Econintersect: Last week our documentary was the first of a two-part lecture by Steve Keen on the history of disequilibrium economics. This part emphasizes the contributions of Joseph Schumpeter, an “early modern” member of the Austrian School of economics and a contemporary of Ludwig von Mises. (See GEI Analysis article, Mises and Schumpeter: Friendly Rivals?.)
Mainstream economists have operated on the premise that complex economic systems cannot operate without extended periods of equilibrium, interrupted by by occasional disruptive shocks which then recover to a restored equilibrium. Keen concentrates on the treatment of equilibrium and disequilibrium starting with Karl Marx and extended to Joseph Schumpeter, Irving Fisher, John Maynard Keynes, Michal Kalecki and Richard Goodwin.
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This was one of a series of lectures presented to the Meeting of Finance Ministers of Latin America and at FLACSO (Latin American Social Sciences Institute) in Quito on 28-30 November 2013. Three earlier lectures have been posted previously, here, here
and here (last week).