The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

2018 Edition
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Lutz, Friedrich August (1901–1975)

  • Jürg Niehans
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Lutz was born on 29 December 1901, in Sarrebourg (Lorraine), then part of Germany. He died in Zurich on 4 October 1975. After studying economics in Heidelberg, Berlin and Tübingen and working briefly for the German Machine Builders’ Association, he embarked on an academic career as an assistant to Walter Eucken in Freiburg (Germany), where he was a lecturer from 1932 to 1938. He belonged to the neoliberal ‘Freiburg Circle’ for the rest of his life and later became one of the founders of the Mont Pélerin Society.

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  • Jürg Niehans
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