Joseph Schumpeter and Modern Nonlinear Dynamics
AbstractThis paper explores the conceptual links between Joseph Schumpeterâ€™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 Schumpeterâ€™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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Length: 19 pages
Date of creation: 11 Apr 2005
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Note: Type of Document - pdf; pages: 19. Prepared for Vittorangelo Orati and Shri Dahiya (eds.), Economic Theory in the Light of Schumpeterâ€™s Scientific Heritage: Essays in Memory of Schumpeter on his 50th Death Anniversary, Spellbound Publications, Rohtak, 2001, pp. 187-196.
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- William Barnett & Morgan Rose, 2012. "Joseph Schumpeter and Modern Nonlinear Dynamics," WORKING PAPERS SERIES IN THEORETICAL AND APPLIED ECONOMICS 201230, University of Kansas, Department of Economics, revised Sep 2012.
- D5 - Microeconomics - - General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium
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