The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

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Stackelberg, Heinrich von (1905–1946)

  • Wilhelm Krelle
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Heinrich von Stackelberg was born on 31 October 1905, in Kudinowo, near Moscow, where his father was the director of a factory. The homeland of the family was the Baltic state of Estonia, although his mother was born in Argentina of Spanish descent. The family escaped the Russian revolution, retiring first to Yalta in the Crimea, and afterwards to Germany. They initially settled in Ratibor, Silesia but moved to Cologne in 1923. He completed his high school education in Cologne, studied economics at the University of Cologne, obtaining his ‘Diplomvolkswirt’ (master of economics) in 1927, ‘Dr. rer.pol.’ in 1930, and his habilitation in 1935.

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