The European Heritage in Economics and the Social Sciences

Gustav von Schmoller and Adolph Wagner

Legacy and Lessons for Civil Society and the State

Editors: Backhaus, Jürgen, Chaloupek, Günther, Frambach, Hans (Eds.)

  • Discusses the work of pioneering German economists Gustav von Schmoller and Adolph Wagner, 100 years after their passing
  • Traces the influence of their ideas and explores the relevance of their thought in today’s global economy
  • Includes contributions by an international interdisciplinary group of scholars
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This book discusses the work of German economists Gustav von Schmoller and Adolph Wagner, its influence on the tradition of German and Austrian economic and social thought, and its implications for the discipline today. Schmoller and Wagner integrated philosophical, historical, sociological and political approaches into the science of economics, focusing specifically on economic development. Schmoller, who is considered the head of the second generation of the German Historical School, argued that general propositions of economic theory had to be based on historical-empirical studies. In contrast, Wagner was a systematologist who preferred to start his investigations into economic problems from abstract principles. Schmoller and Wagner share, however, a common focus on institutions and the role of the state; Wagner favored state policy initiatives, while Schmoller was concerned with the risks of state policy failure. One hundred years after their deaths, the contributions to this book look into their approach, trace the influence of their ideas, and explore the relevance of their thought in a global economy.  This book will be useful for students and scholars interested in socio-economics, the history of economic thought, economic policy, and political science.  

About the authors

Juergen Backhaus acquired his diploma in Economics, Management Sciences and Political Sciences in Konstanz in 1973, where he also achieved his licentiate degree in Law in 1976 and did his doctorate under Gerard Gäfgen in 1985. From 1986, Juergen Backhaus was a professor of Public Finance at the University of Maastricht. Since March 1994, he publishes the European Journal of Law and Economics. Since 2001 he holds the Krupp Foundation Chair in Public Finance and Fiscal Sociology at the University of Erfurt. Juergen Backhaus was announced honorary doctor of the University of Thessaly in 2004.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Backhaus, Ursula (et al.)

    Pages 1-5

  • Gustav Schmoller’s Program and Its Valuation Today and Tomorrow

    Schmidt, Karl-Heinz

    Pages 7-20

  • Gustav von Schmoller in the Netherlands 1870–1940. A Forgotten Economist?

    Jansen, Robert W. J.

    Pages 21-40

  • Schmoller Research in China and Its Potential

    Li, Gang

    Pages 41-47

  • Gustav Schmoller and Adolph Wagner: The Idea of Social Justice in Health Care

    Backhaus, Ursula

    Pages 49-63

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Hardcover $139.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Gustav von Schmoller and Adolph Wagner
Book Subtitle
Legacy and Lessons for Civil Society and the State
Editors
  • Jürgen Backhaus
  • Günther Chaloupek
  • Hans Frambach
Series Title
The European Heritage in Economics and the Social Sciences
Series Volume
21
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-78993-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-78993-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-78992-7
Series ISSN
1572-1744
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 191
Number of Illustrations and Tables
13 b/w illustrations
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