International Workshop in Evolutionary Economics

Brisbane, 14th-17th July 2005

Building Micro and Meso Foundations from Studies of Systems of Innovation, Self-Organization, Competitive Processes, Knowledge Networks and Complex Adaptive Economic Systems

This international workshop will explore the macroeconomic implications of: complex systems approaches to evolutionary economics; modern studies of innovation; and new insights from 'knowledge economy' perspectives on economic systems. 

Principal Sponsors are the ARC Centre for Complex Systems, the UQ School of Economics, and the Australian Government Department of Communications Information Technology and the Arts.

The Workshop will take place at The Women's College, University of Queensland, St Lucia Campus. There will be up to seventeen papers presented by our international participants. Considerable time will be set aside for open discussion. If it is possible, we hope that most of the nominated discussants will be from Australia and New Zealand with their comments written up in short papers (as in the Frontiers of Evolutionary Economics). Every effort will be made to get drafts of papers to discussants prior to the workshop. The first draft of the workshop programme will be drawn up in May.

Further information is available: background to the workshop, presenters, titles and abstracts, and the provisional program.


Standard accommodation (shared facilities) will be available at Women's College at $65.00 per day, including breakfast. For those who prefer hotel accommodation, the College is close to the City Cat Ferry Terminal with easy connections to hotels in Toowong and the City.


A nominal charge of $80 ($25 for single day participation) will be made to cover lunches, morning/afternoon teas, etc, payable on registration at the Workshop. The optional Workshop Dinner on the 16th July will cost $60. Normal dinners on other nights at The Women's College will cost $15.00.


Those interested in participating should contact Leonard Fitzpatrick, School of Economics, UQ ( Please note that places are limited and will be allocated on a 'first come first served' basis. Those who are interested in being considered as nominated discussants should notify Leonard when making contact.

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