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Joseph Schumpeter
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Born (1883-02-08)8 February 1883
Triesch, Moravia, Austria–Hungary (now Třešť, Czech Republic)
Died 8 January 1950(1950-01-08) (aged 66)
Taconic, Connecticut, U.S.
Nationality Austrian, American
Institution Harvard University 1932–50
University of Bonn 1925–32
Biedermann Bank 1921–24
University of Graz 1912–14
University of Czernowitz 1909–11
Field Economics, Econometrics
School or tradition
Historical school
Alma mater University of Vienna
Influences Eugen von Böhm-Bawerk, Leon Walras, Gustav von Schmoller, Werner Sombart, Nikolai Kondratiev, Anne-Robert-Jacques Turgot
Influenced Heiner Flassbeck, Paul Samuelson, Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen, Frederic M. Scherer, Christopher Freeman, Mariana Mazzucato, Hyman Minsky, Paul Sweezy
Contributions Business cycles
Economic development
Evolutionary economics

Joseph Alois Schumpeter (German: [ˈʃʊmpeːtɐ]; 8 February 1883 – 8 January 1950)[1] was an Austrian-born American economist and political scientist. He briefly served as Finance Minister of Austria in 1919. In 1932 he became a professor at Harvard University where he remained until the end of his career. One of the most influential economists of the 20th century, Schumpeter popularized the term "creative destruction" in economics.[2]


Schumpeter was born in Triesch, Habsburg Moravia (now Třešť in the Czech Republic, then part of Austria-Hungary) in 1883 to Catholic German-speaking parents. His father owned a factory, but he died when Joseph was only four years old.[3] In 1893, Joseph and his mother moved to Vienna.[4]

Schumpeter began his career studying law at the University of Vienna under the Austrian capital theorist Eugen von Böhm-Bawerk, taking his PhD in 1906. In 1909, after some study trips, he became a professor of economics and government at the University of Czernowitz. In 1911, he joined the University of Graz, where he remained until World War I.

In 1918, Schumpeter was a member of the Socialization Commission established by the Council of the People's Deputies in Germany. In March 1919, he was invited to take office as Minister of Finance in the Republic of German-Austria. He proposed a capital levy as a way to tackle the war debt and opposed the socialization of the Alpine Mountain plant.[5] In 1921, he became president of the private Biedermann Bank. He was also a board a member at the Kaufmann Bank. Problems at those banks left Schumpeter in debt. His resignation was a condition of the takeover of the Biedermann Bank in September 1924.[6]

From 1925 to 1932, Schumpeter held a chair at the University of Bonn, Germany. He lectured at Harvard in 1927–1928 and 1930. In 1931, he was a visiting professor at The Tokyo College of Commerce. In 1932, Schumpeter moved to the United States, and soon began what would become extensive efforts to help central European economist colleagues displaced by Nazism.[7] Schumpeter also became known for his opposition to Marxism and socialism that he thought would lead to dictatorship, and even criticized President Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal.[8] In 1939, Schumpeter became a US citizen. In the beginning of World War II, the FBI investigated him and his wife (a prominent scholar of Japanese economics) for pro-Nazi leanings, but found no evidence of Nazi sympathies.[9][10]

At Harvard, Schumpeter was considered a memorable character, erudite and even showy in the classroom. He became known for his heavy teaching load and his personal and painstaking interest in his students. He served as the faculty advisor of the Graduate Economics Club and organized private seminars and discussion groups.[11] Some colleagues thought his views outdated by Keynesianism which was fashionable; others resented his criticisms, particularly of their failure to offer an assistant professorship to Paul Samuelson, but recanted when they thought him likely to accept a position at Yale University.[12] This period of his life was characterized by hard work and comparatively little recognition of his massive 2-volume book Business Cycles. However, the Schumpeters persevered, and in 1942 published what became the most popular of all his works, Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy, reprinted many times and in many languages in the following decades, as well as cited thousands of times.[13]

Although Schumpeter encouraged some young mathematical economists and was even the president of the Econometric Society (1940–1941), he was not a mathematician, and tried instead to integrate history and sociological understanding into his economic theories. Some argue that his ideas on business cycles and economic development could not be captured by the mathematics of his day because they involve non-linear dynamical systems.[citation needed]

Schumpeter claimed that he had set himself three goals in life: to be the greatest economist in the world, to be the best horseman in all of Austria and the greatest lover in all of Vienna. He said he had reached two of his goals, but he never said which two,[14][15] although he is reported to have said that there were too many fine horsemen in Austria for him to succeed in all his aspirations.[16]

