In arguably his most important book to date, Hodgson calls into question the tendency of ecomic method to try and explain all ecomic phemena by using the same catch-all theories and dealing in universal truths. He argues that you need different theories to analyze different ecomic phemena and systems and that historical context must be taken into account. Hodgson argues that the German Historical School was key in laying the foundations for the work of the pioneer institutional ecomists, who themselves are gaining currency today; and that the growing interest in this school of thought is contributing to a more complete understanding of socio-ecomic theory.
Geoffrey M. Hodgson is a Research Professor in Business Studies at the University of Hertfordshire. He has published widely in the academic journals and his previous books include Economics and Utopia (Routledge, 1999)