Scope for quantitative bioeconomics
Kooijman, S. A. L. M. 2016.
Since economic systems are living, the organisation of viable economic systems might show similarities with that of living systems, which has been shaped by 3.5 billion years of evolutionary testing.
Such similarities can be expected between firms and individual organisms, but also at higher levels of organisation, including interactions and the macro-level.
This note presents aspects of the well-tested Dynamic Energy Budget theory for the processes of uptake and use of substrates by individual organisms that might have relevance for economic systems.