Schumpeter died in his home in Taconic, Connecticut, at the age of 66, on the night of 7 January 1950.[17]

He was married three times.[18] His first wife was Gladys Ricarde Seaver, an Englishwoman nearly 12 years his senior (married 1907, separated 1913, divorced 1925). His best man at his wedding was his friend and Austrian jurist Hans Kelsen. His second was Anna Reisinger, 20 years his junior and daughter of the concierge of the apartment where he grew up. They married in 1925, but within a year, she died in childbirth. The loss of his wife and newborn son came only weeks after Schumpeter's mother had died. In 1937, Schumpeter married the American economic historian Elizabeth Boody, who helped him popularize his work and edited what became their magnum opus, the posthumously published History of Economic Analysis.[19]

Central contributions


The source of Joseph Schumpeter's dynamic, change-oriented, and innovation-based economics was the Historical School of economics. Although his writings could be critical of the School, Schumpeter's work on the role of innovation and entrepreneurship can be seen as a continuation of ideas originated by the Historical School, especially the work of Gustav von Schmoller and Werner Sombart.[20][21]

Evolutionary economics

According to Christopher Freeman (2009), a scholar who devoted much time researching Schumpeter's work: "the central point of his whole life work [is]: that capitalism can only be understood as an evolutionary process of continuous innovation and 'creative destruction'".[22]

History of Economic Analysis

Schumpeter's scholarship is apparent in his posthumous History of Economic Analysis, although some of his judgments seem idiosyncratic and sometimes cavalier. For instance, Schumpeter thought that the greatest 18th century economist was Turgot, not Adam Smith, as many consider, and he considered Léon Walras to be the "greatest of all economists", beside whom other economists' theories were "like inadequate attempts to catch some particular aspects of Walrasian truth".[23] Schumpeter criticized John Maynard Keynes and David Ricardo for the "Ricardian vice." According to Schumpeter, Ricardo and Keynes reasoned in terms of abstract models, where they would freeze all but a few variables. Then they could argue that one caused the other in a simple monotonic fashion. This led to the belief that one could easily deduce policy conclusions directly from a highly abstract theoretical model.

In this book, Joseph Schumpeter recognized the implication of a gold monetary standard compared to a fiat monetary standard. In History of Economic Analysis, Schumpeter stated the following: "An 'automatic' gold currency is part and parcel of a laissez-faire and free-trade economy. It links every nation's money rates and price levels with the money-rates and price levels of all the other nations that are 'on gold.' It is extremely sensitive to government expenditure and even to attitudes or policies that do not involve expenditure directly, for example, to foreign policy, to certain policies of taxation, and, in general, to precisely all those policies that violate the principles of [classical] liberalism. This is the reason why gold is so unpopular now and also why it was so popular in a bourgeois era."[24]

Business cycles

Schumpeter's relationships with the ideas of other economists were quite complex in his most important contributions to economic analysis – the theory of business cycles and development. Following neither Walras nor Keynes, Schumpeter starts in The Theory of Economic Development[25] with a treatise of circular flow which, excluding any innovations and innovative activities, leads to a stationary state. The stationary state is, according to Schumpeter, described by Walrasian equilibrium. The hero of his story is the entrepreneur.

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Proposed Economic Waves
Cycle/Wave Name Period (years)
Kitchin cycle (inventory, e.g. pork cycle) 3–5
Juglar cycle (fixed investment) 7–11
Kuznets swing (infrastructural investment) 15–25
Kondratiev wave (technological basis) 45–60

The entrepreneur disturbs this equilibrium and is the prime cause of economic development, which proceeds in cyclic fashion along several time scales. In fashioning this theory connecting innovations, cycles, and development, Schumpeter kept alive the Russian Nikolai Kondratiev's ideas on 50-year cycles, Kondratiev waves.

Schumpeter suggested a model in which the four main cycles, Kondratiev (54 years), Kuznets (18 years), Juglar (9 years) and Kitchin (about 4 years) can be added together to form a composite waveform. Actually there was considerable professional rivalry between Schumpeter and Kuznets. The wave form suggested here did not include the Kuznets Cycle simply because Schumpeter did not recognize it as a valid cycle.[clarification needed] See "business cycle" for further information. A Kondratiev wave could consist of three lower degree Kuznets waves.[26] Each Kuznets wave could, itself, be made up of two Juglar waves. Similarly two (or three) Kitchin waves could form a higher degree Juglar wave. If each of these were in phase, more importantly if the downward arc of each was simultaneous so that the nadir of each was coincident it would explain disastrous slumps and consequent depressions. As far as the segmentation of the Kondratiev Wave, Schumpeter never proposed such a fixed model. He saw these cycles varying in time – although in a tight time frame by coincidence – and for each to serve a specific purpose.


