At the time of his death in 1950, Joseph Schumpeter was working on his monumental History of Economic Analysis. Unprecedented in scope, the book was to provide a complete history of economic theory from Ancient Greece to the end of the second world war. A major contribution to the history of ideas as well as to economics, History of Economic Analysis rapidly gained a reputation as a unique and classic work.
As well being an economist, Schumpeter was a gifted mathematician, historian, philosopher and psychologist and this is reflected in the multi-disciplinary nature of his great endeavour. Topics addressed include the techniques of economic analysis, contemporaneous developments in other sciences and the sociology of economics. This inclusiveness extends to the periods and individuals who figure in the book. As well as dealing with all of the major economists from Adam Smith to Maynard Keynes, the book considers the economic writings of Plato and Aristotle, of the Medieval Scholastics and of the major European economists. Throughout, Schumpeter perceived economics as a human science and this is reflected in a volume which is lucid and insightful throughout.

part I|48 pages


chapter I|9 pages

[Introduction and Plan]

chapter 4|16 pages

The Sociology of Economics

part II|327 pages

From The Beginnings To The First Classical Situation (To About 1790)

chapter 1|22 pages

Graeco-Roman Economics

chapter P2-4|41 pages

The Econometricians and Turgot1

chapter P2-5|26 pages

Population, Returns, Wages, and Employment

chapter P2-6|59 pages

Value and Money1

chapter P2-7|42 pages

The ‘Mercantilist' Literature 1

part III|373 pages

From 1790 to 1870

chapter P3-1|14 pages

Introduction and Plan

chapter P3-2|14 pages

Socio-Political Backgrounds

chapter P3-3|56 pages

The Intellectual Scenery

chapter P3-4|64 pages

Review Of The Troops

chapter P3-5|48 pages

General Economics: A Cross Section

chapter 6|113 pages

[General Economics: Pure Theory]1

chapter 7|63 pages

Money, Credit, And Cycles

part IV|386 pages

From 1870 To 1914

chapter 1|6 pages

Introduction And Plan

chapter 2|22 pages

Background And Patterns

chapter 3|19 pages

Some Developments In Neighboring Fields

chapter 4|25 pages

[Sozialpolitik and the Historical Method 1

chapter 7|123 pages

Equilibrium Analysis*

chapter 8|63 pages

Money, Credit, and Cycles

part V|48 pages


chapter 1|9 pages

[Introduction and Plan]

chapter 4|10 pages

Dynamics and Business Cycle Research

chapter 5|15 pages

[Keynes and Modern Macroeconomics]1