Evolution of consumption
Robin Cowan, "Waves and cycles: explorations in the pure theory
of price for fine art", in C. Antonelli, D. Foray, B. Hall and E.
Steinmueller (eds.) New frontiers in the economics of
innovation and new technology, Edward Elgar, pp.188-205, 2006.
Robin Cowan, William Cowan and Peter Swann, "Waves in Consumption
with Interdependence among Consumers", Working Paper #2/98-011,
MERIT Maastricht Univeristy, 1998. now published in
Canadian Journal of Economics vol 37(1), pp. 149-177, 2004.
To see dymanic versions of some of the illustrations of the models
in this paper, you can look
Robin Cowan, William Cowan and Peter Swann, "Interacting Consumers,
Externalities and Waves in Demand" in F. Schweitzer and G. Silverberg, eds.
Evolution and Self-Organization in Economics Berlin: Duncker
& Humblot, 1998.
Robin Cowan, William Cowan and Peter Swann, "A model of demand
with interactions among consumers", International Journal of
Industrial Organization , vol. 15: 711-732, 1997.
Professor William Cowan,
Computer Science Department, University of Waterloo.
Professor Peter Swann, Manchester Business School,
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