In Schumpeter's theory, Walrasian equilibrium is not adequate to capture the key mechanisms of economic development. Schumpeter also thought that the institution enabling the entrepreneur to buy the resources needed to realize his or her vision was a well-developed capitalist financial system, including a whole range of institutions for granting credit. One could divide economists among (1) those who emphasized "real" analysis and regarded money as merely a "veil" and (2) those who thought monetary institutions are important and money could be a separate driving force. Both Schumpeter and Keynes were among the latter.[citation needed]

Demise of capitalism

Schumpeter's most popular book in English is probably Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy. While he agrees with Karl Marx that capitalism will collapse and be replaced by socialism, Schumpeter predicts a different way this will come about. While Marx predicted that capitalism would be overthrown by a violent proletarian revolution, which actually occurred in the least capitalist countries, Schumpeter believed that capitalism would gradually weaken by itself and eventually collapse. Specifically, the success of capitalism would lead to corporatism and to values hostile to capitalism, especially among intellectuals. "Intellectuals" are a social class in a position to critique societal matters for which they are not directly responsible and to stand up for the interests of other classes. Intellectuals tend to have a negative outlook of capitalism, even while relying on it for prestige, because their professions rely on antagonism toward it. The growing number of people with higher education is a great advantage of capitalism, according to Schumpeter. Yet, unemployment and a lack of fulfilling work will cause intellectual critique, discontent and protests. Parliaments will increasingly elect social democratic parties, and democratic majorities will vote for restrictions on entrepreneurship. Increasing workers' self-management, industrial democracy and regulatory institutions would evolve non-politically into "liberal capitalism". Thus, the intellectual and social climate needed for thriving entrepreneurship will be replaced by some form of "laborism". This will restrict "creative destruction" (a borrowed phrase to denote an endogenous replacement of which old ways of doing things by new ways) and so will burden and destroy the capitalist structure.

Schumpeter emphasizes throughout this book that he is analyzing trends, not engaging in political advocacy.[27]

Democratic theory

In the same book, Schumpeter expounded a theory of democracy which sought to challenge what he called the "classical doctrine". He disputed the idea that democracy was a process by which the electorate identified the common good, and politicians carried this out for them. He argued this was unrealistic, and that people's ignorance and superficiality meant that in fact they were largely manipulated by politicians, who set the agenda. This made a 'rule by the people' concept both unlikely and undesirable. Instead he advocated a minimalist model, much influenced by Max Weber, whereby democracy is the mechanism for competition between leaders, much like a market structure. Although periodic votes by the general public legitimize governments and keep them accountable, the policy program is very much seen as their own and not that of the people, and the participatory role for individuals is usually severely limited.


Schumpeter was probably the first scholar to theorize about entrepreneurship, and the field owed much to his contributions. His fundamental theories are often referred to as Mark I and Mark II. In the first, Schumpeter argued that the innovation and technological change of a nation come from the entrepreneurs, or wild spirits. He coined the word Unternehmergeist, German for "entrepreneur-spirit", and asserted that "... the doing of new things or the doing of things that are already being done in a new way"[28] stemmed directly from the efforts of entrepreneurs.

Mark II was developed when Schumpeter was a professor at Harvard. Many social economists and popular authors of the day argued that large businesses had a negative effect on the standard of living of ordinary people. Contrary to this prevailing opinion, Schumpeter argued that the agents that drive innovation and the economy are large companies which have the capital to invest in research and development of new products and services and to deliver them to customers cheaper, thus raising their standard of living. In one of his seminal works, "Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy", Schumpeter wrote:

As soon as we go into details and inquire into the individual items in which progress was most conspicuous, the trail leads not to the doors of those firms that work under conditions of comparatively free competition but precisely to the door of the large concerns--which, as in the case of agricultural machinery, also account for much of the progress in the competitive sector--and a shocking suspicion dawns upon us that big business may have had more to do with creating that standard of life than with keeping it down.[29]

Mark I and Mark II arguments are considered complementary today.

