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Hans WILLGERODT

economist

Hans WILLGERODT, German economist in the field of Trade Relations; Balance of Payments; Agricultural Policy. Member, Mont Pelerin Society, Deutsche Gesellschaft für auswärtige Politik, List-Gesellschaft, Gesellschaft für Wirtschaftsund Sozialwissenschaften (Verein für Sozialpolitik); Ludwig Erhard-Stiftung, Arbeitsgemeinschaft deutscher wirtschaftswissenschäftlischer Forschungs Institute, Institution.

Background

WILLGERODT, Hans was born in 1924 in Hildesheim, Germany.

Education

Diplom-Volkswirt, Doctorate, Habilitation, Privatdozent University Bonn,1950,1954, 1959.

Career

Professor, Director, Institute, Institution Wirtschaftspolitik, University Cologne, 1963, 1970. Director, Wirschaftspolitisches Seminar, University Cologne, W. Germany, since 1963. Editorial Boards, ORDOYearbook, Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftspolitik.

Achievements

  • Member, Mont Pelerin Society, Deutsche Gesellschaft für auswärtige Politik, List-Gesellschaft, Gesellschaft für Wirtschaftsund Sozialwissenschaften (Verein für Sozialpolitik). Ludwig Erhard-Stiftung, Arbeitsgemeinschaft deutscher wirtschaftswissenschäftlischer Forschungs Institute, Institution.

Views

Problems created when using trade barriers as a means of balance-of-payments policy. International monetary order: early analysis and prediction of the economic and politial difficulties of a monetary union of the European Economie Community. Proof that convertibility and flexible exchange rates reduce the alleged danger of petro-dollars and political fund transfers.

New international economic order: criticism of the Corea-Plan and the report of the NorthSouth Commission. In contrast a liberal economic order is advocated. Proposi tion of a supply-side policy to fight stagflation and rejection of Keynesian instruments.

Recommendation to foster private property as a basic element of a sound economic and political order. Critical analysis of the European agriculture policy.