Joseph A.Schumpeter

Joseph A.Schumpeter : His Life and Work

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Joseph A. Schumpeter (1883-1950) is one of the most celebrated authors on the economics and sociology of the 20th century. Richard Swedberg's biography provides an account of Schumpeter's varied life, his ventures into politics and private banking as well as his academic career. As a backdrop to these, Swedberg also discusses Schumpeter's tragic personal life. This book provides a thorough overview of Schumpeter's writings, also introduces previously unpublished material based on his letters and interviews. Swedberg emphasizes that Schumpeter saw economics as a form of social investigation, consisting of four fields: economic theory, economic sociology, economic history and statistics. The author describes and analyzes Schumpeter's theory of social classes and modern states as well as his more famous theory of the entrepreneur.show more

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  • Hardback | 280 pages
  • 152 x 229mm
  • Polity Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2 figures, 1 photograph, index, bibliography
  • 0745607926
  • 9780745607924

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Childhood and youth; early economic works; in politics; the difficult decade; excursions in economic sociology; in the United States; capitalism, socialism and democracy; last years, last work. Appendices: aphorisms from Schumpeter's private diary; Schumpeter's novel "Ships in the Fog" (a fragment); letters by Schumpeter.show more

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