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Joseph A.Schumpeter


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Introduction. . 1. Childhood and Youth. 2. Early Economic Works. 3. In Politics. 4. The Difficult Decade. 5. Excursions in Economic Sociology. 6. In the United States. 7. Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy. 8. Last Years, Last Work. .

Appendix 1: Aphorisms from Schumpeter's Private Diary.

Appendix 2: Schumpeter's Novel Ships in the Fog (A Fragment).

Appendix 3: Letters by Schumpeter.

Bibliography of Schumpeter's Writings.


About the Author

Richard Swedberg has edited and introduced an edition of Schumpeter's texts entitled Joseph A. Schumpeter: The Economics and Sociology of Capitalism (Princeton University Press, 1990/1).


'Swedberg ... skilfully explores the links between Schumpeter's work, his personality and his times.' Financial Times

'Schumpeter's life is shot through with a drama which Swedberg skilfully interweaves with a discussion of his work.' Network

'[Swedberg] thoughtfully uncovers different layers of the eminent economist's personality... a lucid, readable study' New York Times Book Review

'The Swedberg biography is a remarkable broad based achievement. It offers a coherant thesis and argues that thesis well. I recommend this biography without hesitation to anyone interested in Joseph A. Schumpter, social scientist and human being.' Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics

'Richard Swedberg's account of Schumpeter's life and work provides the more complete portrait of Schumpeter, both as man and economist. Swedberg ... marshalls a wealth of biographical detail and straddles several academic disciplines.' Times Literary Supplement

'Swedberg provides an intellectual biography which is illuminating both about Schumpeter's life in Vienna, Bonn, and Harvard, and the development of his ideas.' Political Studies

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