As the world grapples with increased globalization and technological change, Friedrich List’s work appears more relevant than ever before. His theory of "productive powers" and his argument for protecting infant industries give us a valuable way of looking at innovation systems, winners and losers in international trade, and the current shift towards economic and political nationalism.
Comprising fifteen specially commissioned chapters from a range of international scholars, this book explores many aspects of List’s economic thought, including industrial development, political economy, the economics of education, infrastructure and catching-up processes in Asian economies.
This volume will be illuminating reading for advanced students and researchers in the history of economic thought, economic history, economic policy and international trade.
Table of Contents
Introduction Harald Hagemann, Stephan Seiter and Eugen Wendler 1. Friedrich List's Seven Deadly Economic Sins Eugen Wendler 2. Friedrich List: Looking Back to the Future Dieter Senghaas 3. Growth and Integration: Why We Should Re-Read Friedrich List Stephan Seiter 4. Friedrich List and National Political Economy: Ideas for Economic Development José Luís Cardoso 5. German, American and French Influences on List’s Ideas of Economic Development Harald Hagemann 6. Friedrich List and France: The History of a Lifelong Engagement Mechthild Coustillac 7. Friedrich List’s 'Economics of Education' Stefano Spalletti 8. Manufacturing Matters: From Giovanni Botero (c. 1544–1617) to Friedrich List (1789–1846), or: The History of an Old Idea Philipp Robinson Rössner 9. Two Early Views on Railway Regulation in Germany: Friedrich List and David Hansemann Bernhard Wieland 10. Friedrich List and the Non-financial Origins of the European Crisis Erik S. Reinert and Rainer Kattel 11. Noboru Kobayashi’s Research on Friedrich List: A Contribution on List's Reception and Interpretation in Japan Tetsushi Harada 12. Friedrich List and the American System of Innovation Mark Knell 13. List and Russia Vladimir Artonomov and Elizaveta Burina 14. Friedrich List and China’s Quest for Development Mei Junjie 15. Industrial Development Strategies in Asia: The Influence of Friedrich List on Industrial Evolution in Japan, South Korea and China Alexander Gerybadze
Harald Hagemann is Professor Emeritus of Economic Theory at the University of Hohenheim, Germany.
Stephan Seiter is Professor of Economics and Quantitative Methods at Reutlingen University, Germany.
Eugen Wendler has retired from his role as Professor of International Marketing, Consumer Behaviour and Communication at Reutlingen University, Germany.