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Neoliberal Globalization: The German Experience

  • 6275 Bunche Hall Los Angeles, CA (map)

A lecture by Dieter Plehwe.

Germany’s economy has been highly successful in large part as a result of its export orientation. Professor Dieter Plehwe of the WZB Berlin Social Science Center will analyze the response of the German economy in recent decades to ever more intense international competition. He will discuss, as well, leading German economists’ interpretations of Germany’s place in an evolving world. Plehwe will focus on the work of Herbert Giersch and the activities of the Kiel Institute for the World Economy that he headed. At first an adherent of Keynesianism, Giersch came to adopt a German Ordoliberal perspective in his major works.

Dieter Plehwe is co-editor with Philip Mirowski of The Road from Mont Pèlerin: The Making of the Neoliberal Thought Collective (2009).