Event Title

Panel IV: “Nazi Apostasy and the Market: The Intellectual Alchemy of Spanish Economic Liberalism”

Presenter Information

Cornel Ban, Brown University

Abstract

During the 1970s and 1980s a small elite of economists based in the central bank and economic departments have been credited with embedding economic liberalism in Spain. Their ideas about state-market relations can be traced back to their graduate education in the UK during the postwar decades or before the Civil War. Yet my research also reveals that what is equally important for the triumph of economic liberalism in post-authoritarian Spain has been Friedrich von Stackelberg, an ex-Nazi economics professor recruited by the Franco regime in 1943 through the transnational epistemic networks linking the authoritarian regimes of Spain and Germany.

Presenter Bio(s)

Cornel Ban, a visiting fellow at Brown University’s prestigious Watson Institute, specializes in the history and theory of economic models, with a specific focus on Spain. He has published several articles on the politics of economic liberalization during and after the Franco regime.

Location

University of Massachusetts Amherst, Institute for Holocaust, Genocide and Memory Studies

Start Date

15-10-2011 10:45 AM

End Date

15-10-2011 11:30 AM



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Oct 15th, 10:45 AM Oct 15th, 11:30 AM

Panel IV: “Nazi Apostasy and the Market: The Intellectual Alchemy of Spanish Economic Liberalism”

University of Massachusetts Amherst, Institute for Holocaust, Genocide and Memory Studies

During the 1970s and 1980s a small elite of economists based in the central bank and economic departments have been credited with embedding economic liberalism in Spain. Their ideas about state-market relations can be traced back to their graduate education in the UK during the postwar decades or before the Civil War. Yet my research also reveals that what is equally important for the triumph of economic liberalism in post-authoritarian Spain has been Friedrich von Stackelberg, an ex-Nazi economics professor recruited by the Franco regime in 1943 through the transnational epistemic networks linking the authoritarian regimes of Spain and Germany.