2010
Carsten Herrmann-Pillath
Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies
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information, functions, Jaynes’ approach to entropy, observer relativity, maximum entropy production, evolution of functions, Peirce’s concept of semiosis, semiosphere

Deducing Principles of Economics from Ontological Constraints on Information

Number of pages: 9 Posted: 16 Nov 2007
Carsten Herrmann-Pillath
Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies
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Institutionalist views on technological progress, information as physical phenomenon, rule - based approach to knowledge, phylogenetic constraints on mind, handicap principle in evolution

Deducing Principles of Economics from Ontological Constraints on Information

Journal of Economic Issues, Vol. 32, pp. 317-326, 2008
Posted: 16 Jun 2008
Carsten Herrmann-Pillath
Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies

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Institutionalist views on technological progress, information as physical phenomenon, rule - based approach to knowledge, phylogenetic constraints on mind, handicap principle in evolution

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Meaning and Function in the Theory of Consumer Choice: Dual Selves in Evolving Networks

Number of pages: 34 Posted: 29 Oct 2010
Carsten Herrmann-Pillath
Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies
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consumer choice, biosemiotics, dual selves, networks, signal selection

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Institutions, Distributed Cognition and Agency: Rule-Following as Performative Action

Number of pages: 24 Posted: 23 Jan 2011
Carsten Herrmann-Pillath
Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies
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Aoki’s Concept of Substantive Institutions, Searle, Collective Intentionality, Emotions, Imitation, Performativity, Sign Systems

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The Evolutionary Perspective on Institutional Divergence and Competitive Advantage

SYSTEMIC CHANGE IN THE JAPANESE AND GERMAN ECONOMIES: CONVERGENCE AND DIFFERENTATION AS A DUAL CHALLENGE, Werner Pascha, ed., pp. 51-84, RoutledgeCurzon, 2004
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 22 Dec 2006
Carsten Herrmann-Pillath
Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies
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institutional convergence versus divergence, institutional competition, institutional diversity and comparative advantage, social capital, modular production functions

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The Divergence of Institutional Change as a Style-Theoretic Phenomenon

Number of pages: 24 Posted: 30 Nov 2006
Carsten Herrmann-Pillath
Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies
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economic style, divergence, cognitive path-dependence, ideas and institutions, typologies of economic systems

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The Transformative Potential of Fragmented Authoritarianism: The Future of Capitalism and Democracy in China

Conference ‘Autocracy and market economy: The transformation in Eastern Europe and East Asia in Comparison’, Vienna University, May 15-16, 2014
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 15 May 2014
Carsten Herrmann-Pillath
Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies
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market transition in China; fragmented authoritarianism; local state; state-building; urbanization; civil society

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Market Integration, Politics and Culture: The Spatial Reach of Markets in Hyper-Growth China

Number of pages: 53 Posted: 22 Jun 2011
Carsten Herrmann-Pillath, Alexander Libman and Xiaofan Yu
Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies, Frankfurt School of Finance and Management and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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growth spillovers, border effects, culture and economic integration, China, local protectionism, spatial econometrics

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Moral Sentiments, Institutions, and Civil Society: Exploiting Family Resemblances between Smith and Hegel to Resolve Some Conceptual Issues in Sen’s Recent Contributions to the Theory of Justice

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 19 Jun 2012
Ivan Boldyrev and Carsten Herrmann-Pillath
National Research University Higher School of Economics and Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies
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theory of moral sentiments, Sen, Hegel, recognition, civil society, associations, public discourse

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Distributed Cognition and Consumer Choice: Plugging Semiotics into Neuroeconomics

Number of pages: 46 Posted: 22 Jun 2011
Carsten Herrmann-Pillath
Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies
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neuroeconomics, semiotics, dual selves, distributed cognition, consumption disorders, addiction

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Are Human Rights and Economic Well-Being Substitutes? Evidence from Migration Patterns Across the Indian States

Number of pages: 75 Posted: 12 Jan 2012 Last Revised: 01 Sep 2013
Alexander Libman, Carsten Herrmann-Pillath and Gaurav Yadav
Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich, Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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democracy, human rights, economic well-being, Indian states, migration

