Historische Sozialwissenschaft


Protectionism: from Bismarck to Trump

Deutsche Welle vom 26.3.2018

Atempause für die EU

BR, Bayern 2 vom 26.3. 7.35h

Mit der Stahlindustrie ist kein Blumentopf mehr zu gewinnen

Deutschlandfunk vom 10.3.2018

Ludwig Erhard 2.0

Süddeutsche Zeitung vom 27.2.2018

Die verflixte Bürgerversicherung, 

FAS vom 4.2.2018, S.5

(Textversion)    (Zeitung)

Vergleich von Wirtschaftsdaten: 

Die Macht der eigenen Wirtschaftskultur

ZDF heute, 12.01.2018

Der Marshall-Plan – Hilfe zur Selbsthilfe“,  

Radio Bayern2, 19.10.2017 9.05-10 h


Which integration model for Europe?

Centralisation vs. subsidiarity – or a totally different approach?

“Public Finance Dialogue” im Bundesfinanzministerium am 25./26.9. 2017


Europa in Vielfalt einigen

Eine Denkschrift


The ongoing crisis in the euro zone raises the question of whether the previously chosen path of European integration is likely to spur internal and external competitiveness and capability of action. In economic terms, it is about a strategy that does justice to the uniqueness of the European Economic Area. Its special feature is that Europe – in contrast to North America - has historically developed diverse economic cultures whose qualities match the requirements of distinct markets and whose set of institutions are functional. An adequate European economic policy has to acknowledge these cultures and develop strategies to improve their individual effectiveness, i.e. comparative institutional advantage. This productive governance (Ordnungspolitik of the visible hand) is in stark contrast to a policy of harmonization that emanates from the idea of uniform market conditions. What does the EU need are rules and strategies that create unity in diversity, realizing its official motto: united in diversity.

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Nationalstaat und Europäische Union. Eine Bestandsaufnahme (Liber Amicorum für Joachim Jens Hesse), hrsg. v. Anthony B. Atkinson, Peter M. Huber, Harold James, Fritz W. Scharpf, Baden-Baden 2016, S. 275-294