Cycles and long wave theory

Schumpeter was the most influential thinker to argue that long cycles are caused by innovation, and are an incident of it. His treatise on business cycles developed were based on Kondratiev's ideas which attributed the causes very differently. Schumpeter's treatise brought Kondratiev's ideas to the attention of English-speaking economists. Kondratiev fused important elements that Schumpeter missed. Yet, the Schumpeterian variant of long-cycles hypothesis, stressing the initiating role of innovations, commands the widest attention today. [30] In Schumpeter's view, technological innovation is at the cause of both cyclical instability and economic growth. Fluctuations in innovation cause fluctuation in investment and those cause cycles in economic growth. Schumpeter sees innovations as clustering around certain points in time periods that he refers to as "neighborhoods of equilibrium", when entrepreneurs perceive that risk and returns warrant innovative commitments. These clusters lead to long cycles by generating periods of acceleration in aggregate growth. [31]

The technological view of change needs to demonstrate that changes in the rate of innovation governs changes in the rate of new investments, and that the combined impact of innovation clusters takes the form of fluctuation in aggregate output or employment. The process of technological innovation involves extremely complex relations among a set of key variables: inventions, innovations, diffusion paths and investment activities. The impact of technological innovation on aggregate output is mediated through a succession of relationships that have yet to be explored systematically in the context of long wave. New inventions are typically primitive, their performance is usually poorer than existing technologies and the cost of their production is high. A production technology may not yet exist, as is often the case in major chemical inventions, pharmaceutical inventions. The speed with which inventions are transformed into innovations and diffused depends on actual and expected trajectory of performance improvement and cost reduction. [32]


Schumpeter identified innovation as the critical dimension of economic change.[33] He argued that economic change revolves around innovation, entrepreneurial activities, and market power. He sought to prove that innovation-originated market power can provide better results than the invisible hand and price competition. He argues that technological innovation often creates temporary monopolies, allowing abnormal profits that would soon be competed away by rivals and imitators. These temporary monopolies were necessary to provide the incentive for firms to develop new products and processes.[33]


For some time after his death, Schumpeter's views were most influential among various heterodox economists, especially European, who were interested in industrial organization, evolutionary theory, and economic development, and who tended to be on the other end of the political spectrum from Schumpeter and were also often influenced by Keynes, Karl Marx, and Thorstein Veblen. Robert Heilbroner was one of Schumpeter's most renowned pupils, who wrote extensively about him in The Worldly Philosophers. In the journal Monthly Review John Bellamy Foster wrote of that journal's founder Paul Sweezy, one of the leading Marxist economists in the United States and a graduate assistant of Schumpeter's at Harvard, that Schumpeter "played a formative role in his development as a thinker".[34] Other outstanding students of Schumpeter's include the economists Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen and Hyman Minsky and former chairman of the Federal Reserve, Alan Greenspan.[35] Future Nobel Laureate Robert Solow was his student at Harvard, and he expanded on Schumpeter's theory.[36]

Today, Schumpeter has a following outside standard textbook economics, in areas such as economic policy, management studies, industrial policy, and the study of innovation. Schumpeter was probably the first scholar to develop theories about entrepreneurship. For instance, the European Union's innovation program, and its main development plan, the Lisbon Strategy, are influenced by Schumpeter. The International Joseph A. Schumpeter Society awards the Schumpeter Prize.

The Schumpeter School of Business and Economics opened in October 2008 at the University of Wuppertal. According to University President Professor Lambert T. Koch, "Schumpeter will not only be the name of the Faculty of Management and Economics, but this is also a research and teaching programme related to Joseph A. Schumpeter."[37]

On 17 September 2009, The Economist inaugurated a column on business and management named "Schumpeter."[38] The publication has a history of naming columns after significant figures or symbols in the covered field, including naming its British affairs column after former editor Walter Bagehot and its European affairs column after Charlemagne. The initial Schumpeter column praised him as a "champion of innovation and entrepreneurship" whose writing showed an understanding of the benefits and dangers of business that proved to be far ahead of its time.[39]

