No artigo linkado, Hirshleifer argumenta pelo uso de sociobiologia na economia (sem imperialismo). É um dos poucos que vi mais mainstream que chega a citar a tradição evolucionária de Nelson & Winter.
One of the earlier advocates of using evolutionary biology in economics was Jack Hirshleifer, a professor of economics at the University of California, Los Angeles. Hirshleifer was author of The Dark Side of the Force: Economic Foundations of Conflict Theory, which includes evolutionary analysis of cooperation and conflict, and some discussion of the unification of law, economics and evolutionary biology. The subject of this post is his 1997 article Economics from a Biological Viewpoint from the Journal of Law and Economics. Coming on the heels of E.O. Wilson’s Sociobiology, Hirshleifer states that there is no argument about the utility of using sociobiology in economics. The only open question is how much utility can be gained.