Factors that disequilibrate the market

Kirzner's emphasis on the equilibrating function of entrepreneurship naturally focuses attention on factors that disequilibrate the market. The very notion of equilibrium suggests an economy that will continue on its present path undisturbed until it is shocked out of equilibrium. Then the equilibrating forces of the market take over to put the economy back on its equilibrium path. A number of factors could disequilibrate the market. For example, preferences could change, requiring resources to...