Major works


  • Schumpeter, Joseph A. (1906). Über die mathematische Methode der theoretischen Ökonomie. Zeitschrift fuer Volkswirtschaft, Sozialpolitik und Verwaltung. Germany: Wien. OCLC 809174553.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Schumpeter, Joseph A. (1907). Das rentenprinzip in der verteilungslehre. Germany: Jahrbuch für Gesetzgebung, Verwaltung and Volkswirtschaft im Deutschen Reich.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Schumpeter, Joseph A. (1908). Das wesen und der hauptinhalt der theoretischen nationalökonomie. Germany: Leipzig, Duncker & Humblot. OCLC 5455469.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
Translated as: Schumpeter, Joseph A. (2010). The nature and essence of economic theory. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Transaction Publishers. ISBN 9781412811507.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles> Translated by: Bruce A. McDaniel
  • Schumpeter, Joseph A. (1908). Methodological Individualism. Germany. OCLC 5455469.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles> Pdf of preface by F.A. Hayek and first eight pages.
  • Schumpeter, Joseph A. (1909). Bemerkungen über das Zurechnungsproblem. Zeitschrift fuer Wolkswritschaft, Sozialpolitik und Verwaltung. Germany: Wien. OCLC 49426617.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Schumpeter, Joseph A. (1910). Marie Ésprit Léon Walras. Germany: Zeitschrift fuer Wolkswritschaft, Sozialpolitik und Verwaltung. OCLC 64863803.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Schumpeter, Joseph A. (1910). Über das wesen der wirtschaftskrisen. Zeitschrift fuer Wolkswritschaft, Sozialpolitik und Verwaltung. Germany: Wien. OCLC 64863847.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Schumpeter, Joseph A. (1915). Wie studiert man Sozialwissenschaft. Schriften des Sozialwissenschaftlichen Akademischen Vereins in Czernowitz, Heft II. München und Leipzig, Germany: Duncker & Humblot. OCLC 11387887.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Schumpeter, Joseph A.; Opie, Redvers (1983) [1934]. The theory of economic development: an inquiry into profits, capital, credit, interest, and the business cycle. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Transaction Books. ISBN 9780878556984.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles> Translated from the 1911 original German, Theorie der wirtschaftlichen Entwicklung.
  • Schumpeter, Joseph A. (author); Aris, Reinhold (translator) (1954). Economic doctrine and method: an historical sketch. New York: Oxford University Press. OCLC 504289265.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles> Translated from the 1912 original German, Epochen der dogmen - und Methodengeschichte. Pdf version.
Reprinted in hardback as: Schumpeter, Joseph A. (author); Aris, Reinhold (translator) (2011). Economic doctrine and method: an historical sketch. Whitefish Montana: Literary Licensing, LLC. ISBN 9781258003425.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
Reprinted in paperback as: Schumpeter, Joseph A. (author); Aris, Reinhold (translator) (2012). Economic doctrine and method: an historical sketch. Mansfield Centre, Connecticut: Martino Fine Books. ISBN 9781614273370.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Schumpeter, Joseph A. (1914). Das wissenschaftliche lebenswerk eugen von böhm-bawerks. Zeitschrift fuer Wolkswritschaft, Sozialpolitik und Verwaltung. Germany: Wien. OCLC 504214232.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Schumpeter, Joseph A. (1915). Vergangenkeit und Zukunft der Sozialwissenschaft. Germany: München und Leipzig, Duncker & Humblot.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles> Reprinted by the University of Michigan Library
  • Schumpeter, Joseph A. (1918). The crisis of the tax state. OCLC 848977535.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
Reprinted as: Schumpeter, Joseph A. (1991), "The crisis of the tax state", in Swedberg, Richard (ed.), The economics and sociology of capitalism, Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, pp. 99–140, ISBN 9780691003832<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Schumpeter, Joseph A. (1919). The sociology of imperialisms. Germany: Archiv für Sozialwissenschaft und Sozialpolitik.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
Reprinted as: Schumpeter, Joseph A. (author); Sweezy, Paul M. (editor) (1989) [1951]. Imperialism and social classes. Fairfield, New Jersey: Augustus M. Kelley. ISBN 9780678000205.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Schumpeter, Joseph A. (1920). Max Weber's work. German: Der österreichische Volkswirt.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
Reprinted as: Schumpeter, Joseph A. (1991), "Max Weber's work", in Swedberg, Richard (ed.), The economics and sociology of capitalism, Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, pp. 220–229, ISBN 9780691003832<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Schumpeter, Joseph A. (1921). Carl Menger. Zeitschrift fuer Wolkswritschaft, Sozialpolitik und Verwaltung. Germany: Wien. OCLC 809174610.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Schumpeter, Joseph A. (1927). Social classes in an ethnically homogeneous environment. Germany: Archiv für Sozialwissenschaft und Sozialpolitik. OCLC 232481.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
