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Mesoeconomics from the Heterodox Perspective and Its Structure

Mesoeconomics from the Heterodox Perspective and Its Structure

Journal of Institutional Studies, , Vol. 12 (no. 2),

The paper discusses the logic of the development of the structure of mesoeconomics as a new direction of heterodox economic theory. It develops and complements previously published works of the authors (Kirdina-Chandler, Mayevsky, 2017; Kirdina-Chandler, 2018; Mayevsky, 2018; Mesoeconomics: status and prospects, 2018; Mesoeconomics: elements of a new paradigm, 2020), devoted to discussion of the methodology and specifics of mesoeconomic research. This paper proposes the grouping of heterodox mesoeconomic studies by their directions, which is based on a historical-chronological approach and takes into account the specifics of the mesostructures studied in Russia and abroad. The grouping comprises four directions, namely “mesoeconomics of localised structures”, “mesoeconomics of network structures”, “institutional mesoeconomics”, and “mesoeconomics of reproduction”. A summary table, which describes the main objects of consideration, subjects of research, theoretical bases and instruments in these different directions of heterodox mesoeconomics, is presented. In parallel, the specifics of the methodological foundations of research in modern heterodox mesoeconomics are also discussed.

Keywords: mesolevel of economic analysis, heterodox mesoeconomics, mesoeconomics of localised structures, mesoeconomics of network structures, institutional mesoeconomics, mesoeconomics of reproduction

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