Modular technical change and genetic algorithms

  title={Modular technical change and genetic algorithms},
  author={Chris Birchenhall},
  journal={Computational Economics},
Given knowledge is distributed across the economic population, it is appropriate to consider technical change as a process of distributed learning. This leads naturally to an evolutionary perspective. Noting the work of cognitive sciences, which uses a computational model of the mind, we are drawn to models based on genetic algorithms (GAs). Using the concept of modular technologies we are able to offer an interpretation of the GA as a model of population learning. A model involving the… CONTINUE READING

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