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Geoffrey M. Hodgson

b. 1946

Geoffrey M. Hodgson is a Research Professor of Business Studies in the University of Hertfordshire and also the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Institutional Economics.

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He is recognised as one of the leading figures of modern critical institutionalism which carries forth the critical spirit and intellectual tradition of the founders of institutional economics, particularly that of Thorstein Veblen. His broad research interests include evolutionary economics, the history of economic thought, Marxism, and theoretical biology. He has published Economics and Institutions: A Manifesto for a Modern Institutional Economics (1988), Economics and Utopia (1999), How Economics Forgot History (2001) and The Evolution of Institutional Economics (2004). Hodgson founded and worked for the following groups: the European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy (EAEPE), The Other Canon which is a center and network for heterodox economics research, and the World Interdisciplinary Network for Institutional Research (WINIR).

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