The Economic Consequences of the War

  • Ola InnsetEmail author
Part of the Springer Studies in the History of Economic Thought book series (SSHET)


Innset follows the various thinkers connected to the neoliberal project since the 1938 Lippmann Colloquium through the war years, in which their organizational efforts were stifled. In spite of many attempts, Hayek failed to gain an official position within the British war effort and was exiled with his LSE colleagues to Kings College in Cambridge, where he wrote The Road to Serfdom. A number of other neoliberals would write books containing the dual argument during the war, and immediately after Hayek toured the USA gaining valuable contacts and financial support for his “army of freedom fighters”. In continental Europe, neoliberals like Röpke, Eucken, Rougier and De Jouvenel balanced the relationship to fascism and Nazism in a variety of ways.


Neoliberalism Second World War Economic planning Exile Fascism 

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  1. 1.National Library of NorwayOsloNorway

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