The Political Economy of Wilhelm Roepke


This colloquium focused on four of Wilhelm Roepke's main intellectual concerns: the business cycle, the growth of the welfare state, the relationship between employment and inflation, and international economic relations.


Conference Readings

Roepke, Wilhelm. 2 Essays by Wilhelm Roepke: The Problem of Economic Order, and Welfare, Freedom, and Inflation. Edited by Johannes Overbeek. Lanham: University Press of America, 1987.

Roepke, Wilhelm, “The Economics of Full Employment” In The Critics of Keynesian Economics, edited by Henry Hazlitt, 363-385. New Rochelle: Arlington House, 1977. (accessed June 15, 2011).

Roepke, Wilhelm. Economics of the Free Society. Chicago: Henry Regnery Company, 1963.

Roepke, Wilhelm. International Order and Economic Integration. Dordrecht (Netherlands): D. Reidel, 1959.

Roepke, Wilhelm. “Fascist Economics.” Economica (February 1935): 85-100.

Roepke, Wilhelm. The Solution of the German Problem. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1947.

Roepke, Wilhelm, “The Place of Economics Among the Sciences” In On Freedom and Free Enterprise: Essays in Honor of Ludwig von Mises, Princeton: Van Nostrand, 1956. 111-127.

Roepke, Wilhelm. “A Value Judgment on Value Judgments.” Revue de la Faculte des Sciences Economiques d'Istanbul 3 (1942): 1-19.

Roepke, Wilhelm. “The Economic Necessity of Freedom.” Modern Age 3 (1959): 227-236.

Roepke, Wilhelm. “Trends in German Business Cycle Policy.” Economic Journal (September 1933): 427-441.

Roepke, Wilhelm. Crises and Cycles. Glasgow: William Hodge and Co., Ltd., 1936.

Roepke, Wilhelm. A Humane Economy: The Social Framework of the Free Market, Third Edition. Wilmington: ISI Books, 1998.

Roepke, Wilhelm. The Social Crisis of Our Time. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Transaction Publishers, 1992.

Röpke, Wilhelm. Against the Tide. Translated by Elizabeth Henderson. Chicago: Henry Regnery Company, 1969.