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Performativity of Economic Systems: Approach and Implications for Taxonomy

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 19 Jun 2012
Carsten Herrmann-Pillath
Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies
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performativity, distributed cognition, status functions, taxonomy of economic systems, financial capitalism

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Naturalizing Institutions: Evolutionary Principles and Application on the Case of Money

Number of pages: 45 Posted: 17 Nov 2011
Carsten Herrmann-Pillath
Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies
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generalized Darwinism, institutions, replicator/interactor, Searle, Aoki, naturalism, memes, emotions, money

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Deliberative Trade Policy

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 30 Nov 2006
Carsten Herrmann-Pillath
Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies
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trade policy, political communication, language and economics, signaling

Deliberative Trade Policy

Evolutionary and Institutional Economics Review, Vol. 3, No. 2, 2007
Posted: 11 Dec 2006
Carsten Herrmann-Pillath
Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies

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trade policy, political communication, language and economics, signaling

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Are the Chinese ‘Collectivists’? Critical Reflections on a Conundrum in Understanding Chinese Culture

Number of pages: 28 Posted: 07 Apr 2015
Carsten Herrmann-Pillath
Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies
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Chinese values, collectivism, dimensions of culture, Fei Xiaotong, field dependence, guanxi, modularization and cultural cognition

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Foundational Issues of ‘Technosphere Science’ – The Case for a New Scientific Discipline

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 11 Sep 2017
Carsten Herrmann-Pillath
Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies
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anthropocene; anthropocentrism; technology; artefacts; general theory of evolution; functions; networks; agencement; energy and information; thermodynamics; maximum power; categorical imperative

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Knowledge Coordination, Distributed Cognition and Transactional Innovation in Creating National Competitive Advantage: A Theory-Grounded Case Study of Chinese Drone Industry

Number of pages: 25 Posted: 25 Aug 2017
Man Guo and Carsten Herrmann-Pillath
Harbin Institute of Technology and Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies
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Competitive Advantage; Skills; Social Cognition; Internet Platforms; Drones; China

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Revisiting the Gaia Hypothesis: Maximum Entropy, Kauffman’s ‘Fourth Law’ and Physiosemeiosis

Number of pages: 41 Posted: 20 Feb 2011
Carsten Herrmann-Pillath
Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies
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Gaia, non-equilibrium systems, Fourth Law, work, Peirce, triadism, hierarchy, economic growth

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Economics of the Anthropocene: An Exploratory Essay

Number of pages: 20 Posted: 25 Aug 2017
Carsten Herrmann-Pillath
Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies
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Anthropocene; Technosphere; Energy and Growth; Maximum Power; Rebound Effects; De-Growth

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Creating Social Ontology: On the Performative Nature of Economic Experiments

Number of pages: 24 Posted: 29 Aug 2016
Carsten Herrmann-Pillath
Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies
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Performativity of Economic Experiments; Money Priming; Agential Realism; Niels Bohr; Principle of Complementarity; Social Preferences

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Performative Mechanisms

Forthcoming: Ivan Boldyrev, Ekaterina Svetlova, eds., Enacting Dismal Science: New Perspectives on the Performativity of Economics, Palgrave McMillan
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 28 Oct 2015
Carsten Herrmann-Pillath
Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies
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constitutive explanations; performativity; framing; incentive systems; corporate governance

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‘iClan’: The Chinese Ritual Economy in the 21st Century

Number of pages: 31 Posted: 22 Apr 2018
Man Guo and Carsten Herrmann-Pillath
Harbin Institute of Technology and Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies
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Chinese Kinship, Lineages, Shenzhen, Cultural Descent, Huang, Ritual Economy

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Cultural Entrepreneurship in China

Number of pages: 17 Posted: 22 Sep 2017
Carsten Herrmann-Pillath and Xingyuan Feng
Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies and Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) - Rural Development Institute
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Cultural Entrepreneurship, Chinese Culture, Lineage, Popular Religion, Associations, Corporate Culture

