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Center for Evolutionary Economics every two years conducts international symposia on evolutionary economics at Pushchino Research Center. The symposia were attended by well-known foreign specialists Y. Aruka, K. Dopfer, G. Dosi, H. Hanusch, G. Hodgson, H. Kurz, R. Langlois, F. Malerba, F. Mirowsky, C. Perez, E.S. Reinert, N. Salvadori, W. Samuels, P. Saviotti, G. Silverberg, J.K. Sundaram, B. Verspagen, U. Witt, P. Wynarczyk, K. Yagi, as well as Russian economists, mathematicians and physicists L.I. Abalkin, V. S. Avtonomov, O.I Ananyin, S.Yu. Glaziev, R.S. Grinberg, I.I. Eliseeva, M. V. Ershov, S.G.Kirdina, G.B.Kleyner, S.P. Kurdyumov, D.S. Lvov, V.I. Maevsky, V.L. Makarov, N.A. Makasheva, S. Yu. Malkov, V. M. Polterovich, A.Ya. Rubinshteyn, G.G. Fetisov, D.S. Chernavskii, A. Yu. Yudanov etc.

1994, September 12-15 - The First International Symposium on Evolutionary Economics "An evolutionary approach and the problems of transition economy."
The participants discussed prospects for an evolutionary approach to the transformation of a society, they emphasized a research methodology that represents a viable alternative to neoclassical economics.

1996, September 23-25 - Second International Symposium "Evolutionary economics at the threshold of the XXI century".
Speakers, domestic and foreign scientists involved in studying the theory and methodology of institutional and evolutionary economics, discussed the problems in the transition economies and considered economic problems in the context of evolutionary theory.

1998, May 29-June 1 Ц Third International Symposium "Evolutionary economics and the" mainstream ".
One of the central issues of the symposium was why the evolutionary theory occupies a rather marginal place in economic sciences and is neither included in the so-called "mainstream" nor studied in both Western and Russian academics. The problems of the evolution of macro-generations and the interdependence of institutional and technological changes, the role of the ideological, cultural and historical factors in the modern economy were considered.

2000, June 4-6 - Forth International Symposium "Evolutionary economics: problems and contradictions of theory and practice."
The papers presented at the symposium covered a wide range of issues of fundamental and applied significance in the light of evolutionary theory: the relationship of institutional and technological changes, the role of ideology and mentality, and the diffusion of innovative processes in the transition economies.

2003, September 25-27 - Fifth International Symposium "Economic Transformation and the evolutionary theory of Joseph Schumpeter."
Main topics were fundamental problems of the evolutionary theory, the contribution to its development of J. A. Schumpeter and his followers - representatives of neo-Schumpeterian school, the patterns of development of institutions and the peculiarity of the processes of transformation in economic systems.

2005, September 23-24 - Sixth International Symposium "Evolutionary theory, innovation and economic change."
The fundamental problems of the evolutionary theory, the relationship of business and economic growth, as well as the adaptation of economic systems at the macro and micro levels were discussed in the contributions.

2007, September 14-15 - Seventh International Symposium "Evolutionary theory, the theory of self-organization and economic development."
The fundamental problems of the economic theory of self-reproduction, the mathematical model of economic dynamics, evolution and self-organization at the macro-, meso-, and micro-levels were discussed. The methodological problems of the institutional theory of evolution, the planning and evaluation of recent developments in this theory were also considered at the symposium.

2009, September 18-20 - Eight International Symposium "Evolutionary economics and finance: innovation, competition, economic growth"
One of the worldТs first attempt to highlight the problems of the global crisis from the standpoint of not only financial, but also the real sectors, given their deep interconnections. The causes of the global financial and economic crisis, as well as interdependence of economic and financial crises with long-term technological changes were analyzed. New methodological approaches in evolutionary and institutional economics were highlighted, which allowed to offer an alternative look at the functioning of the financial and banking sectors. A new interpretation of the theory of long waves was proposed. Of particular interest were the results of a mathematical simulation of financial development and economic growth, including in the Russian context.

2011, September 8-10 - Ninth International Symposium on "Finance and real sector: cooperation and competition"
The new books by Carlota Perez "Technological Revolution and the financial capital," Erik Reinert "How rich countries became rich ..." and Vladimir Popov "Economic Development Strategy", which had been presented at the symposium, were discussed. Several alternatives to the economic mainstream were considered, namely approaches to analyzing the relationship of technical and economic development and financial policies in different countries and in different historical periods, including those in the present situation. The issues of modeling of evolutionary processes and long waves in the economy, taking into account the features of the technological development; new phenomena in the financial markets, institutional aspects of the functioning of the real economy; methodological issues of economics, arising from the need to adapt the tools of modern economics to understand the interaction between financial and real sectors of a post-crisis economy were discussed.

2013, September 12 - 14 - Tenth International Symposium on Evolutionary Economics "The Evolution of Economic Theory: Economic Reproduction, Technologies, Institutions"
will be held in September 12 - 14 2013, in Pushchino, Moscow region, Russia


  • Center for Evolutionary Economics,
  • Institute of Economics, Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS),
  • Central Economics and Mathematics Institute, RAS,
  • The New Economic Association of the Russian Federation,
  • Pushchino Research Center, RAS

X International Symposium is a continuation of a series of symposia on Evolutionary Economics started in 1994. It is dedicated to the discussion of the methodological problems of modern macroeconomic theory and new developments in the field of evolutionary economics. Particular attention will be paid to the prospects of development of the theory of economic reproduction in the context of the relationship of financial and industrial policy, as well as the study of the diversity of institutions serving these processes.

After each symposium collections of reports and speeches of leading Russian scientists, as well as articles of foreign experts in the field of institutional and evolutionary economics were published. All collections are available in the CEE.

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