The German Historical School and European Economic Thought

The German Historical School and European Economic Thought

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The financial crisis of 2008 has revived interest in economic scholarship from a historical perspective. The most in depth studies of the relationship between economics and history can be found in the work of the so-called German Historical School (GHS). The influence of the GHS in the USA and Britain has been well documented, but far less has been written on the rest of Europe. This volume studies the interconnection between economic thought and economic policy from the mid-nineteenth century to the interwar period. It examines how the School's ideas spread and was interpreted in different European countries between 1850 and 1930, analysing its legacies in these countries. In doing so, the book is able to trace the interconnection between economic thought and economic policy, adding new voices to the debate on the diffusion of ideas and flow of knowledge. This book identifies issues related to topics such as nationalism and cosmopolitanism in the history of ideas and clarifies themes in policy making that are still currently debated. These include monetary policy and benefits of free trade for all parties involved in international exchanges. This book will be of a great interest to those who study history of economic thought, economic theory and political more

Product details

  • Hardback | 272 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 22.86mm | 498g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1 black & white tables, 1 colour tables
  • 113894050X
  • 9781138940505

About Jose Luis Cardoso

Jose Luis Cardoso is a research professor at the Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon, Portugal. Michalis Psalidopoulos is a professor at the Department of Economics, University of Athens and chairman of the board and scientific director of the Centre for Planning and Economic Research, Athens, more

Table of contents

Introduction Jose Luis Cardoso and Michalis Psalidopoulos The impact of the German Historical School on the evolution of economic thought in Austria Gunther Chaloupek The reception of the German Historical Schools among French economists (1857-1900) Jean-Pierre Potier Economics, Statistics and History. The Legacy of the German Historical School in Belgium Guido Erreygers and Maarten Van Dijck On the surface things seemed quiet. The reception of the German Historical School in the Netherlands Bert Tieben and Evert Schoorl The German Historical School of Economics in the Italian Debate (1870 - 1890) Vitantonio Gioia The German Historical School in Spain. From the fringes to mainstream (1870-1936) Jesus Astigarraga and Juan Zabalza The Influence of the German Historical School in Portugal Antonio Almodovar and Jose Luis Cardoso The Legacy of the German Historical School in Greek Economic Thought and Policy Michalis Psalidopoulos and Yorgos Stassinopoulos A Hundred Years of German Connection in Turkish Economic Thought: Historismus and Otherwise Eyup Ozveren Sweden and the Historical School: Eight Scholars going to Germany, 1874-1906 Benny Carlson The Influence of German Historical School on Economic Theory and Economic Thought in Russia Vladimir Avtonomov and Georgy Gloveli The Evolution of German Historical School in Bulgaria (1878-1944) Nikolay Nenovsky and Pencho D. Penchev Concluding Remarks Harald Hagemannshow more

Review quote

"The book, with its original conception, is likely to become a standard reference, and its work will not easily be duplicated...The book, therefore, is to be highly recommended..."Bertram Schefold, FB Wirtschaftswissenschaften, Goethe-Universität, Journal of Economic Literatureshow more