Wilhelm Röpke

Economist, Author

1899 – 1966

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Who was Wilhelm Röpke?

Wilhelm Röpke was Professor of Economics, first in Jena, then in Graz, Marburg, Istanbul, and finally Geneva, Switzerland, and one of the spiritual fathers of the social market economy, theorising and collaborating to organise the post-World War II economic re-awakening of the war-wrecked German economy, deploying a program sometimes referred to as the sociological neoliberalism.

With Alfred Müller-Armack and Alexander Rüstow and Walter Eucken and Franz Böhm he elucidated the ideas, which then were introduced formally by Germany's post-World War II Minister for Economics Ludwig Erhard, operating under Konrad Adenauer's Chancellorship. Röpke and his colleagues' economic influence therefore is considered largely responsible for enabling Germany's post-World War II Economic "Miracle." Röpke was also an historian.

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Born
Oct 10, 1899
Schwarmstedt
Also known as
  • Wilhelm Röpke
Nationality
  • Germany
Profession
Education
  • Philipps University of Marburg
Lived in
  • Lower Saxony
Died
Feb 12, 1966
Geneva

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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