Working Paper No. 111

Disequilibrium Economic Dynamics: A Post-Schumpeterian Contribution


Adaptive economizing in a decentralized economy with alternative technologies and scarce resources leads to various kinds of locally unstable behavior. Economic disequilibrium is the rule in such a world and requires the presence of market mechanisms that make possible continued viability. If in addition to local instability economies are also globally unstable, as considerable evidence suggests, then the discovery and application of new structure is essential. A complete dynamic theory of economic change must therefore be based not only on conventional rationality and routinely adapting behavior but on a superior faculty which may perhaps best be called creative intelligence.

Interdisciplinary European Studies

The European Union in a Changing World Order

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This book explores how the European Union responds to the ongoing challenges to the liberal international order. These challenges arise both within the EU itself and beyond its borders, and put into question the values of free trade and liberal democracy. 

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