Nobel laureate Sir John Hicks has with good reason called the third quarter of the 1 twentieth century the age of Keynes • Sir John nevertheless diagnosed a crisis of Keynesian economics even before this period had expired. But if only a few gifted scholars had foreseen the crisis of Keynesian economics before 1975, this year at least marked the ultimate disenchantment of Keynesian economics. Keynesian economic policy proved ineffective to cope with the economic challenges of the late seventies: unemployment, inflation, and stagnation of economic growth. Alarmed governments resorted to more and more intense remedies out of the Keynesian box of Pandora. But all they got was the creation of additional difficulties, aggravating the situation still more: soaring public debt, extraordinary balance-of-payments deficits, and economic instability. It had been argued until quite recently that capi talism could have survived only "in the oxygen tent of government deficit spend 2 ing ". But it has become patent since the mid-seventies that it is first and foremost the Keynesian oxygen tent that has produced the present embarrassment of capital ist economies. The present economic malaise in nearly all Western countries has accordingly led to considerable unrest in the economics profession. Somewhat reminiscent of the thirties, a feverish search for alternatives to the prevailing but insufficient econ omic doctrine has begun. Among the candidates to be screened, Schumpeterian economics takes a prominent place.
|Publisher:||Springer Berlin Heidelberg|
|Edition description:||Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1984|
|Product dimensions:||6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.02(d)|
Table of ContentsI Schumpeter in our Time.- Schumpeter and the Economic Problems of Today.- II Entrepreneurship.- Schumpeter’s Entrepreneur in Modem Economic Theory.- Is Entrepreneurship Obsolescent?.- Must Monopoly Power Accompany Innovation?.- III Cycles and Crises.- What to do About Business Cycles?.- Schumpeter’s Business Cycle Theory. Its Importance for our Time.- The Tax State in Crisis: Can Schumpeterian Public Finance Claim Modem Relevance?.- The Current Relevance of Schumpeter’s Theory of the Decay of Capitalism.- IV Money and Economic Policy.- Schumpeter’s Monetary Theory: An Unjustly Neglected Part of his Work.- Schumpeter Versus Keynes: Supply-Side Economics or Demand Management?.- V Schumpeter Social Scientist.- Schumpeter - The Sociologist.- Schumpeter as an Historian of Economic Doctrine.- Joseph Alois Schumpeter: Character, Life, and Particulars of his Graz Period.- References.