Gustav von Schmoller

1838 - 1917

Gustav von Schmoller

Gustav Friedrich (after 1908: von) Schmoller (German: [ˈʃmɔlɐ] (listen); 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 Sozialpolitik, the German Economic Association, which continues to exist.The appellation "Kathedersozialist" was given to Schmoller and other members of the Verein by their enemies. Schmoller disavowed the "socialist" label, instead tracing his thought to the heterodox liberalism represented by Jérôme-Adolphe Blanqui, Jean Charles Léonard de Sismondi, John Stuart Mill, Johann Heinrich von Thünen, Bruno Hildebrand, Thomas Edward Cliffe Leslie, Lorenz von Stein, and Émile de Laveleye and radicals such as Frederic Harrison and Edward Spencer Beesly. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gustav von Schmoller has received more than 61,768 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 146th most popular economist.

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Among economists, Gustav von Schmoller ranks 146 out of 288Before him are Robert F. Engle, Christopher A. Pissarides, Jeremy Rifkin, Peter Diamond, Daniel McFadden, and Benedetto Cotrugli. After him are Jean Charles Léonard de Sismondi, Frank Knight, Robert C. Merton, Daniel Ellsberg, James Heckman, and Kenneth E. Boulding.

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Among people born in 1838, Gustav von Schmoller ranks 32Before him are Vladimir Markovnikov, Marià Fortuny, Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows, Ludwig Gumplowicz, Arthur Auwers, and Duchess Alexandra of Oldenburg. After him are Vatroslav Jagić, Süleyman Hüsnü Pasha, Jules Brunet, James Craig Watson, Nicolae Grigorescu, and John Muir. Among people deceased in 1917, Gustav von Schmoller ranks 34Before him are Lucien Petit-Breton, Hugo Simberg, Georges Guynemer, Mendele Mocher Sforim, Maximilian von Prittwitz, and Princess Louise Margaret of Prussia. After him are Eleonore Reuss of Köstritz, Dadabhai Naoroji, Octave Lapize, Ivan Goremykin, Léon Flameng, and Boris Stürmer.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Gustav von Schmoller ranks 1,632 out of 3,763Before him are Ralf Hütter (1946), Hanns Martin Schleyer (1915), Diane Kruger (1976), John Jacob Astor (1763), Hans Poelzig (1869), and Fastrada (765). After him are Duchess Augusta of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1764), Carl Ludwig Willdenow (1765), Jürgen Moltmann (1926), Joachim Schepke (1912), Carl Laemmle (1867), and Otto Brunfels (1488).

Among ECONOMISTS In Germany

Among economists born in Germany, Gustav von Schmoller ranks 16Before him are Ernest Mandel (1923), Lorenz von Stein (1815), Klaus Schwab (1938), Oskar Morgenstern (1902), Hermann Heinrich Gossen (1810), and Ernst Engel (1821). After him are Alfred Weber (1868), Hans-Hermann Hoppe (1949), Walter Eucken (1891), Albert O. Hirschman (1915), Wilhelm Röpke (1899), and E. F. Schumacher (1911).

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