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1st Edition

The Economic Thought of Friedrich List

ISBN 9780815372455
Published November 22, 2018 by Routledge
256 Pages - 6 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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


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. 15441617) to Friedrich List (17891846), 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

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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.