Reprinted as: Schumpeter, Joseph A. (author); Sweezy, Paul M. (editor) (1989) [1951]. Imperialism and social classes. Fairfield, New Jersey: Augustus M. Kelley. ISBN 9780678000205.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Schumpeter, Joseph A. (1928). Das deutsche finanzproblem. Schriftenreihe d. dt. Volkswirt. Berlin, Germany: Dt. Volkswirt. OCLC 49426617.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Schumpeter, Joseph A. (1934), "Depressions: Can we learn from past experience?", in Schumpeter, Joseph A.; Chamberlin, Edward; Leontief, Wassily W.; Brown, Douglass V.; Harris, Seymour E.; Mason, Edward S.; Taylor, Overton H. (eds.), The economics of the recovery program, New York, New York London: McGraw-Hill, OCLC 1555914<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Schumpeter, Joseph A. (1934), "The nature and necessity of a price system", in Harris, Seymour E.; Bernstein, Edward M. (eds.), Economic reconstruction, New York, New York London: McGraw-Hill, ISBN 9781258305727, OCLC 331342<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Schumpeter, Joseph A. (1936), "Professor Taussig on wages and capital", in Taussig, Frank W. (ed.), Explorations in economics: notes and essays contributed in honor of F.W. Taussig, New York, New York: McGraw-Hill, pp. 213–222, ISBN 9780836904352<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Schumpeter, Joseph A. (2006) [1939]. Business cycles: a theoretical, historical, and statistical analysis of the capitalist process. Mansfield Centre, Connecticut: Martino Pub. ISBN 9781578985562.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Schumpeter, Joseph A. (2014) [1942]. Capitalism, socialism and democracy (2nd ed.). Floyd, Virginia: Impact Books. ISBN 978-1617208652.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Schumpeter, Joseph A. (1943), "Capitalism in the postwar world", in Harris, Seymour E. (ed.), Postwar economic problems, New York, New York London: McGraw-Hill, OCLC 730387<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Schumpeter, Joseph A. (1946), "The future of private enterprise in the face of modern socialistic tendencies", in Conference, Papers (ed.), The economics and sociology of capitalism (ESC) Comment sauvegarder l'entreprise privée (conference papers), Montreal: Association Professionnelle des Industriels, pp. 401–405, OCLC 796197764<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
See also the English translation: Henderson, David R.; Prime, Michael G. (Fall 1975). "Schumpeter on preserving private enterprise". History of Political Economy. Duke University Press. 7 (3): 293–298. doi:10.1215/00182702-7-3-293.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Schumpeter, Joseph A.; Crum, William Leonard (1946). Rudimentary mathematics for economists and statisticians. New York, New York London: McGraw-Hill. OCLC 1246233.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Schumpeter, Joseph A. (1946), "Capitalism", in Bento, William (ed.), Encyclopædia Britannica, Chicago: University of Chicago<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Schumpeter, Joseph A. (2009) [1948], "There is still time to stop inflation", in Schumpeter, Joseph A. (author); Clemence, Richard V. (editor) (eds.), Essays: on entrepreneurs, innovations, business cycles, and the evolution of capitalism, Nation's business, 1, New Brunswick, New Jersey: Transaction Books, pp. 241–252CS1 maint: extra text: editors list (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles> ISBN 9781412822749
Originally printed as: Schumpeter, Joseph A. (June 1948). "There is still time to stop inflation". Nation's Business (journal) 1948-06. United States Chamber of Commerce. 6: 33–35.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles> Continued on pp. 88-91.
  • Schumpeter, Joseph A. (1949), "Economic theory and entrepreneurial history", in Wohl, R. R. (ed.), Change and the entrepreneur: postulates and the patterns for entrepreneurial history, Research Center in Entrepreneurial History, Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, OCLC 2030659<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Schumpeter, Joseph A. (1949), "The historical approach to the analysis of business cycles", in National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), Conference (ed.), NBER Conference on Business Cycle Research, Chicago: University of Chicago Press<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Schumpeter, Joseph A. (1951). Ten great economists: from Marx to Keynes. New York Oxford: Oxford University Press. OCLC 166951.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
Reprinted as: Schumpeter, Joseph A. (1965). Ten great economists: from Marx to Keynes. New York Oxford: Oxford University Press. OCLC 894563181.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
Reprinted as: Schumpeter, Joseph A. (1997). Ten great economists: from Marx to Keynes. London: Routledge. ISBN 9780415110785.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
Reprinted as: Schumpeter, Joseph A. (2003). Ten great economists: from Marx to Keynes. San Diego: Simon Publications. ISBN 9781932512090.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Schumpeter, Joseph A. (author); Clemence, Richard V. (editor) (1969) [1951]. Essays on economic topics of J.A. Schumpeter. Port Washington, New York: Kennikat Press. ISBN 9780804605854.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Schumpeter, Joseph A. (1954). History of economic analysis. London: Allen & Unwin. ISBN 9780415108881.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles> Edited from a manuscript by Elizabeth Boody Schumpeter.
  • Schumpeter, Joseph A. (author); Sweezy, Paul M. (editor) (1989) [1951]. Imperialism and social classes. Fairfield, New Jersey: Augustus M. Kelley. ISBN 9780678000205.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Schumpeter, Joseph A. (author); Mann, Fritz Karl (editor); Alvarado, Ruben (translator) (2014). Treatise on money. Aalten, the Netherlands: Wordbridge Publishing. ISBN 9789076660363.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
Originally printed as: Schumpeter, Joseph (1970). Das wesen des geldes. Neuauflage, Göttingen, Germany: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht. ISBN 9783525131213.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles> Reprinted in 2008.
  • Schumpeter, Joseph A. (author); Swedberg, Richard (editor) (1991). The economics and sociology of capitalism. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press. ISBN 9780691003832.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

