History of Economic Thought
The Freiburg tradition developed from a variety of currents in the history of ideas. Their description and critical assessment can offer important insights for contemporary debates. An important focus of research is the formation of the Social Market Economy and its significance for today’s economic and social policy. The Institut also cooperates with renowned scholars in the history of economic thought to continue research on important members of the Freiburg School.
- Walter Eucken, Gesammelte Werke
- The Freiburg School: Contributions to Political Economy (Doctoral thesis project Daniel Nientiedt)
- Metaphysical Justification for an Economic Constitution? Franz Böhm and the Concept of Natural Law, Constitutional Political Economy, 30 (1), 2019, pp. 114-129 (Daniel Nientiedt).
- The Muthesius Controversy: A Tale of Two Liberalisms, History of Political Economy, 49 (4), 2017, pp. 607-630 (Ekkehard A. Köhler and Daniel Nientiedt).
- Liberalism and democracy – a comparative reading of Eucken and Hayek, Cambridge Journal of Economics, 40(6), 2016, pp. 1743-1760 (Ekkehard A. Köhler and Daniel Nientiedt).
- Ordoliberalism, Pragmatism and the Eurozone Crisis: How the German Tradition Shaped Economic Policy in Europe, European Review of International Studies 2(3), 2015, pp. 48-61 (Lars P. Feld, Ekkehard A. Köhler and Daniel Nientiedt).
Revised and shortened version of: CESifo Working Paper No. 5368, May 2015; Freiburg Discussion Papers on Constitutional Economics No. 15/4.