Encyclopedia of Law and Economics

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Schmoller, Gustav Von

  • Daniel NientiedtEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-7753-2_426


Gustav von Schmoller (1838–1917) was a German economist. As the leader of the younger historical school, he was a very influential academic in Imperial Germany. This entry describes Schmoller’s life and career, his particular approach to economics, as well as two important methodological disputes that he participated in.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Walter Eucken InstituteFreiburgGermany