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Institutional Naturalism: Reflections on Masahiko Aoki's Contribution to Institutional Economics

Number of pages: 26 Posted: 05 Feb 2016
Carsten Herrmann-Pillath
Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies
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institutions, Aoki, Searle, distributed cognition, performativity, social ontology, identity and agency, money

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Beyond Dualities in Psychology, Neuroscience and Behavioural Economics: Building the Foundations of Social Neuroeconomics on G.H. Mead

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 10 Nov 2017
Carsten Herrmann-Pillath
Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies
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Dual system theories; G.H. Mead; reflectivity and reflexivity; language; ‘I’ and ‘me’; neural group selection; social neuroeconomics

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Leadership, Deliberative Trade Policy, and Civil Society: The Hegelian Approach

Number of pages: 33 Posted: 30 Nov 2013
Carsten Herrmann-Pillath
Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies
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Hegel and international relations; hegemonial theory; free trade; civil society; deliberation; GMO

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Power, Property and Governmentality in South China: The Case of the Wen (Man) Clan in Hong Kong and Shenzhen

Number of pages: 33 Posted: 18 Dec 2017
Man Guo and Carsten Herrmann-Pillath
Harbin Institute of Technology and Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies
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Chinese Lineages, Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Governmentality, Land Ownership, Ancestral Cult, Urbanization, Urban Villages

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After Growth: Rethinking the Role of the Economy in Japanese Society and Culture

Introductory paper presented at the second annual meeting of the ‘Deutsch-Japanische Studiengruppe: "Tradition und Wandel im ostasiatischen Kontext", Werner Reimers Stiftung, Bad Homburg, March 9./10, 2017: Nach der Nachkriegszeit – Politik und Gesellschaft in Japan
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 06 Apr 2017
Carsten Herrmann-Pillath
Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies
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Japan; de-growth; aging; social welfare; value change

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Performativity, Performance and Politics: Towards an Evolutionary Taxonomy of Economic Systems

Number of pages: 28 Posted: 24 Aug 2016
Carsten Herrmann-Pillath
Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies
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taxonomy of economic systems, institutional evolution, China, property rights

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Deliberative Trade Policy: Rethinking Global Governance of International Trade

Number of pages: 22 Posted: 11 Sep 2017
Carsten Herrmann-Pillath
Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies
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Sen’s theory of justice; deliberation; political externalities; inclusiveness of trade policies; regionalism; WTO

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Externalities, Complexity and Justice: Exploring the New Paradigm of ‘Deliberative Trade Policy’ – With a Case Study of TRIPS

Number of pages: 44 Posted: 07 Apr 2015
Carsten Herrmann-Pillath
Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies
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International trade policy, justice vs. efficiency in trade policy, Amartya Sen, Hegel, TRIPS

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Property, Power, and Revolution in Russia, 1917-2017: Institutional Transformations in the ‘Longue Durée’

Number of pages: 25 Posted: 06 Apr 2017
Carsten Herrmann-Pillath
Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies
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Russia; property; governmentality; biopolitics; state capacity; biopolitics and growth; neo-patrimonialism; limited access orders; state capitalism

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Religious Individualization in China: A Two-Modal Approach

Number of pages: 24 Posted: 25 May 2017
Carsten Herrmann-Pillath
Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies
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religious individualization; reflexive individualization; Chinese popular religion; market exchange; gift exchange

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Ritual and Property: Theorizing a Chinese Case

Man and the Economy, DOI 10.1515/me-2017-0004
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 06 Apr 2017
Carsten Herrmann-Pillath and Man Guo
Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies and Harbin Institute of Technology
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Ritual, informal institutions, Shenzhen, Chinese lineages, land property rights, shareholding cooperatives, popular religion

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Narratives and Economic Policy: Theoretical Explorations and the Brazilian Case

Number of pages: 28 Posted: 20 Jun 2019
Carsten Herrmann-Pillath and Luis Otavio Bau Macedo
Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies and Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso
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narrative analysis; speech act theory; audiences; performativity; Brazil; new economic matrix; austerity; financial sector

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Constitutive Explanations as a Methodological Framework for Integrating Thermodynamics and Economics

