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Stan Metcalfe

Senior Research Associate

Personal background

Professor Stan Metcalfe is Emeritus Professor at the University of Manchester and visiting Professor of Economics at the University of Queensland. During his career he has lectured at the Universities of Manchester and Liverpool. He has been actively involved in the development of science and technology policy in the UK, being a member first of ACARD and subsequently ACOST. He was until 1996 a member of the Monopolies and Mergers Commission. His research interests include evolutionary economics and the modelling of evolutionary processes in relation to innovation, competition and economic growth. He is a former President of the International Schumpeter Society and of the Manchester Statistical Society. He is the 2008 President of the British Association for the Advancement of Science (Section F), the Hadyn Williams Fellow at Curtin University of Technology, Perth (September-December 2008), and Fellow Norwegian Academy of Sciences. On 14 July 2008 he gave the inaugural Franco Momigliano lecture on Innovation and Complexity at the University of Turin. Most recently he has been invited by Senator Kim Carr, Australian Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, to participate as expert adviser in the review of the Australian National Innovation System. Stan has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Economics at the University of Gothenburg, Summer 2018.

Selected publications

Metcalfe, J.S. 2004 'The Entrepreneur and the Style of Modern Economics' Journal of Evolutionary Economics 14 (2): 157-175.

Harvey, M. and Metcalfe, J.S. 2004 'The Ordering of Change: Polanyi Schumpeter and the Nature of the Market Mechanism' Journal des Economistes et des Etudes Humaines, XIV, 2: 87-114.

Metcalfe, J.S., Ramlogan, R. and Uyarra, E. 2004 'Competition, Innovation and Economic Development: The Instituted Connection' in Cook, P., Kirkpatrick, C., Minogue, M. and Parker D. (eds) Leading Issues in Competition, Regulation and Development, Edward Elgar.

Metcalfe, J.S. 2004 'Evolutionary Concepts in Relation to Evolutionary Economics' in Dopfer, K. (ed.), The Evolutionary Foundations of Economics, Cambridge University Press.

Tether, B. and Metcalfe, J.S. 2004 'Services and Systems of Innovation' in Malerba, F. (ed.) Sectoral Systems of Innovation, Cambridge University Press.

Metcalfe, J.S. and Ramlogan, R. 2005 'Competition and the Regulation of Economic Development' The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance 45: 215-235.

Metcalfe, J.S., Mina, A. and A. James 2005 'Emergent Innovation Systems and the Development of the Intraocular Lens' Research Policy 34: 1283-1304.

Metcalfe, J.S. and Ramlogan, R. 2005 'Limits to the Economy of Knowledge and Knowledge of the Economy' Futures 37: 655-674.

Metcalfe, J.S. 2005 'Systems Failure and the Case for Innovation Policy' in Llerena, P. and Matt, M. (eds) Innovation Policy in a Knowledge Based Economy, Springer, Berlin.

Metcalfe, J.S., Foster, J. and Ramlogan, R. 2006 'Adaptive Economic Growth' in Cambridge Journal of Economics 30 (1): 7-32.

Metcalfe, J.S. 2006 'Entrepreneurship: An Evolutionary Perspective' in Casson, M., Yeung, B., Basu, A. and Wadeson, N. (eds) The Oxford Handbook of Entrepreneurship, Oxford, Oxford University Press.

Metcalfe, J.S. and Ramlogan, R. 2006 'Self-Transformation, Self-Organisation, and Evolutionary Adaptation in the Economic Process' in McKelvey, M. and Holmen, M. (eds) Flexibility and Stability in the Innovating Economy, Oxford, Oxford University Press.

Metcalfe, J.S. and Ramlogan, R. 2006 'Restless Capitalism: A Complexity Perspective on Modern Capitalist Economies' in Garnsey, E. and McGlade, J. (eds) Complexity and Evolution, Cheltenham, Edward Elgar.

Metcalfe, J.S. 2006 'Economic Evolution' in Raffaelli, T., Becattina, G. and Dardi, M. (eds.) Elgar Companion to Alfred Marshall, Cheltenham, Edward Elgar.

Metcalfe, J.S. and Pickstone, J. 2006 'Replacing Hips and Lenses: Industry and Innovation in Post-War Britain' in Webster, A. (ed.) New Technologies in Health Care, London, MacMillan.

Ramlogan, R., Mina, A., Tampubolon, G. and Metcalfe, J.S. 2007 'Networks of Knowledge: The Distributed Nature of Medical Innovation' Scientometrics 70 (3): 459-489.

Metcalfe, J.S. 2007 'Accounting for Economic Evolution: Fitness and the Population Method' Journal of Bioeconomics.

Metcalfe, J.S. 2007 'Alfred Marshall and the General Theory of Evolutionary Economics' History of Economic Ideas 15 (1): 81-110.

Metcalfe, J.S. 2007 'Alfred Marshall's Mecca: Reconciling the Theories of Value and Development', Economic Record 83 (supplement): 1-22.

Mina, A., Ramlogan, R., Tampubolon, G. and Metcalfe, J.S. 2007 'Mapping Evolutionary Trajectories: Applications to the Growth and Transformation of Medical Knowledge' Research Policy 36: 789-806.

Metcalfe, J.S. 2007 'Innovation, Competition and Enterprise: Foundations for Economic Evolution in Learning Economies' in Hage, J. and Meeus, M. (eds) Innovation, Science and Institutional Change, Oxford University Press.

Metcalfe, J.S. 2007 'Innovation Systems, Innovation Policy and Restless Capitalism' in Malerba, F. and Brussoni, S. (eds) Perspectives on Innovation Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 441-454.

Metcalfe, J.S. 2007 'Replicator Dynamics' in Hanusch, H. and Pyka, A. (eds) The Elgar Companion to Neo-Schumpeterian Economics, Cheltenham, Edward Elgar, pp.440-452.

Metcalfe, J.S. 2007 'Innovation Policy' in Hanusch, H. and Pyka, A. (eds) The Elgar Companion to Neo-Schumpeterian Economics, Cheltenham, Edward Elgar, pp. 943-966.

Metcalfe, J.S. and Ramlogan, R. 2008 'Innovation Systems and the Competitive Process in Developing Economies' The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance 48.

Metcalfe, J.S. 2008 'Accounting for Economic Evolution: Fitness and the Population Method' Journal of Bioeconomics 10.

Metcalfe, J.S. 2008 'Instituted Economic Processes, Increasing Returns and Endogenous Growth' in Hodgson, G.M. (ed.) The Evolution of Economic Institutions, Cheltenham, Edward Elgar. 

Metcalfe, J.S. 'On Marshallian Evolutionary Dynamics, Entry and Exit' in Kurz, H. and Samuelson, P. (eds) Value, Growth and Distribution: Essays in Honour of Ian Steedman, London, Routledge.

Contact details

Stan Metcalfe
Centre for Business Research
Cambridge Judge Business School
University of Cambridge
Trumpington Street
Cambridge CB2 1AG
UK

Email: s.metcalfe@cbr.cam.ac.uk