Encyclopedia of Law and Economics

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  • Stefan Kolev
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-7883-6_618-1


The purpose of this entry is to delineate the political economy of various authors related to ordoliberalism. To reach this goal, a history of economics approach is harnessed. First, the historical background around the time of its inception is presented. Second, an overview of the substantive core and the heterogeneity of the different strands of ordoliberalism is reconstructed. Third, its historical impact on and current potential for political economy are evaluated.


Political Economy Social Order Economic Order Social Market Economy Substantive Core 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Business and EconomicsUniversity of Applied Sciences Zwickau / Wilhelm Röpke Institute ErfurtZwickauGermany