Gustav von Schmoller

1838 - 1917

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Gustav Friedrich (after 1908: von) Schmoller (German: [ˈʃmɔlɐ] ; 24 June 1838 – 27 June 1917) was the leader of the "younger" German historical school of economics. He was a leading Sozialpolitiker (more derisively, Kathedersozialist, "Socialist of the Chair"), and a founder and long-time chairman of the Verein für Socialpolitik, the German Economic Association, which continues to exist. The appellation "Kathedersozialist" was given to Schmoller and other members of the Verein by their enemies. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gustav von Schmoller has received more than 107,686 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Gustav von Schmoller is the 145th most popular economist, the 1,729th most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,667th in 2019) and the 17th most popular German Economist.

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Among economists, Gustav von Schmoller ranks 145 out of 414Before him are Robert Fogel, Dani Rodrik, Hans-Hermann Hoppe, Pierre Guillaume Frédéric le Play, James Heckman, and Vernon L. Smith. After him are Christopher A. Pissarides, Bengt Holmström, Jeffrey Sachs, William Beveridge, Robert F. Engle, and Benedetto Cotrugli.

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Among people born in 1838, Gustav von Schmoller ranks 33Before him are Cleveland Abbe, Vladimir Markovnikov, William Henry Perkin, Arthur Auwers, Fredrik Idestam, and Jean-Paul Laurens. After him are Ludwig Gumplowicz, Jules Brunet, Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows, Duchess Alexandra of Oldenburg, Vatroslav Jagić, and Süleyman Hüsnü Pasha. Among people deceased in 1917, Gustav von Schmoller ranks 34Before him are Hugo Simberg, Lucien Petit-Breton, Mendele Mocher Sforim, Émile Boirac, Princess Louise Margaret of Prussia, and Maximilian von Prittwitz. After him are Kristian Birkeland, Manuel de Arriaga, Matthias Zurbriggen, Eleonore Reuss of Köstritz, Octave Lapize, and Sarah Aaronsohn.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Gustav von Schmoller ranks 1,729 out of 7,253Before him are Günther Quandt (1881), Elisabeth of Swabia (1205), Frederick III, Landgrave of Thuringia (1332), Sebastian Haffner (1907), Dieter Rams (1932), and Jochen Mass (1946). After him are Cerdic of Wessex (467), Albrecht, Duke of Bavaria (1905), Richenza of Northeim (1087), Heinrich Marschner (1795), Ludwig Börne (1786), and Margaret Sambiria (1230).

Among ECONOMISTS In Germany

Among economists born in Germany, Gustav von Schmoller ranks 17Before him are Hermann Heinrich Gossen (1810), Lorenz von Stein (1815), Oskar Morgenstern (1902), Adolph Wagner (1835), Ernest Mandel (1923), and Hans-Hermann Hoppe (1949). After him are Ernst Engel (1821), Wilhelm Röpke (1899), Walter Eucken (1891), Lujo Brentano (1844), E. F. Schumacher (1911), and Adam Müller (1779).