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Heinrich PESCH

Heinrich PESCH, German economist. Member, Society of Jesus.


  • PESCH, Heinrich was born in 1854 in Germany.

  • Education

    • Graduate University Bonn, 1875, University Berlin, 1903.


    • Catholic economist who stressed the moral basis of economics, arguing that economic phenomena should be evaluated in terms of welfare, and called the social system he advocated ‘Christian solidarism’. This involved stressing the interdependence of groups within society and the necessity of subordinating private economic interests to the collective welfare of the people. Mainz Theological Seminary, 1892-1900.

    Major achievements

    • Member, Society of Jesus.
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    Born 1854
    Died 1926
    (aged 72)