Eucken, Walter

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Eucken, Walter Gender: M
born on 17 January 1891 at 09:00 (= 09:00 AM )
Place Jena, Germany, 50n56, 11e35
Timezone LMT m11e35 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Müller
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 26°59' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 28°00 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 20°03'

Walter Eucken
photo: Walter Eucken Institut, license cc-by-sa-3.0


German economist and father of ordoliberalism. His name is closely linked with the development of the "social market economy".

Ordoliberalism is a German variant of neoliberalism that emphasises the need for the state to ensure that the free market produces results close to its theoretical potential.

Walter Eucken is the son of the philosopher Rudolf Eucken, who won the 1908 Nobel Prize in Literature.

Walter Eucken received his doctorate in 1914, shortly before he had to serve as officer at the fronts of World War I. In 1921 in Berlin, Eucken completed additional studies and was appointed to his first professorship. In 1927 he moved to Freiburg, where he was professor of economics until his death. During the Nazi period, Eucken was associated to the resistance movement.

He died 20 March 1950 during a lecture series at the London School of Economics, UK.

The Walter Eucken Institut was founded four years after his death.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • compare to chart of Rüstow, Alexander (born 8 April 1885). Notes: Co-founders of Ordoliberalism


Source Notes

Arno Müller, vol 2


  • Vocation : Business : Economist
  • Notable : Famous : First in Field (father of ordoliberalism)