Joseph Schumpeter and Neo-Classical Economics

Explains Joseph Schumpeter’s economic theories and the neo-classical view of economics and then contrasts the two theories.

Schumpeter’s economic theories as they are outlined in “Capitalism, Democracy and Socialism” differ significantly from the neo-classical view of economics. The neo-classical view is outlined-with reference to Adam Smith as a representative neo-classical economist–and contrasted with Schumpeter’s theories. Schumpeter’s absorption of Marxism, his views on markets and monopolies, and his ruminations on the future of capitalism are highlighted and contrasted with the neo-classical paradigm.