Stefan Kolev

Stefan Kolev is professor of political economy at the University of Applied Sciences Zwickau, Germany, and the deputy director of the Wilhelm Röpke Institute. His research focuses on the history of economic thought, especially ordoliberalism, Austrian economics and the German Historical School, on constitutional and institutional economics, and on economic sociology, especially Max Weber. Stefan Kolev is a founding member of the Network for Constitutional Economics and Social Philosophy NOUS. He is a co-editor of the ORDO Yearbook of Economic and Social Order and of the Journal of Contextual Economics – Schmollers Jahrbuch. His personal website is https://stefan-kolev.de/

“Power Is Evil in Itself”: The Ordoliberal Quest for a Privilege-Free Order

The lesson from the quest of German ordoliberals for a privilege-free order from the 1930s to the 1950s is that once in...

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