Water in the desert? The influence of Wilhelm Röpke on Ludwig Erhard and the social market economy

Water in the desert? The influence of Wilhelm Röpke on Ludwig Erhard and the social market economy It is commonly believed that Wilhelm Röpke heavily influenced Ludwig Erhard and, through him, West Germany’s social market economy. This article demonstrates that Röpke’s influence on Erhard was limited. Although the two men shared many common ideals, they also differed on many fundamental issues. Moreover, Erhard developed his ideas before he read Röpke’s wartime trilogy. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Review of Austrian Economics Springer Journals

Water in the desert? The influence of Wilhelm Röpke on Ludwig Erhard and the social market economy

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Publisher
Kluwer Academic Publishers
Copyright
Copyright © 2006 by Springer Science + Business Media, LLC
Subject
Economics; Public Finance; Political Science; History of Economic Thought/Methodology
ISSN
0889-3047
eISSN
1573-7128
D.O.I.
10.1007/s11138-006-9249-8
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Abstract

It is commonly believed that Wilhelm Röpke heavily influenced Ludwig Erhard and, through him, West Germany’s social market economy. This article demonstrates that Röpke’s influence on Erhard was limited. Although the two men shared many common ideals, they also differed on many fundamental issues. Moreover, Erhard developed his ideas before he read Röpke’s wartime trilogy.

Journal

The Review of Austrian EconomicsSpringer Journals

Published: Jan 1, 2006

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