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A Conversation with Geoff Hodgson

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInstitutions and Evolution of Capitalism: Essays in Honour of Geoffrey M. Hodgson
EditorsDavid Gindis, Francesca Gagliardi
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing
ISBN (Electronic)978 1 78536 500 3
Publication statusPublished - 29 Nov 2019


This article is the introductory chapter to a festschrift in honour of Geoff Hodgson. In work spanning four decades, Geoff Hodgson has made many path-breaking contributions to institutional economics, evolutionary economics, economic methodology, the history of economic thought and social theory more broadly. Hodgson’s reputation as a prolific and important writer, whose work transcends traditional disciplinary boundaries, is matched by his credentials as an academic entrepreneur, whose involvement in the formation of two international scholarly societies and the foundation of the Journal of Institutional Economics has expanded the opportunities for constructive dialogue among social scientists. To celebrate Hodgon’s fantastic career, this volume brings together 19 original contributions by world-leading scholars in specific areas that have played a significant role in influencing Hodgson’s thinking or represent key debates to which he has contributed. The chapter introduces these contributions, and summarizes a conversation with Hodgson that is also included in the volume.


The final version will be available in Institutions and Evolution of Capitalism Essays in Honour of Geoffrey M. Hodgson edited by Edited by Francesca Gagliardi and David Gindis, University of Hertfordshire Business School, UK, forthcoming November 2019, Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd. The material cannot be used for any other purpose without further permission of the publisher, and is for private use only.

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