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Interdependence of Economy and Society:
Wilhelm-Röpke-Institute


The mutual relationship between economy and society cannot be reduced to supply and demand. The „Interdependence of Orders“ (Walter Eucken) can only be understood if issues „Beyond Supply and Demand“ (the German title of the most well-known book of Wilhelm Röpke) are incorporated into the scientific analysis. This insight is fundamental for the concept of the Social Market Economy as conceived theoretically by Walter Eucken, Alfred Müller-Armack and Wilhelm Röpke and put into political practice by Ludwig Erhard. 

Our institute is especially dedicated to the intellectual heritage of Wilhelm Röpke (1899-1966), who in 1924 was assigned a chair at the University of Jena as the youngest professor in Germany. The Wilhelm-Röpke-Institute conducts research and publication activities related to the ideas of Wilhelm Röpke and aims at revitalizing the intellectual heritage of the founding fathers of the Social Market Economy.

News

  

5th Ettersburg Conference on the Future of Constitutional Economics:

International Order - Political Economy of (Dis-)Integration

 

27-29 April 2017,
Schloss Ettersburg bei Weimar


 

Policy Paper based on the

11th Annual Wilhelm Röpke Memorial Lecture by

Heike Göbel

(Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung):

 

Liberals and the Welfare State - a Difficult Relationship

 

held on 16 February 2017, 17:00

Thüringer Aufbaubank, Gorkistr. 9, Erfurt

 


 

5th Young Scholars Seminar on Constitutional Economics

 

15-16 February 2017, Erfurt


 

International Colloquium and Public Conference:

 

Wilhelm Röpke:

A Liberal Political Economist and Social Philosopher in Times of Multiple European Crises

 

14-16 April 2016

Maison de la Paix, Geneva

 

Impressions from the Conference

 


 

Policy Paper based on the

10th Annual Wilhelm Röpke Memorial Lecture by

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Carl Christian von Weizsäcker

(Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods, Bonn):

 

Global Social Market Economy and the Refugees Debate

 

held on 11 February 2016, 17:00

Thüringer Aufbaubank, Gorkistr. 9, Erfurt

 


 

13 Personalities Interpret Wilhelm Röpke:

 

Joint Initiative of Wilhelm-Röpke-Institut and Aktionsgemeinschaft Soziale Marktwirtschaft

 

NOUS & Jenaer Allianz

Das Wilhelm-Röpke-Institut ist Mitglied im NOUS-Netzwerk für Ordnungsökonomik und Sozialphilosophie sowie in der Jenaer Allianz zur Erneuerung der Sozialen Marktwirtschaft