Number of pages: 19 Posted: 05 Feb 2016
Carsten Herrmann-Pillath
Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies
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constitutive explanations; causal mechanisms; energy and growth; rebound effect; urbanization

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Dualities in Behavioural Economics and Psychology: A Critical Assessment in the Light of the Mechanistic Approach in the Philosophy of the Neurosciences

Number of pages: 29 Posted: 07 Nov 2017
Carsten Herrmann-Pillath
Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies
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Dual system theories; mechanistic explanations; Marr; dual function; reflectivity; Neural Darwinism

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Food, Community and Ritual in the Pearl River Delta – Revisiting the ‘Common Pot’

Number of pages: 25 Posted: 07 Nov 2017
Man Guo and Carsten Herrmann-Pillath
Harbin Institute of Technology and Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies
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Common Pot (Pencai), Shenzhen, Chinese Lineages, Kinship Ritual, Community Egalitarianism, Cooperative Shareholding Companies, Tourism

78.

The Neurophilosophical Case for an Evolutionary Turn in Neuroeconomics

Number of pages: 33 Posted: 19 Jun 2019
Carsten Herrmann-Pillath
Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies
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Hayek; good-based model; neuronal selectionism; Marr; distributed cognition; cultural neuroscience; predictive brain; social brain; context; co-evolution

79.

Towards a Semiotics of the Technosphere

Number of pages: 28 Posted: 10 Jan 2019
John Hartley and Carsten Herrmann-Pillath
Curtin University and Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies
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technosphere, human agency, semiotics, cities, energy, Peirce, Lotman

80.

Mechanistic Integration of Social Sciences and Neurosciences: Context and Causality in Social Neuroeconomics

Jens Harbecke and Carsten Herrmann-Pillath, eds. Social Neuroeconomics: Integration of the Neurosciences and the Social Sciences, forthcoming, Routledge.
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 19 Jun 2019
Carsten Herrmann-Pillath
Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies
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mechanistic explanation; empathy; social neuroscience; context; semiotic mechanisms; population-level processes; dynamical selectionist systems

81.

Foundations of Evolutionary Economics, Chapter Eight: Markets

Posted: 04 Mar 2012
Carsten Herrmann-Pillath
Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies

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theory of markets, money and credit, prices as conventions, transactional capabilities, firms and markets, market access rights, spatial nature of markets, economic growth and entropy

82.

Foundations of Evolutionary Economics, Chapter Six: Institutions

Posted: 09 Aug 2011
Carsten Herrmann-Pillath
Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies

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institutions, performativity, cognition and institutions, enforcement and power, predation and production, taxonomy of institutions

83.

Foundations of Evolutionary Economics, Chapter Five: Networks

FOUNDATIONS OF EVOLUTIONARY ECONOMICS, Chapter 5, Edward Elgar, Forthcoming
Posted: 06 Jul 2011
Carsten Herrmann-Pillath
Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies

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networks, small and large groups, triads, transaction, communication, perception, status, social capital, complexity

84.

Foundations of Evolutionary Economics, Chapter Three: Evolution

Carsten Herrmann-Pillath, FOUNDATIONS OF EVOLUTIONARY ECONOMICS, Edward Elgar, Forthcoming
Posted: 09 Mar 2011
Carsten Herrmann-Pillath
Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies

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entropy, emergence, replicator/interactor, Price's equation, group selection, Red Queen, handicap principle, exaptation

85.

Foundations of Evolutionary Economics, Chapter One, Ontology

FOUNDATIONS OF EVOLUTIONARY ECONOMICS, Edward Elgar, Forthcoming
Posted: 08 Mar 2011
Carsten Herrmann-Pillath
Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies

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ontology, Peirce, Hayek, Searle, impossibility theorems, observer relative and observer independent facts, consilience

86.

Foundations of Evolutionary Economics, Chapter Two, Causality

FOUNDATIONS OF EVOLUTIONARY ECONOMICS, Edward Elgar, Forthcomiing
Posted: 08 Mar 2011
Carsten Herrmann-Pillath
Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies

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physics of knowledge, modes of causality, existence and individuals, functions, maximum entropy, replicators, autocatalysis

87.

