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The main purpose of this paper is to present the economic development theory of J. A. Schumpeter in the frame of evolution theory. Although Schumpeter had. Joseph A. Schumpeter proclaims in this classical analysis of capitalist society first published in that economics is a natural self-regulating mechanism when. 'The Theory of Economic Development' is still one of the most famous and exist , Schumpeter's theory is still, to my mind, the most fascinating as well as the.

Schumpeter spent a year in England, loosely affiliated with the LSE , ostensibly undertaking research for a project on English common law.

But in fact, Schumpeter spent much of his time as a man about town enjoying the delights of London. In , Schumpeter married Gladys Ricarde Sever, the daughter of an Anglican dignitary, and soon after took a job with an Italian law firm in Cairo, Egypt.

It was a well-paid position and Schumpeter relished the high life of the expatriate elite. He finish his first major work on economic methodology while in Cairo.

Schumpeter submitted his habilitation thesis at Vienna and quickly obtained a job in March as assistant professor at the University of Czernowitz east Galicia, now Ukraine.

It was while he was teaching at Czernowitz that Schumpeter wrote his Theory of Economic Development , where he first outlined his famous theory of entrepreneurship.

He argued those daring spirits, entrepreneurs, created technical and financial innovations in the face of competition and falling profits - and that it was these spurts of activity which generated irregular economic growth. Bored of provincial Czernowitz, Schumpeter moved on to become full professor of economics at the University of Graz in Despite being saddled with a heavy teaching load all economics courses were foisted on him , Schumpeter found time to write a stream of books and articles during this stage.

Nonetheless, Schumpeter found the environment at Graz to be hostile. He jumped at the opportunity to spend a year at Columbia in the United States. When World War I broke out in , Schumpeter's wife refused to return to Austria, and went back to England on her own they were eventually divorced by Schumpeter's wartime years were spent rather unproductively in Graz.

Schumpeter opposed the war, partly out of Anglophilia, but also partly because of patriotism - Schumpeter feared the war boded ill for the Hapsburg empire, and was merely serving to increase Germany's dominance over Austro-Hungary.

The invitation had been extended by old Austro-Marxist friends, Rudolf Hilferding and Emil Lederer , from his student days in Vienna, and Schumpeter accepted as Schumpeter later quipped, "if someone wants to commit suicide, it is a good thing if a doctor is present". After a few months of discussion, Schumpeter signed the majority report written by the Marxists rather than the minority report of the liberals , agreeing that some kind of nationalization was necessary to make the German economy more efficient.

Schumpeter left Berlin in March to take up the more alluring offer to serve as Minister of Finance in the new rump state of Austria. Schumpeter was invited not for political reasons, but as a technician to solve the country's economic mess.

Unfortunately, the situation in Austria was impossible to manage, and Schumpeter presided over a period of raging hyperinflation, and was dismissed later that year. After a brief return to teaching at Graz, Schumpeter decided to resign his professorship in He migrated to the private sector and became the president of a small Viennese banking house.

He assumed that change is the basic element of dynamic process, and those changes come in the form of innovations. Any innovation may consist of: a The introduction of a new product b The introduction of a new method of production c The opening up of a new market d The conquest of a new source of supply of raw materials or semi manufactured goods. The new combinations of these factors are essential for the development process to start.

It is to be energised by the development agents and such agents are innovators or entrepreneurs. The entrepreneur is considered as the hero in the Schumpeterian development. Feature 2.

The Theory Of Economic Development

Role of the Entrepreneur: Entrepreneur or innovator is the key figure in Schumpeter analysis of the process of development. He occupies the central place in the development process because he initiates development in a society and carries it forward. Entrepreneurship is different from managerial activity. A manager simply directs production under existing techniques but entrepreneurship, requires the introduction of something new. An entrepreneur is also different from a capitalist.

The capitalist simply furnishes the funds while the entrepreneur directs the use of these funds. For this, he needs downloading power in the form of credit and capital which he can borrow from banks and other financial institutions.

Thus, credit and bank plays a vital role in economic development. The invention in one field of the economic activity will induce inventions in the related fields. Thus, credit creation becomes an important part of the development model. Profits arise due to dynamic changes resulting from an innovation.

They continue to exist till the innovation becomes general. Breaking the Circular Flow: Schumpeter regards economic development as a dynamic and discontinuous process.

The Theory Of Economic Development

The society progresses through trade cycles. In order to break the circular flow, the innovating entrepreneurs are financed by bank credit expansion.

Since investment in innovation is risky, they must be paid bank interest on it. Innovations in one field may induce other innovations in related fields.

For example, the emergence of a motor car industry, may in turn, stimulated a wave of new investments in the construction of highways, rubber tyres and petroleum products etc. But the spread is never cent percent.

The spread of innovation can be explained with the help of a figure. The curve OL represents that firms adopt an innovation slowly to start but soon the adoption of innovation gains momentum but it never reaches percent adoption by firms.

Feature 3. Business Cycle or Cyclical Process: The next component of development according to Schumpeter is the business cycle. He believes that business cycle or crisis is not merely the result of economic factors but also of non-economic factors.

How booms and depression appear and collapse? According to Schumpeter, the creation of bank credit is assumed to accelerate money incomes and prices in the economy.


It creates a cumulative expansion throughout the economy. With the increase in the downloading power of the consumers, the demand for the products increases in relation to supply.

The rising prices and the high rates of profits stimulate producers to raise investments by borrowing from the banks. The credit inflation starts with the entrance of new entrepreneurs in the field of production, which superimposes on the primary wave of innovations.

This may be called boom or prosperity period. In this stage, the economic activities reach their maximum heights and the idle or unemployed resources are minimised.

Schumpeter 1911: Farsighted Visions on Economic Development

During the boom period, the new products start appearing in the market with the entrance of new entrepreneurs. These products displace the old ones and thus decrease their demand in the market. Consequently, the prices of old products fall. With a view to liquidating their stocks, the old firms start selling their goods at a low price and hence most of the firms incur losses and some firms are even forced to run into loss.

Investment declines and unemployment starts, leading to a fall in the aggregate demand.

As the entrepreneurs start repaying bank loans, the quantity of money in circulation is reduced and prices start falling. Profits too decline and come to zero point. Uncertainty and risk increase. A wave of pessimism sweeps the entire economy and the boom period ends with the appearance of the phase of depression.Subscribe to receive information about forthcoming books, seasonal catalogs, and more, in newsletters tailored to your interests.

This analysis focusses on the interrela- tions between technological change, institutions, transition periods, and crises [42]. However for capital market development, investors protection policies should be enhanced in order to strengthen and improve public confidence in the capital market, such as reducing charges for the download and sale of securities and reduction of listing requirements for new companies on the exchange.

The very success of capitalism undermines the social institutions which protect it and inevitably creates conditions in which it will not be able to live and which strongly point to socialism as the heir apparent. They initiate the economic development in the spontaneous and discontinuous manner. Marget, Money and the Social Product. It is harmless only in the analysis of stationary states, although even there it implies a misrepresentation of facts Schumpeter, , Vol. First edition.

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