Journal articles

Reprinted as: Schumpeter, Joseph A. (2009) [1948], "There is still time to stop inflation", in Schumpeter, Joseph A. (author); Clemence, Richard V. (editor) (eds.), Essays: on entrepreneurs, innovations, business cycles, and the evolution of capitalism, Nation's business, 1, New Brunswick, New Jersey: Transaction Books, pp. 241–252CS1 maint: extra text: editors list (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles> ISBN 9781412822749



See also


  1. Liberty Fund, Inc. (2007-10-08). "Joseph Alois Schumpeter: Biography". Retrieved 2010-09-21.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Stone, Brad; Vance, Ashlee (January 25, 2009). "$200 Laptops Break a Business Model". New York Times. Retrieved 2010-09-21. Indeed, Silicon Valley may be one of the few places where businesses are still aware of the ideas of Joseph Schumpeter, an economist from Austria who wrote about business cycles during the first half of the last century. He said the lifeblood of capitalism was 'creative destruction.' Companies rising and falling would unleash innovation and in the end make the economy stronger.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Reisman, David A. (2004). Schumpeter's Market: Enterprise and Evolution. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing. p. 4.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Shionoya, Yuichi (2007). Schumpeter and the Idea of Social Science: A Metatheoretical Study. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p. 14.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. Seidl, Christian (1994). "The Bauer-Schumpeter Controversy on Socialisation". History of Economic Ideas. Accademia Editoriale  – via JSTOR (subscription required). 2 (2): 54–67.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. Allen, Robert Loring (1991). Opening Doors: The Life and Work of Joseph Schumpeter. Transaction. pp. 186–189.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. McCraw, Prophet of Innovation, pp. 231-232.
  8. McCraw, pp. 317–321
  9. Entrepreneurship, Competitiveness and Local Development. (Iandoli, Landström and Raffa, 2007, p. 5)
  10. McCraw, pp. 337–343
  11. McCraw, Prophet of Innovation, pp. 210–217.
  12. McCraw, pp. 273–278. 306–311.
  13. McCraw p. 347 et seq.
  14. George Viksnins. Professor of Economics. Georgetown University. Economic Systems in Historical Perspective
  15. Schumpeter's Diary as quoted in "Prophet of Innovation" by Thomas McCraw, page 4.
  16. P.A. Samuelson and W.D. Nordhaus, Economics (1998, p. 178)
  17. Giersch, H. (1984). "The Age of Schumpeter". The American Economic Review. 74 (2): 103–109. JSTOR 1816338.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  18. Geoffrey Hawthorn, "Schumpeter the Superior"
  19. Joseph A. Schumpeter. A Theory of Social and Economic Evolution (Andersen, E.S., 2011)
  20. PG Michaelides, The Influence of the German Historical School on Schumpeter, 17th International Conference of the European Association for. Evolutionary Political Economy, Bremen/Germany, November 2005.
  21. PG Michaelides, Joseph Schumpeter and the German Historical School, Cambridge Journal of Economics 2009, 33, 495–516.
  22. (Freeman, 2009; p. 126) in Techno-economic paradigms: essays in honor of Carlota Perez. Edited by Wolfgang Drechsler, Erik Reinert, Rainer Kattel.
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  25. Schumpeter, J.A. The theory of economic development : an inquiry into profits, capital, credit, interest, and the business cycle translated from the German by Redvers Opie (1961) New York: OUP
  26. Recent research suggests that the Kuznets swing could be regarded as the third harmonic of the Kondratiev wave – see Korotayev, Andrey V., & Tsirel, Sergey V. A Spectral Analysis of World GDP Dynamics: Kondratieff Waves, Kuznets Swings, Juglar and Kitchin Cycles in Global Economic Development, and the 2008–2009 Economic Crisis. Structure and Dynamics. 2010. Vol.4. #1. pp. 3–57.
  27. John Medearis, "Schumpeter, the New Deal, and Democracy", The American Political Science Review, 1997.
  28. Schumpeter, J. A. (1947) The Creative Response in Economic History. Journal of Economic History, Vol. 7 149-159.
  29. Schumpeter, Joseph (1942). Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy. New York: Harper and Roe Publishers. p. 82.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  30. Freeman, Christopher, ed. Long Wave Theory, International Library of Critical Writings in Economics: Edward Elgar, 1996
  31. Rosenberg, Nathan. "Technological Innovation and Long Waves." In Exploring the Black Box: Technology, Economics, and History, 62-84. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1994.
  33. 33.0 33.1 An Introduction to Economics with Emphasis on Innovation, Pol, E Carroll,P, 2006
  34. Foster, John Bellamy (May 2008). "Sweezy in Perspective". Monthly Review. Retrieved 2010-09-21.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  35. Greenspan, Alan (2007). The Age of Turbulence: Adventures in a New World. Penguin Press. p. 48. ISBN 978-1-59420-131-8. I've watched the process [creative destruction] at work through my entire career,<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  36. Thoma, Mark (2007-05-17). "Robert Solow on Joseph Schumpeter". Retrieved 2010-09-21.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  37. "Opening ceremony: Schumpeter School of Business and Economics". University of Wuppertal. 8 July 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  38. "Taking Flight". The Economist. 17 September 2009.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  39. Schumpeter (17 September 2009). "Taking flight". Retrieved 30 August 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