Foundations of Evolutionary Economics, Chapter Four: Individuals

FOUNDATIONS OF EVOLUTIONARY ECONOMICS, Edward Elgar, Forthcoming
Posted: 07 Mar 2011
Carsten Herrmann-Pillath
Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies

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externalism, distributed cognition, neuronal darwinism, dual selves, wants and needs

88.

Rural-Urban Inequality in China: Spatial or Sectoral?

China Aktuell - Journal of Current Chinese Affairs, Vol. 6, 2006
Posted: 11 Dec 2006
Carsten Herrmann-Pillath, Sheng Zhaohan, Jiangu Du, Tiaojun Xiao, Kai Li and Jiancheng Pan
Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies, Nanjing University - School of Management Science and Engineering, Nanjing University - School of Management Science and Engineering, Nanjing University, State Information Center, State Council of PRC and National Bureau of Statistics of PRC

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China, spatial income distribution, rural-urban disparities, decomposition analysis, prefecture-level database

89.

Cultural Species and Institutional Change in China

Journal of Economic Issues, Vol. XL, No. 3, pp. 539-574, 2006
Posted: 11 Dec 2006
Carsten Herrmann-Pillath
Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies

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rule-holistic approach to culture, cultural species, Chinese economic model, cultural hegemony, cultural dualism, localism, networks (all China)

90.

Endogenous Regionalism

Journal of Institutional Economics, Vol. 2, No. 3, pp. 297-318, 2006
Posted: 11 Dec 2006
Carsten Herrmann-Pillath
Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies

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regionalism, path-dependent comparative advantage, specific investments into market access, networks in trade and trade policy

91.

Disparities in Chinese Economic Development: Approaches on Different Levels of Aggregation

Economic Systems, Vol. 26, No. 1, pp. 31-54, April 2002
Posted: 11 Dec 2006
Carsten Herrmann-Pillath, Jiancheng Pan and Daniel Kirchert
Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies, National Bureau of Statistics of PRC and affiliation not provided to SSRN

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Measurement of spatial inequalities; Chinese regional development; Regional economic databases

92.

Prefecture-Level Statistics as a Source of Data for Research into China's Regional Development

The China Quarterly, No. 172, pp. 956-985, December 2002
Posted: 11 Dec 2006
Carsten Herrmann-Pillath, Jiancheng Pan and Daniel Kirchert
Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies, National Bureau of Statistics of PRC and affiliation not provided to SSRN

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China economy data base, Chinese prefectures, regional development and disparities

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Competitive Governments, Fiscal Arrangements, and the Provision of Local Public Infrastructure in China: A Theory-Driven Study of Gujiao Municipality

China Information, Vol. 18, No. 3, pp. 373-428, 2004
Posted: 07 Dec 2006
Carsten Herrmann-Pillath and Xingyuan Feng
Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies and Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) - Rural Development Institute

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local government, local public finance, government competition, public sector reform, case study (all China)

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Diversity, Identity and Indeterminacy of the Size of Nations: A Critique of the Alesina School from the Viewpoint of Evolutionary Political Economy

European Journal of Law and Economics, 2008
Posted: 30 Nov 2006 Last Revised: 29 Aug 2008
Carsten Herrmann-Pillath
Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies

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nation size, endogenous preferences for public goods, economies of scale and scope of political organization, social coordination through heterogeneity

95.

The True Story of Wine and Cloth: Building Blocks of an Evolutionary Political Economy of International Trade

Journal of Evolutionary Economics, Vol. 16, No. 4, 2006
Posted: 30 Nov 2006
Carsten Herrmann-Pillath
Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies

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trading and trade, networks, capabilities to trade, market access rights, power relations among countries

96.

Reciprocity and the Hidden Constitution of World Trade

Constitutional Political Economy, Vol. 17, No. 3, 2006
Posted: 30 Nov 2006
Carsten Herrmann-Pillath
Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies

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positiveconstitutional economics, WTO / GATT, reciprocity, regionalism, MFN