Stefan Kolev/ Patricia Commun: Wilhelm Röpke (1899-1966) – A Liberal Political Economist and Conservative Philosopher

This volume provides a comprehensive account of Wilhelm Röpke as a liberal political economist and social philosopher. Wilhelm Röpke (1899-1966) was a key protagonist of transatlantic neoliberalism, a prominent public intellectual and a gifted international networker. As an original thinker, he always positioned himself at the interface between political economy Continue Reading…

Stefan Kolev/ Nils Goldschmidt/ Jan-Otmar Hesse: Debating liberalism: Walter Eucken, F. A. Hayek and the early history of the Mont Pelerine Society

Walter Eucken is mostly known for his impact on establishing the Social Market Economy in post-war Germany. In this paper we identify how Eucken was highly influential in the formation of the Mont Pèlerin Society (MPS), and how German ordoliberalism left a significant footprint on the early history of the Continue Reading…

Ekkehard A. Köhler/ Lars P. Feld/ Daniel Nientiedt: The “Dark Ages of German Macroeconomics” and Other Alleged Shortfalls in German Economic Thought

Ordoliberalism is often accused as being responsible for Germany’s policy stance during the Eurozone crisis. Ordoliberalism originates from the so-called Freiburg School of Economics, founded by Walter Eucken during the 1930s at the University of Freiburg, which is in fact in Germany. It is however neither true that ordoliberal thought Continue Reading…