The Origin of Wealth
Evolution, Complexity, and the Radical Remaking of Economics
Автор(и) : Eric D. Beinhocker
Издател : Random House Business Books
Място на издаване : London, UK
Година на издаване : 2007
ISBN : 978-0-712-67661-8
Брой страници : 526
Език : английски
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Economics is changing radically. This book surveys the cutting-edge ideas of the leading economists, physicists, biologists and cognitive scientists who are fundamentally reshaping economics, and brings their work alive for a broad audience. These researchers argue that the economy is a 'complex adaptive system'.
What is wealth? How is it created? And how can we create more of it for the benefit of individuals, businesses, and societies? In The Origin of Wealth, Eric Beinhocker provides provocative new answers to these fundamental questions.
Beinhocker surveys the cutting-edge ideas of economists and scientists and brings their work alive for a broad audience. These researchers, he explains, are revolutionizing economics by showing how the economy is an evolutionary system, much like a biological system. It is economic evolution that creates wealth and has taken us from the Stone Age to the $36.5 trillion global economy of today.
By better understanding economic evolution, Beinhocker writes, we can better understand how to create more wealth. The author shows how complexity economics is turning conventional wisdom on its head in areas ranging from business strategy and organizational design to investment strategy and public policy. As sweeping in scope as its title, The Origin of Wealth will rewire our thinking about the workings of the global economy and where it is going.
Unquestionably the most important business book of the year.
- Management Today
...a brilliant, thought-provoking and wide-ranging book...anybody interested in understanding why we are where we are should read it. For me, it was more than the business book of 2006; it was the book of 2006.
- The Financial Times
The Origin of Wealth is a frontal attack on neoclassical economic theory.
- Journal of Economic Literature Review
Eric D. Beinhocker
Eric D. Beinhocker is a Senior Fellow at the McKinsey Global Institute. Fortune magazine named him a "Business Leader of the next Century," and his writings on business and economics have appeared in a variety of publications, including the Financial Times.