Ordinaries 9: How to Write a Biological Economics Article
This paper outlines an approach for writing biological economic articles. There is a schism within economics between neoclassical and behavioral schools. Biology holds the promise of a modern synthesis of these apparently competing theories. Natural selection favors maximization analogous to the sort assumed by neoclassical economics. Behavior, however, is produced by specific physiologic machinery that sometimes produces non-maximizing behavior, primarily in evolutionarily novel settings, such as modern cities.
Burnham, T.C., Phelan, J. Ordinaries 9: How to write a biological economics article. J Bioecon 24, 117–131 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10818-022-09326-2