Evolutionary Economics: Applications of Schumpeter's Ideas

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Overview

This volume contains eleven papers - some theoretical, others empirical - given at the 1986 founding meeting of the International Joseph A. Schumpeter Society in Augsburg. By raising questions and offering additional statistical evidence, they further stimulate interest and discussion about the kinds of intuitive ideas that Schumpeter introduced in his seminal period before World War I. Whatever may be the academic mainline trend in economics, two policy-oriented 'disequilibrium' schools have flourished and still thrive: one stresses the need for social redistribution as a counterweight to a negative propensity to unemployment; the other emphasizes the explicit roles of the dynamic entrepreneur, innovation and stressful competition in stimulating economic growth. And while it is possible that the heyday of the demand-side 'age of Keynes' is passing, it also may be true that the time of the supply-side 'age of Schumpeter' is now emerging.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521067072
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 6/26/2008
  • Pages: 408
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction Horst Hanusch; 1. Development: theory and empirical evidence Wolfgang F. Stolper; 2. Anti-Say's Law versus Say's Law: a change in paradigm Michio Morishima and George Catephores; 3. Schumpeter and technical change Arnold Heertje; 4. Luck, necessity, and dynamic flexibility Burton H. Klein; 5. Enterprise ownership and managerial behavior Frederic M. Scherer; 6. Schumpeterian innovation, market structure, and the stability of industrial development Gunnar Eliasson; 7. An evolutionary approach to inflation: prices, productivity, and innovation Fritz Rahmeyer; 8. Fiscal pressure on the 'tax state' Horst Zimmermann; 9. The role of government in changing industrial societies: a Schumpeter perspective Peter M. Jackson; 10. Following and leading Moses Abramovitz; 11. On the coming senescence of American manufacturing competence Mark Perlman.

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