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Department of Economics Working Papers,
Vienna University of Economics and Business, Department of Economics

Die Volkswirtschaftslehre an der Hochschule für Welthandel, 1918–1973

Hansjörg Klausinger ()
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Hansjörg Klausinger: Department of Economics, Vienna University of Economics and Business

Abstract: This contribution examines the teaching of economics at the Hochschule für Welthandel as a case study in the evolution of Austrian academic economics in the 20th century. The period considered is divided into three periods – before, under and after the NS-regime. The main focus is on the multiparadigmatic character of the discipline before WWII, on economics under the NS rule, and on the restoration and delayed integration of economics into the international mainstream after 1945. On the personal level, the teaching of economics at the Welthandel was dominated for more than three decades by Walter Heinrich and Richard Kerschagl, whose influence is explored with regard to their academic, scientific and political activities.

Keywords: History of economic thought, Teaching of economics, Austrian economics, Hochschule für Welthandel (WU Vienna University of Economics and Business)

JEL-codes: A20; B25; B29 July 2015

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