Ekkehard A. Köhler

Ekkehard Koehler is a trained economist and started his career in investment banking. Leaving the financial industry before the financial crisis, he started writing for newspapers on financial markets and economic policy. He holds a PhD in economics from the University of Freiburg, Germany, and is currently an interim professor at the University of Siegen, Germany, and an executive manager at the Walter Eucken Institute. His research focuses on the (political) economics of fiscal and monetary policy as well as on economics education, especially behavioral studies in various fields and contexts. He is trained in empirical as well as qualitative methods and has a soft spot for the history of economic thought.

“Old Chicago” and Freiburg: Why Ordoliberalism Was No “German Oddity”

Both the Chicago and Freiburg schools faced systemic fragility as the crucial property of societal orders. It was this fragility that served as the...

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