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Eucken, Walter

  • Stefan KolevEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-7883-6_210-2

Abstract

The purpose of this entry is to delineate the political economy of Walter Eucken. To reach this goal, a history of economics approach is harnessed. First, the entry concisely reconstructs Eucken’s life, intellectual evolution, and heritage. Second, it presents the specificities of his “theory of orders” and his “order-based policy” gateway to a rule-based political economy.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Wilhelm Röpke Institute, Erfurt and University of Applied Sciences ZwickauZwickauGermany