The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

2018 Edition
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Röpke, Wilhelm (1899–1966)

  • Josef Molsberger
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German economist and social philosopher, a leading figure of German Neo-liberalism, Röpke was born on 10 October 1899 at Schwarmstedt (Hannover) and died on 12 February 1966 at Geneva. Obtaining the Dr.rer.pol. (1921) and Habilitation (1922) at the University of Marburg, he became professor of economics at Jena (1924), Graz (1928) and again Marburg (1929). A liberal adversary of National Socialism, Röpke was ousted from office for political reasons in 1933 and went into exile. He was professor at the University of Istanbul (1933–37) and at the Graduate Institute for International Studies, Geneva (1937–66).

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  • Josef Molsberger
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