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Danny García Callejas

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Adam Smith, Alfred Marshall, Stanley Jevons, Karl Marx, Francois Quesnay and Joseph Schumpeter all have at least one thing in common: they used biological metaphors when speaking about economics. Nonetheless, today, this relation subsists and biology and economics are viewed as complementary sciences that have a lot to gain from joint research in fields like: evolutionary economics, economic growth, cognitive economics and environmental and ecological economics, among others. This paper, divided in four sections, will show this conclusion and explain that biology and economics are more sisters than strangers

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Abstract

Adam Smith, Alfred Marshall, Stanley Jevons, Karl Marx, Francois Quesnay and Joseph Schumpeter all have at least one thing in common: they used biological metaphors when speaking about economics. Nonetheless, today, this relation subsists and biology and economics are viewed as complementary sciences that have a lot to gain from joint research in fields like: evolutionary economics, economic growth, cognitive economics and environmental and ecological economics, among others. This paper, divided in four sections, will show this conclusion and explain that biology and economics are more sisters than strangers

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Biology; economics; evolution; metaphors
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GARCÍA CALLEJAS, Danny. Biology and Economics: Metaphors that Economists usually take from Biology. Ecos de Economía: A Latin American Journal of Applied Economics, [S.l.], v. 11, n. 24, p. 153-164, apr. 2007. ISSN 2462-8107. Available at: <http://publicaciones.eafit.edu.co/index.php/ecos-economia/article/view/730>. Date accessed: 16 dec. 2017.
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