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Joseph Schumpeter and Modern Nonlinear Dynamics

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  • William Barnett

    (Department of Economics, The University of Kansas)

  • Morgan Rose

    (Washington University in St.Louis)

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This paper explores the conceptual links between Joseph Schumpeter’s theory of instability under capitalism and both theoretical and empirical research that has been done over the past fifteen years in nonlinear dynamics. Recent work related to chaos and bifurcation theory is shown to be consistent with Schumpeter’s view that instability is an inherent feature of capitalism, and that there is a positive, though difficult, role for stabilization policy as a result. The strong claim that modern research has proven Schumpeter correct is not made, but rather that existing recent research is not inconsistent with his views.

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Paper provided by University of Kansas, Department of Economics in its series WORKING PAPERS SERIES IN THEORETICAL AND APPLIED ECONOMICS with number 201230.

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Length: 19 pages
Date of creation: Sep 2012
Date of revision: Sep 2012
Handle: RePEc:kan:wpaper:201230

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