I wish to acknowledge the kind assistance of Professors Rick Holt and Ingrid Rima, who assisted with the editorial review work that needed to be done by serving along with myself on the editorial committee. Mr. Alan Jarvis, Ms. Olivia Eccleshall, and the rest of the staff at Routledge were especially efficient in completing the many chores associated with publishing this manuscript in a timely and tidy manner. Babson College was especially gracious in providing a beautiful campus site for our June 1994 Conference and providing me with several course releases. Finally I wish to mention the Babson College Board of Research, which funded some of the typing and editorial work on the project. The following individuals deserve a special word of thanks for the good work they did helping me organize the June 1994 History of Economics Society Conference, where the papers now included in this volume were first presented: Mr. Carl Citron, Mrs. Anita Clymas, Mr. Craig Decker, Ms. Kathleen Forrest, Ms. Widdy S.Ho, Ms. Desiree Koutouan, Mr. Michael McBrien, Mr. Joshua Louis Moss, Ms. Diep Phan, Ms. Cecily Sanchez, Ms. Wendy Silverman, and Dr. Mark Tomass.
Joseph A.Schumpeter was one of the greatest economists of the twentieth century. His History of Economic Analysis is perhaps the greatest contribution to the history of economics, providing a magisterial account of the development of the subject from Ancient Greece to the mid-twentieth century. Schumpeter’s views on his predecessors have proved to be a constant source of controversy. Here individual chapters examine such disparate questions as Schumpeter’s apparent disregard for the American Institutionalises, his grudging respect for Adam Smith, the perspicacity of his views on Quesnay, and his preference for Walras over Pareto. Four chapters are devoted to the early medieval schools, neglected in all of his writings. Schumpeter’s magnum opus is related to the rest of his economic output, especially his views on money and on methodology. With contributions by leading historians of economics from six countries, this volume analyses Schumpeter’s contribution to the history of economics, considers its lasting significance, and uses it as a benchmark to assess the current state of the field. Laurence S.Moss is Professor of Economics at Babson College, Massachusetts. Richard Arena (Chapter 11) is Professor of Economics at the University of Latapses in Nice-Sophia Antipolis, France. Roger E.Backhouse (Chapter 2) is a Reader in the History of Economic Thought at the University of Birmingham, England. Louis Baeck (Chapter 7) is a Professor at the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium. William Barber (Chapter 3) is Andrews Professor of Economics Emeritus at Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut. Peter J.Boettke (Chapter 16) is a Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics at New York University. Philippe Broda (Chapter 15) is a Professor at the Centre d’Histoire de la Pensée Economique, University of Paris I Pantheon/Sorbonne. Antonio Callari (Chapter 17) is Professor of Economics at Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Annie L.Cot (Chapter 5) is Professor of Economics at University of Lille I and University of Paris I. Ghislain Deleplace (Chapter 10) is a Professor of Economics at University of Paris VIII. Agnès Festré (Chapter 11) is preparing her dissertation at the University of Latapses in Nice-Sophia Antipolis, France. Hamid Hosseini (Chapter 6) is Professor of Economics at King’s College, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, and is a Visiting Scholar at Harvard University. Jérôme Lallement (Chapter 5) is Professor of Economics at the University of Bourgogne. Nelson P.Lande (Chapter 8) is Lecturer in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Massachusetts-Boston. Laurence S.Moss (editor) is Professor of Economics at Babson College, Babson Park, Massachusetts. Spencer J.Pack (Chapter 12) is Professor of Economics at Connecticut College, New London, Connecticut. Mark Perlman (Chapter 1) is Professor Emeritus at the University of Pittsburgh. Bette Polkinghorn (Chapter 4) is Professor of Economics at California State University at Sacramento. Steven Pressman (Chapter 14) is Professor of Economics and Finance at Monmouth University, West Long Branch, New Jersey. David L.Prychitko (Chapter 16) is a Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics at SUNY-Oswego. Yuichi Shionoya (Chapter 18) is Professor Emeritus at Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo, Japan. Nathalie Sigot (Chapter 13) is at University of Paris I Pantheon/Sorbonne and at University of Picardie. Mark Tomass (Chapter 9) is a Visiting Professor at Masaryk University, Czech Republic.