Neues Diskussionspapier: Walter Eucken zur Wettbewerbsordnung

This paper provides, after a contextualizing introduction, the first-time translation of Walter Eucken’s presentation during the first session of the founding meeting of the Mont Pèlerin Society, April 1-10, 1947. ucken was the only scholar based in Germany to attend the conference and took an active part already in its preparation, especially through his extensive exchange with Friedrich A. Hayek and Wilhelm Röpke. While Eucken participated in several subsequent sessions, his intervention in the session “‘Free’ Enterprise and Competitive Order” is of particular interest with regard to the political economy of the Freiburg School. It reveals strong parallels to Hayek’s contemporaneous research program and the “Old Chicago” School.