Further reading

  • Carayannis, E. G.; Ziemnowicz, C., eds. (2007). Rediscovering Schumpeter. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 978-1-4039-4241-8.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Cheung, Edward "Baby Boomers, Generation X and Social Cycles" "The latest findings on Schumpeter's Creative Destruction."
  • Dahms, Harry (1995). "From Creative Action to the Social Rationalization of the Economy: Joseph A. Schumpeter's Social Theory". Sociological Theory. 13 (1): 1–13. doi:10.2307/202001. JSTOR 202001.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Davis, Horace B. "Schumpeter as Sociologist," Science and Society, vol. 24, no. 1 (Winter 1960), pp. 13–35. In JSTOR.
  • Groenewegen, Peter, 2003. Classics and Moderns in Economics: Essays on Nineteenth And Twentieth Century Economic Thought: Vol. 2. Routledge. Chpt. 22, pp. 203+
  • Harris, Seymour E., ed. (1951). Schumpeter: Social Scientist. Harvard University Press. ISBN 978-0-8369-1138-1.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Heilbroner, Robert (2000) [1953]. "Chapter 10: The Contradictions of Joseph Schumpeter". The Worldly Philosophers (seventh ed.). London: Penguin Books. ISBN 978-0-140-29006-6.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>.
  • Humphrey, Thomas M. (2008). "Schumpeter, Joseph (1893–1950)". In Hamowy, Ronald (ed.). The Encyclopedia of Libertarianism. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE; Cato Institute. pp. 452–5. ISBN 978-1-4129-6580-4. LCCN 2008009151. OCLC 750831024.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • McCraw, Thomas K. (2007). Prophet of Innovation: Joseph Schumpeter and Creative Destruction. Belknap Press. ISBN 978-0-674-02523-3.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Michaelides, Panayotis; Milios, John (2005). "Did Hilferding Influence Schumpeter?" (PDF). History of Economics Review. 41 (Winter): 98–125. Retrieved 2 July 2010.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Muller, Jerry Z., 2002. The Mind and the Market: Capitalism in Western Thought. Anchor Books.
  • Robbins, L. C. (1955). "Schumpeter's History of Economic Analysis". Quarterly Journal of Economics. 69 (1): 1–22. doi:10.2307/1884847.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Swedberg, Richard (1992). Schumpeter: A Biography. Princeton University Press. ISBN 978-0-691-04296-1.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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